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Squizzy246B
04-08-2006, 03:15 AM
Or so they claim. You only get a grip on how big this mother is when you see it next to an RC100. With aggressive lug tyres this thing went nowhere...it was useless...then the state dealer started fitting aircraft tyres...what a difference. Seems like it would have the pushing power of an RC100...or so they say?

Squizzy246B
04-08-2006, 08:06 AM
Checking around "world's biggest skid steer" it seems Gehl still claim their machine is the No 1 but the Sally does it by 75lbs (3675 lbs ROC) and 5 hp (115hp), lift height appears identical at 142". Big anyways. I think I'd rather buy a small loader.

DUSTYCEDAR
04-08-2006, 08:17 AM
it is a beast

AintNoFun
04-08-2006, 11:24 AM
but can it load a tandem or triaxle?

Tigerotor77W
04-08-2006, 11:37 AM
AintNoFun: the Gehl 7810/Mustang 2109 can load anything a Cat 953C can load, as the lift height of the 7810 is actually 0.4 inches higher than that of the 953C. Dump height is about the same (depending on bucket) for each machine, though the 953C has an edge. The 953C also has the advantage in dump reach and bucket capacity, but on some jobsites, the 7810 will be faster.

Squizzy: the title of the "world's largest ssl" still belongs to the Bobcat 980 if judging by operating weight; when it was still around, it weighed in at over 14,000 pounds -- two tons heavier than the 7810! However, its wheelbase was only 45" and had only 94 horsepower.

As for the largest production SSL, the Mustang you've pictured is the same as the Gehl 7810 (same machine, different paint). The original largest production SSL in the world, the Gehl 7800, had the 3,600 ROC and 110 horsepower. When they went to Tier II, with the 7810, that's when the 7800 got the 115 hp powerplant and the extra 75 pounds of ROC.

Scag48
04-08-2006, 01:31 PM
That has to be at least a 1 yard bucket. Talk about a backhoe killer!

oldrustycars
04-08-2006, 02:51 PM
im sure its because i'm not standing next to it, but the bobcat 963 "seems" bigger. we used them with grapple buckets in the demolition business. i hauled them in a rolloff box, only one at a time in a 50 yard box.

janb
04-08-2006, 03:27 PM
"biggest skidsteer in the world" is all relative...
Melroe built a strip mining beast in Longmont, Colo. the mid '70's "the "multi-Wheel' ...

it had a 20' wide "u"-blade, and (4) 5' dia wheels per side. + TWIN 425hp (cat, cumins or detroit) :usflag: engines - That's a pretty big skid steer...90 tons $475,000(1970$$) :weightlifter: 'BobCat on steroids' :weightlifter:
I had a brochure at the time, as some of my fellow eng grads went to work there, so I took a tour of the plant. I was pretty impressed with the boring machine that made the side frames.

http://members.aol.com/polytrac/ue-ei.htm
http://members.aol.com/polytrac/index-e.htm (click on "suprise" in left column for english version of this spec sheet)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v349/jboldt/melroe_multiwheel.jpg

For 'big iron' with an 'international flare' - I think you'll like this guy's site :) http://members.aol.com/polytrac/index-e.htm

Gravel Rat
04-08-2006, 03:34 PM
That bucket that is on the machine wouldn't last very long digging hard materials it looks it would be good for moving topsoil and mulch.

I would rather have a backhoe with a 1 yard bucket over a skidsteer with a 1 yard bucket.

I imagine that Mustang isn't cheap either.

A person would probably get just as much work done in a day with the smaller AVS beside the Mustang in the one picture.

Loading tandem axle dump trucks with that Mustang would be a biatch because you got no visability your pretty much looking at the side of the box.

RockSet N' Grade
04-08-2006, 09:32 PM
Does that skid have a V-8, hurst shifter 4 on the floor? Last couple days I would have liked to drive that down the freeway.......would that have been considered road rage? Officer, I just didn't know it was illegal.......

ToroLandscaper
04-09-2006, 02:18 AM
Or so they claim. You only get a grip on how big this mother is when you see it next to an RC100. With aggressive lug tyres this thing went nowhere...it was useless...then the state dealer started fitting aircraft tyres...what a difference. Seems like it would have the pushing power of an RC100...or so they say?


Wouldnt that help it?

Scag48
04-09-2006, 03:14 AM
No, heavy lug tires just dig themselves a hole to sit in. They are no good for sand.

Squizzy246B
04-09-2006, 05:27 AM
Wouldnt that help it?

Sand sand sand here. Lug tyres are OK on the really small machines but you want to pack the sand down firm as you go, lugs just dig a hole in sand. We only run between 14 and 18 psi...less if I could get away with it.:)