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Re: Tractor vs skid steer
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2018, 03:18:32 PM »
I have a 648g3 skidder.  I was wanting to add a piece of equipment to the line up. I have a 2wd farm tractor with loader but want to replace it with either a skid steer or a 4wd tractor. It sounds like the tractor is the way to go. I definitely want something with a shuttle shift or power reversed type tranny. It would be checkers loading logs or hay
my tractor is a 51hp Mahindra 5520 4x4

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Re: Tractor vs skid steer
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2018, 03:55:47 PM »
There is a tractor jockey UP here that goes down to Missouri and hauls tractors north because he says they are way cheaper and abundant down there than in this region. He often makes 2x trips a week hauling cheap hay from here to there, then returns with cheap tractors and equipment from there.

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« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2018, 07:28:01 PM »
Mike bring me one if those good 10k skid steers ill pay your fuel and a steak dinner
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Re: Tractor vs skid steer
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2018, 09:52:10 PM »
Youll not like the impound fees i tend to incur!
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« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2018, 06:29:01 PM »
Man I'd jump on a good one for 10k seriously.

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Re: Tractor vs skid steer
« Reply #25 on: May 06, 2018, 10:09:33 PM »
I used my old bobcat with a grapple bucket in the bush for awhile to pull out firewood, it worked fine for the small amount I burn in a year, but if it rained any real amount I could not even move out there because it was so greasy. Same with the 310c backhoe, mostly because it is so heavy in the back, it just did not get around very good out there either if it was wet.
The 240E TJ changed all that.
  But you are asking skid steer or 4wd tractor, I would say tractor for sure.
Ground clearance is a big one and in soft ground you can get into trouble with a skid steer real fast!!
I have a Case 90xt, it weighs about 9000lbs, I wouldn't want to be stuck in the bush with that.
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