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Testing out the digger on some rock placement, blew out a track and also managed to bang the hydraulic fitting on the boom cylinder with a log which required a new hose

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How do people get on with there 1.8-9 t diggers?

 

Does anyone run a flail on them or shear?

 

Just been thinking I the 1.8t volvo will be fit for what I want.... I just think the 2.5t machines are quite large.... 

 

By the bye.... 

 

I've possibly got the chance of chopping my little volvo back in against a kubota kx61-3 or a u27-4. What do people think of these?

 

I've only got 3t train weight and do not want to change motors! So would have to accept the train weight is over!

 

Is the bigger machine going to be a lot better? I'm thinking with my head for a change and considering the long run.... 

 

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Bigger machine is a lot better for Arb work. You’re always shifting heavy lumps. 
 

Sod the train weight. What’s the truck? 

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10 minutes ago, doobin said:

Bigger machine is a lot better for Arb work. You’re always shifting heavy lumps. 
 

Sod the train weight. What’s the truck? 

Run a ranger and a master tipper.... 

 

Rock and a hard place as only need to get itnout to the bigger machines like the botex or loader etc and have to get in places too.... 

 

 

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1 hour ago, swinny said:

Run a ranger and a master tipper.... 

 

Rock and a hard place as only need to get itnout to the bigger machines like the botex or loader etc and have to get in places too.... 

 

 

Take digger on tractor trailer

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9 hours ago, swinny said:

Run a ranger and a master tipper.... 

 

Rock and a hard place as only need to get itnout to the bigger machines like the botex or loader etc and have to get in places too.... 

 

 

Get a decent plant trailer, no tipper trailer will be sub 3.5t with a 2.5t digger. Add airbags to the ranger and it won’t be ‘legal’ but it will much improve it. I run a 2007 model, chipped with airbags. Don’t feel any need to change it.

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Really good to be back on it, clearing, digging out stumps(and a couple of whole trees!) and ringing up with the digger! 

As always the customer was amazed by the amount of work done in a day with a little machine.

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14 minutes ago, william127 said:

Really good to be back on it, clearing, digging out stumps(and a couple of whole trees!) and ringing up with the digger! 

As always the customer was amazed by the amount of work done in a day with a little machine.

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Got to love the ability a small machine gives you! Always surprised me what they can do!

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On 13/10/2021 at 19:55, swinny said:

 

 

I've possibly got the chance of chopping my little volvo back in against a kubota kx61-3 or a u27-4. What do people think of these?

 

 

If you are looking at either of those two, I would definitely go for the Kx61-3 , as the U27-4 is zero swing and really lacks the tail weight for lifting.

 

I run a Takeuchi TB230 which seems a lot larger than the Kubotas but I do rate it very Highly.

 

Just my opinion

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