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Show us your Arb Diggers please.

Ive had diggers before but never set up right for woodland working.
I want a 3 tonner, with Forestery guarding round the cab and a hydraulic winch mounted on it.
I know LPG Eddie has his lovely Kibuto , but that's way out my budget.
At pics or advise would be great
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Re: Show us your Arb Diggers please.

Why get a 3 toner, its too big to tow with a van / 4x4 so you will need to use the mog, in which case why not go bigger? I have always thought that a 7.5 tonner with a grab and rotator would be the nuts for woodland work, and its big enough that you could get some nice wee ditching jobs with it too.
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Did you say 30 Tonne??

I had this for a very special project recently and it had the job covered nicely!
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Very nice!
More pics please
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Ive had diggers before but never set up right for woodland working.
I want a 3 tonner, with Forestery guarding round the cab and a hydraulic winch mounted on it.
I know LPG Eddie has his lovely Kibuto , but that's way out my budget.
At pics or advise would be great
Thanks
Depends how new you want to go but I've got my eye on a wacker nueson 2.75t machine with a levelling cab......

It should also handle the small kesla shear.

There's an outfit near Oxford who have a 5t bobcat machine with a stroke processor head. Looks really effective.
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Re: Show us your Arb Diggers please.

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Ive had diggers before but never set up right for woodland working.
I want a 3 tonner, with Forestery guarding round the cab and a hydraulic winch mounted on it.
I know LPG Eddie has his lovely Kibuto , but that's way out my budget.
At pics or advise would be great
Thanks
Steve Im baffled or got wrong end of stick In Ty's aspen/chains on a roll thread, you only used a miserly amount of chain per year. Yet you want a digger to shift wood? Are you ripping them out roots and lot?
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A fair old project really, that turned into a tacklefest!!

A few more, but I'm waiting for the best pics and video.

It's a long way down when you look out the side window from that cab!


Hijack over, what size of machine can you realistically transport taking into account a few attachments/buckets will be going with you?

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thought i was watching stills from a episode of swamp loggers some nice kit seen the diggers working in scrap yard got a good view when up in air
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Steve Im baffled or got wrong end of stick In Ty's aspen/chains on a roll thread, you only used a miserly amount of chain per year. Yet you want a digger to shift wood? Are you ripping them out roots and lot?
I don't cut stones or soil

I don't micro cut and lower everything like a lot of folk, I crash it down big, mind steer the limbs away from obstacles and then either leave for habitat or lift it big with something

I want a digger with all the jazz on it and I will find stuff to do with it.

Tom a 3 tonner is a cracking size, if I was going to buy a big digger I'd just get a 12 tonner, same hassle shifting it , yet so much more power.
But I'm not a good enough operator to go ditching or digging founds, and I never will be.
I'm only talking for shifting a few sticks about on the odd job I get here and there and around the farm .
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I love a 3 tonner, I have used a few, prob best of the bunch was a bobcat 325, lots of power and well built. I must admit there is a world of difference between a 3 tonner and a 1.5 or 2 ton machine. You can do a lot with a 3 tonner, I used one with a thumb, it had a brash rake so you could rake up a site in no time and then grab the piles with the thumb.
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