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Just now, Craig. said:

A local contractor I used  to do a bit for had a slightly older one than that, and used to say about it had larger front wheels than a JCB 3cx, making it better in soft ground. Might be worth a bit of investigation?

 

1 minute ago, Matthew Storrs said:

Well, relatively speaking. Obviously nothing like a tracked machine- however it is on quite wide tyres (wider than normal 3cx etc) and at 8 ton isn’t overly heavy as backhoes go. Local groundwork contractor has one and its 11 ton.

Posted the same time as you, he was saying larger diameter as well as width.

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Good drive home, just over an hour which usually takes 40mins in the car with some big hills.  Torque lock and arm suspension made it a pleasure to drive also air heated seat was great.

  

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24 minutes ago, difflock said:

Why many buckets?

It’s a jcb thing helps keep front wheels down he who has most buckets wins

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39 minutes ago, difflock said:

Why many buckets?

 Because that’s the nature of the game with a Backhoe, Versatility is what they’re about.

Back in the day we’d be tramping about with that and the essential Hydraulic Breaker, you’d be amazed how much utilisation the Breakers would get, Backhoe’s are great carriers for them.

Not forgetting all the 25ltr diesel drums that would be slipped into the Buckets carried in the front too, so you could last a few days.

 

Looking great Stephen, you know you’re now going to be everyone’s mate local now, with “can you just nip up on the weekend” 😀

 

 

Eddie.

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10 hours ago, Stephen Blair said:

Good drive home, just over an hour which usually takes 40mins in the car with some big hills.  Torque lock and arm suspension made it a pleasure to drive also air heated seat was great.

  

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Awesome! It always amazes me how quick you get your kit sign written- I got a new digger last year- still haven’t got round to getting it sign written!

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Lil tree shear on that back whoe an yr roaring ahead ;) K

 

....then log grab on front arms- development sites are yr oyster :)

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Just a couple more images of that U48 Kubota and Engcon setup.

He looks after his kit, and is actually going to a new Kobelco SK75 setup with Fixed Boom and Engcon, as interestingly he says he can’t remember the last time he used offset once the Engcon was fitted.

 

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Eddie.

 

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If I hadn't just got the bobcat I'd have been more than happy to come up with the extra money for that, lovely machine.

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