View Full Version : Moving Cubes/palletts of material

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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.

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

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

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.

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 %.

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.


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.

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.