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  1. doobin

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    What model bobcat is that and which grab? How do you find it?
  2. doobin

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Bugger me, I thought crofters were poor folk? 😂
  3. doobin

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    I wish certain people around here would get pulled for taking the piss with tractors.
  4. doobin

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Still 2500 hours and only 7-8k less than new.
  5. doobin

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    £27k with hitch and buckets. Top end of the market, but with 0% that gives me 4k to play with that would otherwise go on interest.
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Fully agree re ZTS- the Bobcat E27 is the CTS version of the E27z with an extra 3KW (1.3l engine compared to 1l) and huge spec- 3 and 5.1km/hr on tracking, rollers for aux lines and boom swing, 24KN breakout, 3.2m dump height, and...currently 5 years 0%!!! Watch this space...
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Yes, all 2.5 tonners have either 15 or 18kw engines now due to Euro 4 or 5 and the need to keep them under the limits at which add blue is needed. The Volvo I like the build quality of, but it's now only 14.8 KW sadly...
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Is yours the dx27 or the dx27z? How old? Edit- just worked it out. The dx27z is the only one they do, and it’s different from any of the new bobcat ones. Looks like the e10, e17 and e19 have doosan equivalents but then the dx27z has a yanmar engine rather than kubota, and less spec than the bobcat e27z. The bobcat e27 has a bigger engine than either and much more power.
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    Stihl Carb Playing Up - Cheap Replacements Ok ?

    Used a £14 carb in a TS410 for over a year with no issues.
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    That's worrying. What Yanmar are you comparing it to? For the money you'd think it would be the mutts nuts- the E27 is one of the more expensive machines on the market. How much did you pay? Edit- I've just checked the specs, and on paper the Bobcat E27 has more bucket force, substantially more dipperstick force for the same max reach, more dump height and slightly faster tracking. The only place it gives ground to the Yanmar is a slightly slower slew, but if that translates to slew torque then the above makes it sounds like it would make a better arb digger for handling timber and loading fires.
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    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    Can't see that it's a dedicated aux pump? Spec says your normal two variable pumps plus gear pump- same as all other machines these days. Bloody heavy too, and Kubotas are a magnet for pikeys. Still, I might call for a price for the high spec model with two lines.
  12. doobin

    Show us your Arb Diggers please.

    What do people think is the best 2.x class machine for arb work currently? I want the ones with the larger engines, loads of aux flow and a proper counterweight. Bobcat E27? Yanmar SV26? Planning on fitting it with 2 lines and an Intermecato Tigergrip 16SR4 with rotator.
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    Tree surgery services Kent, Relocatable for Sale

    That's just as well, especially with 'advised healthy profit'... I'll open the bidding with fish and chips and a pint of Stella.
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    TPO Justification?

    Wait for the first sign of dead tips and submit it to them as ash diesback, citing the vast swathes that are being felled roadside for that reason. Insert other media
  15. doobin

    Tree surgery services Kent, Relocatable for Sale

    How is it relocatable?

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