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GroundScapesIncorporated
09-28-2006, 10:37 PM
What do you use to move material around on your job sites? And how well will it do it?

Green-Pro
09-28-2006, 10:40 PM
Skidsteer with forks attachment

GroundScapesIncorporated
09-28-2006, 11:06 PM
Skidsteer with forks attachment


Sorry for not being more specific, I really meant what kind of Skid Steer or tractor and what size? and how well will it handle a full pallet of pavers?

paponte
09-28-2006, 11:12 PM
262 CAT with forks. Handles pallets no problem. :)

Green-Pro
09-28-2006, 11:22 PM
I've used a JD 260 series II and had no problems moving nearly anything with it. Problem was that was a shared machine, and sharing don't always work out so well between contractors. Needed it at the same time, who put fuel in last, etc. I bought a used Bobcat 773 I can move a pallet of wall block, each block weigh 57# and 60 blocks per pallet, if I remove the top layer or ten blocks, thats really pushing it though. That what your looking for?

cedarcroft
09-29-2006, 08:07 AM
a bobcat s250 will move a pallet of wall blocks without breaking it down. A 773 won't unless you take off the top 2 layers. this is my experience.

Mike33
09-29-2006, 08:24 PM
I use bobcat 185 with forks. It is tough but we manage.
Mike

N&CLandscaping
09-29-2006, 08:31 PM
At School a Brand New Bobcat S185 Turbo, a John Deere Tractor, an Old Ford Tractor, and a Chevy Dump. We also have help with other landscapers F250s F550s and more. At my company a Thomas Skid Steer or a S160 Skid Steer

GreenMonster
09-30-2006, 08:14 AM
T190 w/ forks moves almost everything we work with, although some larger pallets it will only pick up high enough to get from point a to point b. Really though, that's all I need. 95% of our hardscape material is delivered.

forestfireguy
09-30-2006, 09:40 PM
T300 with forks. You gotta love the Bob-Tach system for attaching tools to the machine. If the 300 is tied up we have a turbo 873. The difference is very noticeable. Without looking anything up I'd guess the difference is about 10 %.

cgland
09-30-2006, 09:54 PM
CAT 252B handles everything no problem, CAT 232 needs some help...either people hanging off the back or removing layers, Kubota L39 is about the same as the CAT 232.

Chris

neversatisfiedj
10-01-2006, 08:24 PM
I have an '04 CAT 232 and I have to remove some to pick a full pallet of wall block up ;( I wish I would have gotten a bigger machine.

mrusk
10-01-2006, 09:04 PM
I have a cat 246b and so far have moved everything i've tried to move. A full cube of techo pavers was alittle much, but i was able to move it around site ok.

Removing a couple of blocks off a pallet is not a real big deal. I would of bought a bigger machine but i am limited on what i can tow until i buy a larger truck. Overall i am happy with the machine i got.

Matt