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Old 02-17-2014, 04:00 PM
whiffyspark whiffyspark is online now
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Just plan a little bigger than you think you'll need. Never thought we'd be buying new equipment or have something bigger than our Bobcat's and CX75.

You never know! This shop had to match the house because of HOA codes... even though they are pretty relaxed about it we couldn't just throw up a pole shed and tin it.
I meant to ask but forgot. Why did you guys go up to the 235 vs the 160 size you used to have? More reach? Just curious.

I'm shopping for a shop now I need a place with a yard and they're hard to come by around here
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:01 PM
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Whenever I get a cdl I think that 85 is the perfect machine lol. I have a very good bobcat dealer here
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Old 02-17-2014, 04:52 PM
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I meant to ask but forgot. Why did you guys go up to the 235 vs the 160 size you used to have? More reach? Just curious.

I'm shopping for a shop now I need a place with a yard and they're hard to come by around here
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We still have the DX180, traded in the CX160 on the 235.

Some of the walls built would be way better off with the 235. At times we're getting 4 rocks delivered per side-dumb at 50k pounds for 4 rocks.... With the 235 we'll actually be able to pick them up or at least handle them better depending on shape vs. the 180

Another Reason we went with 235 vs 225 or another 180 is the reduced swing. Going to help me out a lot with some of the places we go to build walls where we need to swing to build the wall but there is usually a tree line right by the face of the wall.
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:08 PM
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Are you using the tracked bob cat for snow removal? How is the tinted cab at night? I really like how it looks. Would love to tint my cat but I do a lot of over night snow removal. Any pictures of it at night from the cab?

Awesome looking stuff
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:50 PM
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Love the chrome stack on the 85, also love that light bar. Is that stock if not i need one
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:07 AM
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Are you using the tracked bob cat for snow removal? How is the tinted cab at night? I really like how it looks. Would love to tint my cat but I do a lot of over night snow removal. Any pictures of it at night from the cab?

Awesome looking stuff
Yeah I use a 9" Virnig plow on the T770. Acually had it out today for a 5" snowfall we got. Haven't plowed at night but its not bad to see out of at all.

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Love the chrome stack on the 85, also love that light bar. Is that stock if not i need one
Thanks! No I order the LED bars online and wire then into the OEM switches.

Here's a couple pictures of the tint for comparison. It was overcast but still plenty bright out. It's way better than wearing sunglasses though.

Sides meter at 12-14% and the windshield meters at 26-28%







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Old 02-18-2014, 05:18 AM
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Looks awesome!
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Old 02-20-2014, 03:22 PM
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Love that light bar on the excavator, why don't they come that way?

I'd like to do something like that on the TL130 but have some side lighting, where do I look to get the LEDs?
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Old 02-20-2014, 05:24 PM
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really sharp machines. I wish mine could look like that but 15 minutes into the woods here and everything is scratched to hell. I hate cedar branches! They poke holes in anything plastic and rip off decals, paint, and my forestry guards.

I imagine when that 770 shows up on site, it gets a lot of attention. Real looker!
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:20 AM
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Love how the machines looked! Waxing is a great idea. Can't wait to see work pics. You guys now have a nice range of excavators.
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