Old 05-03-2013, 07:59 PM
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Compact tractor or compact skidsteer

Seems like the pricing for a good used compact tractor with bucket loader is similar to a compact skidsteer (ex: toro dingo or vemeer brand) I have always used a compact tratcor for tearing out shrubs loading mulch and rock but have always wondered about the compact skidsteer performance.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:18 AM
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Each will out perform the other under different circumstances. We have a dingo on tracks, its slow as christmas. A compact tractor would move mulch and other materials much faster. But we run that dingo countless days in spring and fall when it would definately be too wet for a tractor. Also we are able to get into most backyards with the dingo. Wide open areas id go with tractor, tight areas or overall landscaping use i like dingo. Just my .02
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:51 AM
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I tend to agree with Mathews , I don't own a tractor but I do own a Vermeer mini skid 600 tx. I think it depends on application. We use ours all the time and it has been a valuable tool for us.
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Old 05-18-2013, 04:23 PM
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Every machine has it's pros and cons. I have a full size track skidloader. Can do more work than a little dingo but the dingo has it's advantages also, I wish I had a dingo as well for smaller jobs etc. And a compact tractor is nice because you can load and dig with the same machine. In a perfect world I'd have a skidloader, dingo, compact tractor, and a mini escavator.
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Old 05-19-2013, 02:02 AM
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my vote is for the compact tractor with turf tires.....I use mine all the time and could not make it without it........
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:40 PM
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Depends on what your doing with it. I have a full size skid, mini skid, and a tractor. The tractor never gets used on the job site.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:02 AM
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Perfect world, dw750 (I think that's it) mini ex. Wheeled and tracked skid. 30 and 50 hp tractors and small wheel loader. Perfect world!!
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Old 05-26-2013, 09:07 PM
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I don't have a full size skidsteer but a compact kubota, bobcat mt55 and kubota mini excavator. The bobcat is good for tight spaces but in the event of large areas that need to be graded, the tractor with a box blade is definitely the fastest and easiest. The mt55 is slow and cumbersome with grading as is the mini. Perhaps a Harley rake would help the mt55. Typically I use the tractor more on large properties and it is very useful for grading.
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