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Old 11-27-2012, 07:27 PM
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As you said, I also began to feel more comfortable the more I used it....I asked the dealer about the extra weight, and he phoned ND and the engineer said the extra weight is built in to the long arm, and they didn`t have a kit...I wonder if the cab will make much of a difference? as the demonstrator is open...(meaning extra weight) and further do you think steel tracks are worth it?

I notice in your films , you are pretty stable, so I associate that with you being an excellent operator .. Tony
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:44 PM
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Tom what is the name of the clamp you use on your excavator to set the granite steps? Where did you purchase it?
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Old 11-28-2012, 07:08 PM
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Tom what is the name of the clamp you use on your excavator to set the granite steps? Where did you purchase it?
Here is the link to the tool:

http://www.pavetech.com/tools/manhandle.htm

Its a great tool for setting granite steps. To be honest I cant remember where I got it, its probably 10+ years old. I probably got it from my local hardscaping supplier.
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:08 PM
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Largely due to you, I ordered it today....I genuinely believe if they used you ,and your movies ( u/tube) it would benefit them....I think several people purchased a machine like yours ---due to you--Thanks Tony
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Old 12-01-2012, 06:08 AM
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Like your photos from the show, well done you with your times on the machines. "Dr. Seuss?" We have an Avant 635, great piece of kit for the landscaping. A few landscape businesses in UK have Avant front loaders, ideal for getting into tight corners where a bit muscle is required.
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Hey tom, thanks for the info. I ended up buying the 2002 4300 with the 466 and auto. you use yours to tow the big ex and loaders I assume? that trailer has electric brakes? I'm getting involved in a lot of BIG stump removal down here and might do a monthly rental of a big mini and line up a bunch of work. then have a roll off follow me up to haul the stumps. just want to make sure the 4300 is going to handle tugging the trailer alright. these things dont come with wild tow ratings from the factory like one ton pickups and real world experience is always more valuable
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:36 PM
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Hey tom, thanks for the info. I ended up buying the 2002 4300 with the 466 and auto. you use yours to tow the big ex and loaders I assume? that trailer has electric brakes? I'm getting involved in a lot of BIG stump removal down here and might do a monthly rental of a big mini and line up a bunch of work. then have a roll off follow me up to haul the stumps. just want to make sure the 4300 is going to handle tugging the trailer alright. these things dont come with wild tow ratings from the factory like one ton pickups and real world experience is always more valuable
Yes we use the 4300's to tow all our machines. Our trailers are electric brakes. The 4300's have no problem at all towing our machines, plenty of power. And I live in a very hilly area.
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Here are some pictures from the last two weeks. All snow related. In the winter I work for another company running a Komatsu WA200 wheel loader with a 14' snow pusher. I help plow a huge mall near me, I am one of 4 loader operators on site and one of over 50 people that work during a snow storm. Also I help out with snow removal with out tri-axle.

First snow of the season. About 1-2in of snow.





Plowing in convoy to clear the entrance.



Our tri-axle and another to do snow removal. No parking spots were allowed to be taken up, because this storm was before christmas. My father runs the truck and I run a loader.



Getting the loaders started.



Loading trucks.



Now the big storm. Got about 12-14in this past week.



Yea its a really big site. Over a million square feet of just parking spots!







Making snow mountains.









Team work to scrape the parking lots. Me and one other guy scraped 1 million square feet in just under 3 hours!



Snow removal on steroids. 6 tri-axles, 1 ten wheeler, 1 trailer dump, 4 loaders, 2 skidsteers.

Everything gets moved onsite to a field and a large overflow parking lot.



I got the trailer dump. And the ten wheeler.





Team work to clear out the loading docks.







Our truck











Roughly 7000 yards of snow moved in 8hrs. Nuts



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Nice looking wheel loaders. Do they rent them for snow removal or do they own them? Dont look like they have been in the dirt before.
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:09 PM
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Nice looking wheel loaders. Do they rent them for snow removal or do they own them? Dont look like they have been in the dirt before.
They own something like 15, and lease the rest(not sure now many). They all sit during the summer except for 2 or 3. Snow is this company's main business.
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