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Offline Rob

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Re: Mini excavators
« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2022, 12:18:46 PM »
Can't wait to get a grapple!

They are amazing. I ordered a wicked grapple from Everything Attachments last year and waited 6mo for delivery. It is a game changer.
I like the look of their stuff!
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Re: Mini excavators
« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2022, 12:34:03 PM »
Griiz, when you got your class a, were you able to have your company certify you were trained and just do the tests or did you have to do 160 hour class?

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Re: Mini excavators
« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2022, 01:06:32 PM »
Griiz, when you got your class a, were you able to have your company certify you were trained and just do the tests or did you have to do 160 hour class?

Last February the state made it so you have to take the 160 hour class. A lot harder to get it now. I should have gotten mine years ago when it was easy and I had people that would sign for me. It cost me $6200 bucks to get CDL. I'm building up equipment and getting needed certifications/skills to work for myself when I leave teaching in a few years.
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Re: Mini excavators
« Reply #33 on: October 13, 2022, 03:20:47 PM »
I bought a used Bobcat E42 couple of years ago and it has been a dream to use.  Maintenance is easy only have had to replace a couple hoses when they leak or blow.  Loads of parts available on Bobcats website.  It also uses very little fuel for a 40HP machine.  A hydraulic thumb is a requirement for a mini for sure.

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Re: Mini excavators
« Reply #34 on: October 13, 2022, 03:52:01 PM »
I have a takeuchi tb135 and like it, I run jd 35's at work alot and they are the best all around mini I've ran, kubota are at the bottom of the list. As far as plowing snow they are all pretty worthless.  :twocents:

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Re: Mini excavators
« Reply #35 on: October 13, 2022, 09:13:21 PM »
One of the guys I work with runs an excavator rental business, he primarily uses Bobcats, has had Cat, Kubota, and Sani (sp). He is a fan of the Bobcats for the warranty (being a rental the warranty is a must) he does all the maintenance and replaces a ton of damaged parts. He is currently selling his 2 42s, bobcat offered him $42K buy out or will sell them for him on commission for $52K (before their commission). There is such a demand for them right now that he will get more for them then he paid for them new. He is keeping the 2 Bobcat 35s and the Kubota. He likes the Kubota but says it is "sloppy" compared to the Bobcats. The bobcats have too much power in the hydraulics and people break things because of it. They are an amazing tool and have so many uses. We have an older Komatsu and it has been a great machine even though it was "worn out" when we bought it. Best of luck in getting what you need for your project. IF the prices were not so crazy I woudl be looking for another one in the very near future.

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Re: Mini excavators
« Reply #36 on: October 14, 2022, 05:39:48 AM »
My Bobcat E42 is at 2500hrs, the pins are all very tight no slop.  I've tried to get it stuck a few times in mud and it always pulls me out.  I have used it to plow snow but it really packs it down rather than scrap it off, unless you dig up the top layer of your driveway.  A tractor blade would probably be better for snow plowing.

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Re: Mini excavators
« Reply #37 on: October 14, 2022, 07:15:03 AM »
Gonna be some cheap used ones soon is my guess.
Go Joe Go.

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Re: Mini excavators
« Reply #38 on: October 14, 2022, 07:59:18 AM »
Gonna be some cheap used ones soon is my guess.
Go Joe Go.

A bunch are already showing up on craigslist.

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Re: Mini excavators
« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2022, 07:15:20 PM »
You may want to look at a backhoe. Pretty much a universal piece of equipment.


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Re: Mini excavators
« Reply #40 on: October 14, 2022, 10:54:59 PM »
Bobcat Mini..  :tup:
MAGA!  Again..

 


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