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Cleared about an acre of regen on a future development site following the initial felling about 4yrs ago. Mixture of bramble, rushes, hazel, ash and willow up to about 4 inches diameter in places. About 7hrs work 

 

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15 hours ago, Jwoodgardenmaintenance said:

Looking at micro diggers and can't make my mind up 

 

I've got the 3 main ones I like 

Doosan Dx10

Yanmar voi 12

Kobelco sk10 sr

 

Looking for people who run these brands who can give feedback good/bad 

 

Jack

Yanmar make Kobelco minis at the moment so corresponding models are exactly the same but different paint. So I guess go for whatever is cheapest/best back up.

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8 hours ago, Matthew Storrs said:

Yanmar make Kobelco minis at the moment so corresponding models are exactly the same but different paint. So I guess go for whatever is cheapest/best back up.

Is Doosan the maker of bobcat aswell the dx27 is exactly the same as the e26 & I'm sure someone said that bobcat are made by doosan but I could've heard wrong 

 

Jack 

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1 hour ago, Jwoodgardenmaintenance said:

Is Doosan the maker of bobcat aswell the dx27 is exactly the same as the e26 & I'm sure someone said that bobcat are made by doosan but I could've heard wrong 

 

Jack 

Yessame machine- although they have different body work etc- think the guts are basically the same. I don’t spend much time on micros so not really familiar with what’s on offer at the mo. Normally I’d suggest looking at Takeuchi, but purchased a new Takeuchi tb216 last year and in somes ways I’m a bit disappointed with it. Deffo think Yanmar/kobelco would be worth hiring/demoing and see what you think. 

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I think I'm gonna get the yanmar on demo I use micros quite a lot and hate jcb 8008 style levers exact same controls just in a different position i without armrests that's why I'm being quite picky spoke to a few people with the takeuchi tb210r and really slow and gutless apparantley 

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Yes- servo controls are a must. Saves a lot of neck ache leaning over sticks! That’s more or less my experience with my latest Takeuchi tb216- poor lift capacity at far reach, breakout is disappointing. Small things like expanding tracks retract by themselves if working over the side, engine takes an age to warm up before you can move without the machine stalling- wouldn’t buy again. Shame cos my older takeuchis are phenomenal in comparison. Yanmar for me next.

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10 minutes ago, Matthew Storrs said:

Yes- servo controls are a must. Saves a lot of neck ache leaning over sticks! That’s more or less my experience with my latest Takeuchi tb216- poor lift capacity at far reach, breakout is disappointing. Small things like expanding tracks retract by themselves if working over the side, engine takes an age to warm up before you can move without the machine stalling- wouldn’t buy again. Shame cos my older takeuchis are phenomenal in comparison. Yanmar for me next.

I think that's the route I'm going down with yanmar tbh can't afford to pay £18-21k on a heap of utter s**t I'll get on the buzzer tomorrow and get a demo arranged cheers for the info 

 

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Anybody aware of a company who makes decent bolt on ram guards for a 2.6 ton size machine, let one of the other lads loose on the bobcat today and he's managed to put a few noticeable scars in the main lift ram with the grab tines, we have had words but now I know it's possible I'd rather have something that covers the whole front of the ram not just the standard that covers the chrome.
Also possibly the bucket ram could do with a cover as in among it with the shear on.
I tryed Google but kept just getting big demolition stuff.

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