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P.Services
09-22-2008, 09:01 PM
has any one bought, demoed or used a zahn?

if so what did you think?

BrandonV
09-22-2008, 10:53 PM
demoed one w/ a plow liked it a lot, would be great if you work on established landscapes frequently. I put some photos somewhere in the irrigation forum. I don't however like gas engines, all my other equip is diesel and I hate having to bring an extra tank.

P.Services
09-22-2008, 11:01 PM
yeah im thinking i would use it a lot with a light material bucket to do mulch. i could use one zahn instead of 4 guys and wheelbarrows. im thinking with turf tires it wouldnt do any damage.

it doesnt work as hard as a sk650 like yours but it has its own little niche.

in the winter im thinking it would clear sidewalks with a broom faster then 5 guys with shovels.

BrandonV
09-23-2008, 07:30 AM
i agree totally, they have dual wheels as an option... go for the redneck factor!

hardscaper
09-23-2008, 04:03 PM
yeah im thinking i would use it a lot with a light material bucket to do mulch. i could use one zahn instead of 4 guys and wheelbarrows. im thinking with turf tires it wouldnt do any damage.

it doesnt work as hard as a sk650 like yours but it has its own little niche.

in the winter im thinking it would clear sidewalks with a broom faster then 5 guys with shovels.

We use a tracked machine, actually six of them for the same thing. Carries 13 cu/ft of mulch, self loading,more manoeuvarable then zahn, fits through a 34" gate opening. Diesel powered. We've been running them for 8 years, no issues.

P.Services
09-23-2008, 08:59 PM
that looks like a gas powerd honda to me. thats a totaly diffrent machine then a zahn

hardscaper
09-24-2008, 11:47 AM
that looks like a gas powerd honda to me. thats a totaly diffrent machine then a zahn

Correct on both accounts. We have gas and diesel units, diesel pic attached. We demoed the Zahn but it is too big for our backyard work and no tracks=no good for us.

P.Services
09-26-2008, 02:17 AM
what is that your loading into? a small screener?

hardscaper
09-26-2008, 05:14 PM
It's a crusher, but it's not mine.

P.Services
09-26-2008, 05:45 PM
yeah i figured that, it looks like its at a demo convention