Originally Posted by zedosix
Look at it this way, once you use an excavator with a thumb you will be disappointed with the L39, an excavator has 360deg use, the L39 may get half that if your lucky. Once you use a track loader (terex or cat for ex.) you will be disappointed with the front loader on the L39. Way to slow and clumsy, you'll need like 40' of room to maneuver that thing around. You just gotta bite the bullet and go for the two. Especially at the price of the L39, your only getting half the performance.
Like someone said there are alot of good used machines out there.
the main reason i was looking into a l39 was to save some money but after reading what you guys have said the skid and mini ex route sound alot better even if i have to shell out some money at first. I would still go new with a skid and ex. I like to know the total maintenance history of my equipment and have the warranty. I gonna look into the numbers after next mulch season and prob go with a skid next summer when i start the the jobs i have and then maybe the mini ex the next year