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Thing is with diggers is that they are so cheap to rent.


I had a Takeuchi 1.5 tonner, it was brilliant, but hardly ever used it, so I sold it.

 

Now when I need one I can get a 2,5 tonner delivered relatively cheaply.

 

Hiring an articulated wheeled loader is a different story.

 

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9 hours ago, Mick Dempsey said:

Thing is with diggers is that they are so cheap to rent.


I had a Takeuchi 1.5 tonner, it was brilliant, but hardly ever used it, so I sold it.

 

Now when I need one I can get a 2,5 tonner delivered relatively cheaply.

 

Hiring an articulated wheeled loader is a different story.

 

Yes, but both are useless in this game without spending a pretty penny on attachments. You can’t just rent a digger with tiltrotator, timber grab, post knocker and ripper either. 
 

I've just spent half an hour tracking to the burn site and back a few times with bundles of brash. Loader would have been much quicker (but wouldn’t have gathered it up from the other side of the ditch.) Now I’m using a tilt grader to smear damp clay into a batter. Loader would be useless. I can’t win either way, but digger wins on overall versatility for me. 
 

If Kev had been using a grab rather than chasing it around I’d have kept my mouth shut 😂

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£1600, that’s mad


Team of lads with mattocks, hand balling, rotavating , disposal, vat etc... not that far out at £1600

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2 hours ago, TIMON said:

 


Team of lads with mattocks, hand balling, rotavating , disposal, vat etc... not that far out at £1600

 

But using that methodology is the same as dismantling a mature oak with a silky and a butter knife 😆 

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But using that methodology is the same as dismantling a mature oak with a silky and a butter knife  


I don’t agree. Most domestic landscaping firms would take a couple of days to clear, rotavate and level a medium sized garden by hand and rotavate/level.
Domestic firms using a loader with all the attachments that Kev demo’d are few and far between.


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No point struggling by hand when machine can do job.

Many years ago leveled a larger heap of dirt in a low way in a paddock used what I had at the time was a loader tractor with 7ft 6 muck fork finished by back dragging area looked like it had been raked by hand. 

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6 hours ago, doobin said:

Yes, but both are useless in this game without spending a pretty penny on attachments. You can’t just rent a digger with tiltrotator, timber grab, post knocker and ripper either. 
 

ive just spent half an hour tracking to the burn site and back a few times with bundles of brash. Loader would have been much quicker (but wouldn’t have gathered it up from the other side of the ditch.) Now I’m using a tilt grader to smear damp clay into a batter. Loader would be useless. I can’t win, but digger wins on overall versatility for me. 
 

If Kevin has been using a grab rather than chasing it around I’d have kept my mouth shut 😂

Get off the bloody MO thread digger boy! You've got the toys, go make your own sandpit!

 

Only signed up MO aficionados are allowed in here 😂
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, kevinjohnsonmbe said:

Get off the bloody MO thread digger boy! You've got the toys, go make your own sandpit!

 

Only signed up MO aficionados are allowed in here 😂
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

😂  but your welcome To visit the digger thread if you want to see how it’s done... 

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Dreadful job today.
 

Out of the blue, phone call to ask if I could dig a hole.
 

Mate lost 1 of his Newfoundlands today.
 

Got it done but 3 blokes blubbing like babies. 
 

😭

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