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Old 04-26-2012, 11:26 PM
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Tight squeeze

I landed a job pulling 1000+ yards of potting soil out of a 180' x 80' green house and the only doors wide enough were 86", so the boss got smart and bought a 80" wide snow bucket (Bobcat of all brands) imagine making 1000+ trips in and out with only 3" to spare on each side???

And guess what happens when you put a Bobcat bucket on a Cat skid steer?

The Cat skid steer begins to behave like a Bobcat, it starts to have little "issues" that really piss you off, like the A/C stopped working and the loader and bucket drifts when empty or loaded, that sh*t never happened before.

The amount of energy necessary to refute bullsh*t is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it
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Old 04-27-2012, 06:59 PM
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Had the same issue a few years ago with a school project and hauling alot of sand out of a corridor. I got so good at getting through with a inch on the side I got careless once and turned into a costly price fix for us. We should of just tracked down a smaller bucket.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:03 PM
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I hit the door with the track, it got real slick one day and I got sideways. Then the owner told me he will take the door out to make it wider on the last day. D-oh.
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Old 07-18-2012, 12:05 AM
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3 on each side.....i would be looking for a 4 inch wider bucket, why waste the space!
236 cat slip and slid
245 massy tractor
99 250 power strock ford
agri metal strawblower
more power and hand tools than i haul
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Old 07-20-2012, 07:01 AM
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i had a job last year were i had to remove 500 yard of dirt for a homeowner who had stockpiled it upunder there 2nd floor deck and boxer mini would berly fit 1/2 inch on each side of the widest boards and riding on my knees two days did not help my bad knees but if i stood up i would wack my head
my only question was what poesed a 60 year old woman did that
you learn by experence at 15 i have little so i sit and listen and cant wait till im able to be the one talking and other people listing to me
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