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Not Arb work but what a pair these 2 make! Yanmar micro and slanetrac dumper. The slanetrac was bought new back in February with no work lined up for it, but I was ready to buy my first financed machine and it was what made most sense. Its been an absolute god send and I don't know what I'd have done without it since it arrived! 

Approximately 100 tons out of a back garden in 2 easy days, then another 15 as an extra a couple of days later. 

The last couple of  pictures are spreading 21 tons of Type 1, using the digger, muck truck, slanetrac and whacker plate, which all fit on the trailer in a legal load👌 

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These setups have always been handy and good enough earners.

 

My setup all fitted on a 10ft ifor tipper and was one of the very first hi tip tracked Hinowa in the UK.

 

It would still be a decent enough setup now.

 

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4 minutes ago, LGP Eddie said:

These setups have always been handy and good enough earners.

 

My setup all fitted on a 10ft ifor tipper and was one of the very first hi tip tracked Hinowa in the UK.

 

It would still be a decent enough setup now.

 

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Very smart, I'd be perfectly happy running that today as well.  

I spent many evenings after school on a hinowa like that when I was 14, 20 years ago, bumping out paving  slabs and shifting soil on one of my Dads sites.

I never used a tracked dumper to match it till I got the slanetrac, all the others were either weird- strange forward tipping arrangements,  high masts that you have to look round- or just not very good😅 

They come up for sale for 2500 ish every so often now, I'm very tempted to get one  to tidy up for a bit of a fun project and to use as a back up/second machine to the slanetrac 😅🤷‍♂️

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The Hinowa was great but just needed the tip angle modding a bit (I never got around to it) as you end up giving them a jolt to get the last bit out when tipping.

 

If you zoom in on the engine, you’ll see an additional downward pointing silencer box.

Best mod ever, just a simple Mini silencer box from the local exhaust place, it totally transformed it with the noise reduction.

 

Be a nice Log Splitter platform if you could pick one up cheap enough.

 

 

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47 minutes ago, LGP Eddie said:

The Hinowa was great but just needed the tip angle modding a bit (I never got around to it) as you end up giving them a jolt to get the last bit out when tipping.

 

If you zoom in on the engine, you’ll see an additional downward pointing silencer box.

Best mod ever, just a simple Mini silencer box from the local exhaust place, it totally transformed it with the noise reduction.

 

Be a nice Log Splitter platform if you could pick one up cheap enough.

 

 

They also don't lift high enough to clear a Transit tipper, which is no good in my line of work.

 

What spurred your move from micro machines to the big uns you run now? It's incredible looking back through this thread to see how far everyone has come.

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Obviously I used to load the Ifor, but I was utilising Grab Wagons back then and a lot of work was barn conversion stuff where you literally just had to get stuff outside for larger machines to take over and materials back in.

 

I just go where the journey takes me, I’m shite at business and not that great with people, but I can get by with kit.

 

 

 

 

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Sadly I haven’t any images of when I first started out on machines, that was a 2 wheel drive JCB 3cx with no Extending arm.

Promotion to an old C registration 4wd non turbo black cab Sitemaster and finally given my first new machine a Case 580sk non Turbo.

Sadly this burnt out, and it’s replacement was a Case 580sk Turbo in this image.

 

Took me an awful lot of years of operating for others to be able to have a shot on my own.


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Been a steady drip feed through the media on this really nice looking Dx100w Rubber Duck available now from Doosan.

 

A real handy size and it’ll take a bite out of the JCB Hydradig for certain.


Could make a great bit of kit for roadside stuff.

 

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Been a steady drip feed through the media on this really nice looking Dx100w Rubber Duck available now from Doosan.
 
A real handy size and it’ll take a bite out of the JCB Hydradig for certain.

Could make a great bit of kit for roadside stuff.
 
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We had looked at this as a future option to carry a GMT 35ttc as it's the perfect roadside size and in theory with the legs and blade should be really stable.
Would just need to get rid of the dules and put good quality flotations on.
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