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Old 12-10-2012, 05:08 PM
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Congrats . Nice machine you will be happy with it . I demo'd the tB 153 liked the machineloved the diffrence in price but the nearest taki dealer is 3.5 hours could'nt chance it on the service if something were to go wrong . I went with the 305.5D love it no complaints yet. Good luck with your machine throw some pics up when you get it.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:18 PM
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Still have never been in a Taki, I am seeing more and more of the mini's around though!
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:35 AM
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Looks good, Shane. 3, 53FR's must speak for themselves after a while.

Minimax did pony up to a new 35D with a PSM link thumb about a month ago, he sent me some pics and it looks pretty badass. Nice to have a thumb on a mini that follows 100% of the rotation. PSM or HPF, can't really go wrong with either.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:53 PM
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I feel the force returning to normal...

Why didn't you use the WB coupler/buckets this time?
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:09 AM
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I feel the force returning to normal...

Why didn't you use the WB coupler/buckets this time?

He still is...
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Old 12-15-2012, 12:37 PM
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He still is...
My bad, it was the thumb that was a different brand...
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:31 PM
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The thumb situation came out like this. I like the ruggedness of the WB thumb, however it does not have the range of motion that PSM or HPF have. Both of these offer a prolink version, WB does not. So I contacted HPF and PSM. The PSM looks a little better on the website but its about 2K over the HPF and the HPF is $2.2K over the WB. I could not believe it but the PSM thumb for a 55 sized machine costs 7K retail plus shipping. I could not stop the words "you have to be FN kidding me" from flowing out. So it will be the HPF thumb and WB 24" bucket and manual coupler. I would like to see WB be competetive with a more current thumb design, I like their stuff but its all about capability and both the PSM and HPF are far more capable (granted both are more money).
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Old 12-15-2012, 01:32 PM
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I feel the force returning to normal...

Why didn't you use the WB coupler/buckets this time?
I think CAT is getting a little frustrated with me.
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:41 PM
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I think CAT is getting a little frustrated with me.
They don't seem to throw you crazy good deals so it would make it easier to switch? Or do they 'think' they are?

That is crazy for the thumb price on a small machine!
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:24 PM
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They don't seem to throw you crazy good deals so it would make it easier to switch? Or do they 'think' they are?

That is crazy for the thumb price on a small machine!

They think they are. I have not heard from them in a month. Yea I couldnt believe that price. Probably a sweet thumb but dam thats a lot.
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