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LGP Eddie

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  1. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Oh really? So why was I able to give guys Matthew Johnson’s contact details to buy it direct before Ross from Sandhill Plant beat everyone to it? 2k change actually! Eddie.
  2. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Shaun Gratton is now on board with Rototilt covering the North of England and Wales. He's very experienced in this end of the market from running his own full Komatsu setups, and is assembling somewhat of an in house dream team in terms of installation and backup for Rototilt UK at present. With Molson now supplying SMP units directly in a 'one stop shop' format and Kinshoffer with some superb looking next generation NOX units launched at Bauma, it's going to be a real battle on the Tiltrotator front this year. Plantworx show is coming soon, that's going to be the place to buy. Shaun Gratton 07779 332167 Eddie.
  3. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Where you based? Eddie.
  4. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    The Kx030-4 is what I recommend to guys calling me for solutions in this class. Rototilt R1 is the only thing to put on the end of it in my opinion, it has this class sewn up and the option of a removable gripper. The Takeuchi TB225 is the other main contender and makes for easy legal towing with a good range of attachments. Both these machines will command top prices used guaranteed if looked after. Eddie.
  5. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    I always say Kubota Kx161-3, brilliant in its day and a few days before Christmas on one confirmed they’re just as current and capable now. Steel tracks if you can drop on one. It’s a lot to do with what budget you have to spend, and what’s about at the time. Eddie.
  6. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Can’t say I didn’t give you a heads up. Dealer snapped it up, now on Mascus. https://www.mascus.co.uk/construction/used-mini-diggers-excavators-7/kubota-u-48-4/0ish0dxd.html Eddie.
  7. LGP Eddie

    how do you get stumps out?

    This might loosen it!😀 Eddie.
  8. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    I’d just opt for a bolt on top bracket, as in the sizes you’re talking it’s really not going to be huge money to have a few made up to fit the various machines you’ll be thinking of using. I can source them for you if you’re stuck around £120-£170. Loose pins slightly more. Things can be shared using different hole sizes and ‘dog bone’ pins to reduce the size and keep the Dipper arm central, mainly working for the 13 tonne and 20 tonne class, as they’re almost standard at 65 and 80 mm pins. In the 5, 6 and 8 tonne class you’ll vary from 40 to 60 mm and because many quick hitches simply won’t have the ability to cope with multiple pin centres due to their size, you’ll need an accurate fit. This is a typical 13/20 tonne multi pickup top, you’ll see the ‘dog bone’ pin fitted for when using it on 65mm pins. Almost all 13 and 20 tonne hitches are what’s called multiple centre and will cope with a fair range of difference to pick up attachments from other brands. Eddie.
  9. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    It's their type of road construction that has a very wide drainage ditches, often in the central reservation that suits this type of machine. Long transport distances need to be covered, but once on site they can use the telescope to grade like a long reach machine. The Tracked carrier they do is a different proposition and I've actually looked at these myself for certain applications. Eddie.
  10. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Fairly simple because it’s wank, just look at the clumsy thing, you’d need 10 acre to turn it around! Eddie.
  11. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    I believe it’s all Parker Hydraulics, mini Joysticks and a real trick setup. Absolute fingertip stuff, effortless. However if you’re a bit bored just get out for a stroll and do it all Radio Remote, and if it’s lunchtime just knock a sandwich up whilst you’re at it!😀 Eddie.
  12. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    I was lucky enough to have a go on one out in Sweden, nothing I’ve ever used comes close to the feel and precision of the hydraulics in them. Absolute powerhouse of a thing. To get as good as this guy could take more than a few shifts! Eddie.
  13. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    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. Eddie.
  14. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    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.
  15. LGP Eddie

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Somewhere in the middle the two will eventually meet! High speed Rubber Tracks! Eddie.

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