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bobcat_ron
11-13-2008, 05:07 PM
GRRRRRRRRRR, being bored is no fun, so I woke up to a nice sunny day, popped some goofy pills and got busy. Mediocre jobs are so much more fun with compact equipment at your disposal!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT-Oix5qfmI

There's some leaf clean up, a little mini excavator action, skid steer dumping hopper action and some minor mulching action.
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t178/rdj07/leaves06.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t178/rdj07/leaves02.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t178/rdj07/leaves03.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t178/rdj07/leaves01.jpg
http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/t178/rdj07/Pictures1348.jpg

KrayzKajun
11-13-2008, 05:08 PM
im jealous!!!
looks like funnn

bobcat_ron
11-13-2008, 05:12 PM
Ahh, it kept me busy for at least an hour, then 2 hours of editing.

Junior M
11-13-2008, 05:13 PM
Hey! I finally found something that wont tip a ztr machine!! :clapping:

I havent been on a machine in over a month:cry:


Was that your flail mower?

Scag48
11-13-2008, 06:44 PM
Cabin fever? For real. I'm ready for snow, I've been through my orientation and paperwork process for the winter gig. Hopefully we get slammed with snow in the next couple weeks.

mrsops
11-13-2008, 07:00 PM
Ron you must be real bored. Ron how do you like that attachment how many yards can you fit in that thing

bobcat_ron
11-13-2008, 07:31 PM
That hopper holds 3.5 cubic meters (4.5 cubic yards) according to the decal on the back, I've used it for demo work, bulk material and even pouring concrete inside of a chicken barn, it's a lot of fun to use, but only on dry packed surfaces, I was in wet sloppy hog fuel last year and I ended up bucket carrying it all.
That is my Dad's flail mower, I pay for all the repairs and modifications I do to it, but he retains ownership of it, that POS gave us so many problems the first month we had it, Dad ended up putting a case drain line on the motor to prevent the seals from blowing out, and I need to make sure I run it for at least 20 minutes every month to keep the seals from hardening.
This is something I do every year, depending on how much my mom cuts back the bushes and plants in the gardens and how much leaves fall, I've done piles 3 times larger than that, plus I yanked out 2 Bermuda grass plants that were 3 years old, that was fun, fun, fun, fun.
In a month's time I will re-mulch that pile and spread it over some bare soil for next year's lawn.

Junior M
11-13-2008, 07:33 PM
Oh, just curious does he still have a skid?

Looks like your turning in to the real landscaper :laugh:

bobcat_ron
11-13-2008, 08:31 PM
Nope, he sold the skid steer to me many moons ago.

Junior M
11-13-2008, 08:33 PM
Nope, he sold the skid steer to me many moons ago.
Oh, I was just curious if he kept one just to have one in case...

bobcat_ron
11-13-2008, 08:43 PM
Oh, I was just curious if he kept one just to have one in case...

Trust me, my old man is done with skid steers, especially Bobcat, he's owned a 310, 410, 440B, 753 and a 943, he hates Bobcat's (even more than I do, go figure) and he really doesn't feel like running my Cat unless it's just some minor leveling.

Junior M
11-13-2008, 08:45 PM
Trust me, my old man is done with skid steers, especially Bobcat, he's owned a 310, 410, 440B, 753 and a 943, he hates Bobcat's (even more than I do, go figure) and he really doesn't feel like running my Cat unless it's just some minor leveling.
Oh, I just assumed that 753 used on that job you had the "retirement statement" and the zx27 on was your dads, but apparently it wasnt, so whose was it?

bobcat_ron
11-13-2008, 08:52 PM
Nope, any Bobcat pictured in any of my pics are not mine, even if I rent a skid steer, it's going to be a Cat. If I can steal a scanner away from a relative, there will be some old Bobcat and JD 350 track loader pics, but that's another photo album.
All I own is anything related to the skid steer and truck and trailer, the rest I kinda "rent" from my Dad's business. (it's complicated to explain the "rent")

Junior M
11-13-2008, 08:57 PM
Okay, yeah, I understand. things get complicated with family and close friends...

I wish I had a scanner, I could show you some of the old man's work and all the equipment he had setting around..

Gravel Rat
11-14-2008, 02:51 AM
Get used to having cabin fever because this rotten rain isn't going away.

You will probably see people put off projects till next spring anyways to cut back on the spending before X-mas.

bobcat_ron
11-14-2008, 10:33 AM
Well the good news is that the laid off dude is going back to work next week and I am starting a 2 day d..d.....di.....dit.....d...ditch cleaning job, oooh, I can't even type that with out shuddering.
God I hope I get 2 cute young flagger girls this time.