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Old 12-19-2012, 11:56 PM
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Walk behind loaders

Any body running them? how do you like them? thinking of adding one or maybe a 7-8k track loader. Have a bobcat mt 50 located for 4k with 1200 hours. Tired of hauling around a 12000 lb machine all of the time.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:17 AM
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Any body running them? how do you like them? thinking of adding one or maybe a 7-8k track loader. Have a bobcat mt 50 located for 4k with 1200 hours. Tired of hauling around a 12000 lb machine all of the time.
We run an MT52, it is a great machine. We have the trencher and tiller attachments.
I heard that the MT50's have problems? I have never ran one but thats what i heard. You should do more research on them.
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:39 AM
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Walk behind loaders

The bobcats do require their own mounting plate and attachments as far as I know, which can be a downfall when renting attachments. The 52 is definitely a refined version of the 50, it had issues like all machines do
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:35 AM
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We purchased a Vermeer 600 tx diesel about 6 months ago and have used it quite a bit now. We like it because it is compact, powerful and we throw it on our single axle 5*10 trailer.
They are a good investment in my opinion
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:10 AM
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You may also want to look at a Terex PT30. It's a little wider than most walk behinds (48"), but offers characteristics similar to a track loader. I've used both Bobcats, Dingos and a PT30 and unless you really need a width narrow than 48" or have issues with getting in and out of a cab, the PT30 outworked the walk behinds- traction, speed, ground clearance, lift height, flotation, bucket breakout, and it has a heated enclosed cab for cold or wet weather ( a big plus here in WI considering we're in blizzard conditions here right now!).
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:28 AM
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Walk behind loaders

I utilized my ramrod in many situations that a pt30 wouldn't fit. If you plan on using it in between gates, for sod installs and such get a walk behind unit or stand on. It sounds like you have more skid steer style work though. A pt30 still weighs over 3k pounds, so you can't put it on a single axle like you could an mt52. The work you're doing with it will determine your route
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:30 PM
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I utilized my ramrod in many situations that a pt30 wouldn't fit. If you plan on using it in between gates, for sod installs and such get a walk behind unit or stand on. It sounds like you have more skid steer style work though. A pt30 still weighs over 3k pounds, so you can't put it on a single axle like you could an mt52. The work you're doing with it will determine your route
Well said, if width and getting in and out of a machine are problems than a walk behind is a better choice. Towing 3,300lbs around these days isn't that difficult though. My fiancé's Honda Ridgeline can do that easily.
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:41 PM
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The MT52's are a ton of fun to run. I get the chance to use one with a client and it amazes me what it can do.
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The MT52's are a ton of fun to run. I get the chance to use one with a client and it amazes me what it can do.
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They are real money makers if you have the work for them.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:26 PM
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I am wanting the smaller size since we already run large track loaders. I could not find to much bad about the 50, tracks come off a little easy, maintenance items are hard to access. Anybody run into any major problems?
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