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Re: Skid steers
« Reply #500 on: August 05, 2022, 01:11:34 AM »
Check this feature on the John Deere cabs as seen at minute 14:00 of this video. 



Maybe Kubota needs to know that too. 

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Re: Skid steers
« Reply #501 on: August 05, 2022, 05:18:26 AM »
I have a Lincoln 14.4 cordless two speed and it works great

https://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-Lubrication-1444-14-4-Powerluber/dp/B000OCKHA2

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Re: Skid steers
« Reply #502 on: August 05, 2022, 06:14:42 AM »
I have a Lincoln also. Mine is getting close to 20 years old. I have had to buy new batteries a couple of times but they weren't to bad being the little ones.
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Re: Skid steers
« Reply #503 on: August 05, 2022, 06:40:18 AM »
I have a Milwaukee 12 volt grease gun
I already have lots of 12 volt tools
I remember you have a dewalt pole saw , the dewalt is good as well.
They are all built much the same .
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« Reply #504 on: August 05, 2022, 07:27:01 AM »
I had a similar experience at the (now under much better ownership) John Deere in my area. I had just flipped a house and planned to buy a tractor. Had been cutting 4 x 8 sheets of Hardi siding all day for an apartment complex and was covered in dust. Told the salesman I wanted to buy a tractor they had on the lot and a box blade. He looked me up and down and told me it would be more than I could afford. Not another word was said. I drove straight to the New Holland dealership and bought the best purchase I have ever made. 
Opportunity is missed by most because it shows up wearing bib overalls and looks like work.

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Re: Skid steers
« Reply #505 on: August 05, 2022, 08:10:20 AM »
Milwaukee.  

Better than sliced bread. 
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« Reply #506 on: August 22, 2022, 02:45:21 AM »
This guy is a big mulcher/ tree service guy that has a few of these Skidsteer Ryan hot saw feller bunchers and he loves them.

https://youtu.be/kGtmpQFTw28




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« Reply #507 on: August 22, 2022, 03:19:38 AM »
If he doesnt save anything he probably is going to pick the piles up with a big excavator and feed into a big horizontal grinder.  Another guy I know will take his 735 TimberPros and cut then  feed right into a 1000hp horizontal grinder of the stuff he doesnt save 

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Re: Skid steers
« Reply #508 on: August 23, 2022, 09:37:20 PM »
I have the pro lynx track cleats. Wow what a difference they make. I only use them in winter. They really bite even on hard packed slick snow where without em you just spin 👎🏿

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Re: Skid steers
« Reply #509 on: August 23, 2022, 10:34:17 PM »
I'll have to look at them.  
YellowHammerisms:

Take steps to save steps.

If it wont roll, its not a log; its still a tree.  Sawmills cut logs, not trees.

Kiln drying wood: When the cookies are burned, theyre burned, and you cant fix them.  So dont burn the cookies.

Sawing is fun for the first couple hundred boards.

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« Reply #510 on: August 24, 2022, 09:09:30 PM »
A bit different view of JCB Teleskid 3TS-8T lift capabilities:



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« Reply #511 on: August 25, 2022, 05:11:59 AM »
I demoed one of those JCB track loaders about 5 years ago. I really liked the side entry and the teleboom but it didn't have any more lift capacity than my New Holland with tires. Maybe they have increased that.
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« Reply #512 on: August 25, 2022, 07:01:12 AM »
I believe JCB's largest track loader has a capacity around 3100 lbs. The teleskid is rated around 3700 lbs which I believe is the same as the Deere 333G

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« Reply #513 on: August 25, 2022, 08:12:56 AM »
I also looked real hard at them, and talked to a dealer at length.  They have a lot of good things going for them.  However, lift capacity was an issue and the dealer said the rating was there for a reason.  He did say there was a very good warranty on the boom section, and it was "never a problem."

However, I got one snippet of information that changed my mind, and it was from a guy who recovered one from a rollover.  He said it he felt it was very difficult to right because the massive arm on one side made the whole vehicle heavy to that side.  He said as he was trying to roll it back over, it wanted to re roll to the heavy side.  It was this opinion that the single arm made it "unbalanced" and that eliminated it for me, as I wanted to use it on very steep slopes and so not being perfectly balanced would not be my preference.  

This is just conjecture and opinion from the one guy, I have not seen it anywhere else, but it seems to make sense.

I would like to know if JCB's are heavy to one side and if it can be felt by the people who own one?    
YellowHammerisms:

Take steps to save steps.

If it wont roll, its not a log; its still a tree.  Sawmills cut logs, not trees.

Kiln drying wood: When the cookies are burned, theyre burned, and you cant fix them.  So dont burn the cookies.

Sawing is fun for the first couple hundred boards.

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« Reply #514 on: August 25, 2022, 11:08:40 AM »
Now YH, take it from someone that ran asphalt rollers in a former life- some of the older machines were heavy to one side like that, and you could use it to your advantage. Sometimes you would run the light side oriented one way, so the drums wouldn't leave a mark on that side. You could've had the heavy side of that JBC on the high side on slopes and been sidehilling like nobody's business😁

 I got out of more than one pickle in a forwarder swinging a grapple of wood out to the high side, or opposite to the soft side in swamps. Having 1500 plus pounds extended 25' to the side does wonders for balance😊
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« Reply #515 on: August 25, 2022, 09:46:56 PM »
Well, that never occurred to me.  Good tip.
YellowHammerisms:

Take steps to save steps.

If it wont roll, its not a log; its still a tree.  Sawmills cut logs, not trees.

Kiln drying wood: When the cookies are burned, theyre burned, and you cant fix them.  So dont burn the cookies.

Sawing is fun for the first couple hundred boards.

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« Reply #516 on: August 25, 2022, 10:11:30 PM »
Or it may have been that all of that weight off to one side, was so high up that it made you unstable either way🤷‍♂️😊
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« Reply #517 on: August 26, 2022, 01:15:23 PM »
I believe JCB's largest track loader has a capacity around 3100 lbs. The teleskid is rated around 3700 lbs which I believe is the same as the Deere 333G


I don't know about what the JCB is rated for. I have the 333G JD and it will lift twice what the JCB that I demoed would. On another note I think the tipping load for the 333G is 10570 lbs. It won't do that in something like a pallet of lumber. I have a 10,000 pound fork lift that will lift more than the 333G. There is a new one coming out from Case/New Holland that I heard is bigger and stronger. Don't know any details on it though.
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Re: Skid steers
« Reply #518 on: August 26, 2022, 03:07:59 PM »
Actually, I think I like the Mecalac 6MCR even better.



He gets a bit tippy but that is impressive for a 5,000 pound load. Freaking expensive though!

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« Reply #519 on: August 26, 2022, 03:14:30 PM »
This comparison of the Mecalac 8MCR to the Hitachi ZAXIS 85 USB "standard" excavator gives a good overview of how these MCRs are a bit different.




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