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Old 10-30-2012, 02:03 AM
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Anyone run a Kubota L39 for doing hardscaping jobs will they lift pallets of pavers and retaining wall blocks? How is the backhoes digging power
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Old 10-30-2012, 04:49 PM
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Some people may not agree with me but a backhoe is the slowest most useless piece of equipment. The only thing they are good for is municipality work so they can be driven on the road.
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Oh and I'm not positive but I dont think that little of a tractor would lift full pallets of block or pavers.
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Do you own it now, if so then why not use it and tell us how it works. If you are buying it for lifting pallets and excavating for hardscape jobs then I'd tell you to click on the "construction" site of kubota and check out their excavators.
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Do you own it now, if so then why not use it and tell us how it works. If you are buying it for lifting pallets and excavating for hardscape jobs then I'd tell you to click on the "construction" site of kubota and check out their excavators.
i like their excavators but i was hoping if it could lift pallets then it would save buying a mini ex and skid steer
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i like their excavators but i was hoping if it could lift pallets then it would save buying a mini ex and skid steer
Whats a L39 worth?
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Whats a L39 worth?
i priced one out with a front bucket and forks the backhoe had 3 buckets a thumb and work like and 2 year warranty on every and it was around 55k i think
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i priced one out with a front bucket and forks the backhoe had 3 buckets a thumb and work like and 2 year warranty on every and it was around 55k i think
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.
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