View Full Version : First job of the year! (stump pulling)

03-23-2004, 03:42 PM
First job of the year... There's still snow on the ground nearby, but my little loader's pretty tough. I ripped through the frost and the roots, and pulled out this 870 pounder!

<a target=_top href=http://i.1acre.us/stumpb.jpg><img src=http://i.1acre.us/stump.jpg></a>

03-23-2004, 06:40 PM
who makes that little thing, it looks cool. what's the lift capacity

03-23-2004, 08:37 PM
They're made in Italy by a company called CSF. They're imported and sold here as a MultiTrac. That's the 30Hp version, which has a SAE lift cap of 1100 pounds (2200 pound tip rating). I've got the hydraulic relief set to give out at about 1500-1600 pounds, and never had a problem with it.

It goes about 9 Mph at full throttle. It's got 4 wheel motors with a lockable hydraulic differential, so I can unlock for turf or paved surfaces, or lock for mud/snow. It has enough torque to pop a wheelie with an empty bucket, and that's not even at full throttle! :cool:

My favorite thing to do with it is to run in figure eights (3 foot inside turning radius) next to a bobcat. I don't even scuff the turf! :D

Another fun way to tease bobcat owners is to grab something with the bucket (or whatever attachment) and then extend the boom (notice the gray cylinder parallel to / above the boom?). I can shoot it out 2.5 feet to reach up and over things. (another shortcoming of skid-steers) :p

If this isn't enough for you, there's a 50Hp version that lifts 1700 SAE (3400 tipping load) and goes 13MPH....

If you want the name of the dealer (don't wanna break any rules here), pm me.

03-23-2004, 09:35 PM
I like that thang too!
Seems to be just what I'm looking for to do certain tasks.
I'd like some info as well if you could,I'll pm you.

03-24-2004, 11:07 AM
Never thought I'd get a whole bunch of PM's about my nifty little tractor (ok, not really little, it weighs about the same as a mid-sized sedan).

If anyone else wants the info, pm me your contact info, and I'll have the dealer send you a free catalog. Then you can have something to look at, since they have no website.

D Felix
03-24-2004, 12:08 PM
What is the cost of that thing? I don't know if we'd be interested, but it would be nice to know what the price range is...


03-24-2004, 12:51 PM
These were the prices when I bought mine (1.5 years ago), although they may have changed due to the rising cost of steel:

20HP, 950 lb SAE / 91" lift, 5.5mph = $22,450

30HP, 1100 lb SAE / 107" lift, 9mph = $26,500

50HP, 1750 lb SAE / 143" lift, 13mph = $31,750

The 20 & 30 hp units have a mini-skid (Dingo) style attachment plate. The 50hp unit has a bobcat-style quick-tach.

All have Yanmar liquid-cooled diesels. 30 & 50 HP are direct injection.

And when you buy one, you get to wear a salesman's hat every time one of your landscaping buddies sees it on your trailer, or even better, in a yard... :eek: ;)

Enough! You want details, pm me your mailing address, I'll fax 'em to the dealer and he'll send you a catalog...

Now if you want me to do some landscaping, THEN I get paid to sell stuff...

03-24-2004, 01:42 PM
I always like a good stump job. Although for us, we only take small to medium jobs and dig em out by hand! They still pay good money and offer a good workout.

03-24-2004, 09:32 PM
That's ok. We sub. I don't think you'd be able to bill out enough to collect on my road trip to PA, though. :D