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  1. Go for it mate, it's almost even more of a relevation for me than the Multione was. The Multione saves a lot of machine time- this thing saves actual labour! It runs the grab just fine, obviously. I've tried it with a pecker (hired) but wasn't impressed. Not an ideal job- it was a attacking a wall with the breaker horizontal up a slight incline, so in order to make the pecker work you had to keep pushing it into the wall. Drive motors rob the flow, so pecker barely worked. However, this would be exactly the same if you tried to do the same with a micro digger- the difference is with a micro digger you can use the arm to push which uses a lot less flow. I'm sure the Sherpa would be fine breaking vertically. With an auger, well, it's going to be the same as the micro digger, 20 litres a minute. It'll be way better than by hand, and ideal for certain jobs. But I didn't buy it to run attachments, I bought it to lift and shift repeatedly, which it excels at. Re stumpgrinder- even if you go for the diesel or twin cylinder petrol options, flow isn't much better. 25 or 28 l/min is nothing when it comes to stumpgrinders- still a waste of time. You never see people running stump grinders on 1.8t mini diggers do you? Even on 2.7t diggers with 50l/min it's widely accepted that they are a poor compromise. So I don't see the point in paying a lot extra for the different engines. If you really want to run attachments with flow, the only mini skid model to consider is the Giant 252 which is a marvel of compactness- they've squeezed a Kubota D902 with 33l/min flow into a machine just 780mm wide. However it was a fair bit more money (£18k bare machine) and at 810kg it's starting to become a bit cumbersome to shift about. And still not really enough flow to do anythign with. But if you don't have an articulated loader, and want just one machine to do it all- got to be worth a look. Only way to go for loader stump grinder is an engine mounted next to the stump grinder attachment, which I will get around to one day.
  2. I'd really disagree that they are more refined. Personal choice yes (you probably bought the model I didn't take! 🤣) but in terms of refinement they are pretty much the same. There's only much refinement on such a little emachine- both buck you around, the Worky just has some padding and worklights 🤣 I was led to believe that Sherpa made their own attachments. Anyhow, it's like Multione vs Avant. Color doesn't matter, it's the concept that's important. Here's some pics from that rebar job I mentioned earlier. I'm back in the office already rather than dragging rebar and humping blocks through the mud- result. Pretty incredible how much time was saved today, on a job you wouldn't really think 'loader' when you plan it.
  3. Tecnically it should burn less I thought? As the less ethanol content the more calories? I have to sort the ride on carb rubbers soon, no doubt caused by E5 let alone E10. We are lucky in that we have a Shell nearby, so have switched to their Supreme option which in our area is still zero ethanol (although legally has to be marked E5 at the pump)
  4. Demo the Sherpa first, I wasn't buying on price at all but it's slightly cheaper and I found it to handle better for me. It's also got a good pedigree (internal demolition on the continent) and you wouldn't believe how well built the attachments are too. Mine is the yellow 'smal' rather than the red 'Agri'. Electric start and better drive motors, pushed better than the Cast I found. Assuming you are looking at the petrol model, don't waste your time with a stumpgrinder. 13hp is tedious on a pedestrian grinder, never mind after hydraulic losses.
  5. I can answer all that for you. Just buy it. I've got a ballache of a job coming up- rebar some footings with mesh and starter bars round the back of a yard. The Sherpa will fit in the back of the truck, then drag the rebar sheets and lengths 100 yards up a hill to the footings, then carry the bandsaw and all the tools the same. Then I'll use it to run split concrete blocks to use as spacers from the pallets twenty yards away uhpill, over a set of alloy ramps (which we will have brought to unload anyway) to right where they are needed at the end of the 20m footings, the only access to which is over the trench. That's what it's about, saving labour. You wouldn't have bought the loader just for this, but now I have it... It's just like an extra employee that sits at the yard all day and only costs £250 per month for five years (so probably £50 a month over it's lifespane once finance is paid) plus a couple of beers (petrol) every day he works A third bloke on this job would be occupied all day just moving materials. Also loking forward to trying my new Makita rebar tying gun out- had it a few months and hired it out twice but not had call to use it personally
  6. 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.
  7. The diesel model is considerably wider than the petrol. It’s also heavier. You’ll use about ten litres of petrol in a hard ish day. Five if stop/start.
  8. @AHPPdoes this- he said earlier in the thread that he doesn’t get much subbing though, mainly his own work. I sub out with mine but mainly groundworks and most often alongside another machine. Just done a day locally with 1.9t digger, multione to handle bulk bags and crates of stone that were delivered, tracked 1.8t dumper to take muck out as it was a bit soft and then swapped that for Sherpa to move type 1 in and place it precisely in the path bases. A bit of a tackle fest but it was very local so why not- I went back to the yard for lunch and swapped over then. A lorry load of old concrete paths lifted out with the pallet tines, patio base dug out, 12t of type 1 un-bagged and taken in exactly where it was needed, four crates of slabs moved in and positioned for easy access and eight ton bags of sand plus a pallet of cement positioned ready to mix. All done and machines taken off site in a day. £500 plus vat and worth every penny, it would have taken two men and a digger and dumper at least two days. Messing about breaking up the paths, bucketing them out and then tracking outside to load the dumper with stone. A loader is just so much more efficient.
  9. Fully agree. Australia is once more the worlds largest prison.
  10. Just buy new gear mate, if you need it you need it reliable.People will pay silly money second hand for the 020 in particular.
  11. Sorry bro, I’m ‘self unemployable’ 🤣 Oh, and it ain’t your chipper, it’s Glendale’s.
  12. Kerb weight is 570kgs. I guess the bucket must be extra, they are around 80kgs. The bucket grab comes with removable cheeks to make it more of a bucket when you need, but I've ordered the high capacity 75cm bucket as well as the 76cm bucket grab and the wide bucket that I already have. Sounds like you'll have a sweet setup there with that truck and a trailer! If you went curved ramps they might even clear the headboard of the trailer into the back of the truck. Certainly worth investivating.
  13. You're not going to overload the axle weights any which way with a 500kg loader. But loading backwards, if for some reason you step off the platform the loader will roll over itself forwards. Loading forwards, standing behind it is much safer.
  14. You might be fine with some of those curved mower ramps into the Hilux. Just don't rely upon the tailgate wires to hold it! Drop the tailgate and mount the ramps to the body proper. I wouldn't fancy loading it backwards.. If it were me, I'd add roof bars and rest the bucket on them- would be about perfect. In a single cab it might even fit as is!
  15. I'd agree with that. I've welded lashing points inside the LDV. The Iveco has alloy sides, which are light enough and have enough clearance to the body that it works well poking the strap between them with them folded out, then attaching to the outer hooks. This way the lashing force is only distributed over the load, rather than over the sides. I'm also a big fan of four short ratchets, and tie down points on the four corners of the machine.

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