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Made an offer on this today
« on: March 08, 2020, 03:12:33 PM »
Made an offer on this today
Bobcat 974
My brother in law has a bucket for it , new engine (it runs great now 78hp perkins) and heavy duty log grapple.
And shear head.   3,700 lift it weighs 12,000 < br>
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2020, 03:33:02 PM »
I looked at several before I bought mine.
The problem I had was getting in and out. Not easy for a big guy like me.
And to operate the machine you need to pull down the safety bar to the locked bottom position.
I could barely get it past my gut.
If I ever got one with one of those bars, I'd have to have it modified to account for the operators size.

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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2020, 03:38:28 PM »
Jim,
This one has a huge operators cab. 
I can even fit in it with the bar down.
You could easily fit in it.
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2020, 04:47:40 PM »
Iím considering upgrading from my John Deer 270.  Itís good for a 3,600 lb log but Iíd like a tracked model instead of tires.

Two that Iím looking at are the Takeuchi TL12 and the Kubota SVL 95.  Both are close in terms of what they can pick up (about 2X my current JD).
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2020, 06:38:35 PM »
Scott,
I have friends that have the Kubota 95 tracked machines and cant say enough good things about them.
They also have a large operator station.
Bruno
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2020, 09:39:50 PM »
That looks like a nice machine Bruno, I'd sure take it.

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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2020, 09:59:35 PM »
I will be picking it up in the morning.
My farmer friend will pick it up with his gooseneck trailer.
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2020, 11:15:22 PM »
I will be picking it up in the morning.
My farmer friend will pick it up with his gooseneck trailer.
I thought you would ride around in it and use it to pick up logs and such, not use it as a piece of exercise equipment.   :D
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2020, 11:27:08 PM »
Now even tho that machine is obsolete, its WORTH keeping it going and working around the glitches, unlike a 742.  Those things are a beast.  Engine and pump parts should cross over to barko 980 and bobcat 1080 machines if im not mistaken.  

Beware out in the woods.. you turn one or two times in a soft spot and the next time its buried.   


Im jealous.  
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2020, 11:51:20 PM »
Those things look like beasts! That's almost twice the weight of my Case 1845c, and it is a very capable machine.
Too many irons in the fire

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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2020, 05:16:39 AM »
 I won't be taking it in the woods
If that gets stuck it won't come out very easy :D
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2020, 09:03:46 AM »
Nice find Bruno,

let us know how it works for you,

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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2020, 10:35:51 AM »
Nice machine I hope it makes things easier for you , looks like you have a busy season ahead of you a machine like that will add to production , we're happy for you. :)
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2020, 10:58:03 AM »
It's getting loaded on the gooseneck and ready for the 1.5 hr ride to the mill
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2020, 12:09:38 PM »
Iím considering upgrading from my John Deer 270.  Itís good for a 3,600 lb log but Iíd like a tracked model instead of tires.

Two that Iím looking at are the Takeuchi TL12 and the Kubota SVL 95.  Both are close in terms of what they can pick up (about 2X my current JD).
I've run an SVL 95.  It's a hoss.  More room and more guts than a Cat 299 that I ran for the same guy.  Plus the Kubota has a swing up door.  I liked that better than the swing out on the Cat.  The Cat had some fuel guage issues and I ran it dry on a steep slope with the grapple extended.  You couldn't open the door unless the boom was completely lowered.  I didn't want to pop the emergency exit, so I sat there until somebody brought some fuel.  That was facing west in July in late afternoon.  Got a little warm in there in the 30 minutes waiting on some fuel.  The boss ran it out about a week later in a similar situation.  The guage was reading 1/4 tank.
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2020, 12:55:04 PM »
We got to the town that the bobcat was at they posted the roads this morning.
Got it loaded quick and got on our way.
It did freeze up a little last night.
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2020, 02:13:01 PM »
 8) congrats on the buying the machine. May it serve it's master well.

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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2020, 04:58:35 PM »
Just some skidsteer FYI.  A bobcat S250 wheel machine will load a pallet that flips a kubota SVL 75 track machine.  Same day load and unload.  If you want brute lifting the 75 is lacking. Guy went right down on his face pretty hard, then slammed back over when the pallet busted and boulders scattered.   Looked like quite a ride. 
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #18 on: March 09, 2020, 05:40:16 PM »
Unloaded the 974 it has quick attach but it looks bigger than my other quick attach forks and bucket
I will have to see in the morning if they work.
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Re: Made an offer on this today
« Reply #19 on: March 09, 2020, 10:44:02 PM »
Your forks probably arent rated for what that bear can lift.
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