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AWJ Services
06-06-2006, 09:34 PM
Here are some trees I pushed over today.
Only about 15 this size.(18 to 24 inches)
Most about 12 inches.
Alot of 6 inch sweet gums.
About a half acre of work.
About 2.5 hours machine time.
Pays to have strong Hydraulics.

AWJ Services
06-06-2006, 09:41 PM
Two operators in training.

AWJ Services
06-06-2006, 09:44 PM
Her is a pick of the underside.

Dirty Water
06-06-2006, 09:47 PM
You got twins? Cute little guys.

AWJ Services
06-06-2006, 09:48 PM
I have been promising pics so here is a few.
I have some more to get off camera.

AWJ Services
06-06-2006, 09:50 PM
You got twins? Cute little guys

Yeah sometimes I think there is 4 of them though.

AWJ Services
06-06-2006, 09:56 PM
Her are some more pics of the Trees.

Dirty Water
06-06-2006, 10:00 PM
I sat in a TL130 for the first time a few days. It felt huge. I can't imagine what a TL140 would feel like.

Way to big for the residential stuff we do.

AWJ Services
06-06-2006, 10:01 PM
Things are so dry here the trees snap if you try to push them over.
They have to have the roots broken first.
Most loader guys around here want a min 500 bucks too show up.
I did the job for 400 .
A little more than what a Skid Steer is made for ,but it is still in Warranty.:rolleyes:

AWJ Services
06-06-2006, 10:12 PM
I sat in a TL130 for the first time a few days. It felt huge. I can't imagine what a TL140 would feel like.

Way to big for the residential stuff we do.

It is big but I demoed smaller machines and it really was not a big deal.

I trench lines with it for a friend who does irrigation and he was actually surprised were I could go with it.
The JD I demoed was the same width but had a lower roof line and gave it the impression it was smaller.
Most of the Takeuchi size is above the tracks.
Granted if the height was a problem than the Takeuchi is screwed.
But as far as footprint they are comparable too machines in there weight classification.

I have had a few residential jobs that were too tight for a skid steer and the Dingo is hard to beat there.

The pictures are a little decieving but that tree in the first picture my 18 inch bar saw would not clean cut it.
It was about 75 feet tall and over 2 foot at the base.
Thats why I wanted a big machine.
Just in case.