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Old 02-13-2001, 03:58 PM
kountryscape kountryscape is offline
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Been looking for the best of the best what i need is a skid loader,mini excavator,and wheel loader in one machine. jcb has a mini-backhoe with loader i think its a tx1 model looks great but the price isn't 65,000. another thing i looked into was a powertrac 400 http://www.powertrac.com i like the idea articulated no chewed up grass etc. but the thing looks to much like a homeowner machine. i want something to last ,kinda small,and built. can you help? I like the bobcat system but my banker won't but then again how many bankers would.
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Old 02-13-2001, 05:14 PM
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hmmmm

Not sure if this is what your looking for but do a search on the web for terramite. They sell mini backhoe loaders and if I remember right they are a lot cheaper than the JCB (probobly for a reason though) They are very popular at rental stations, so maybe check at your local rental dealer and see what he's using. Good Luck!
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Old 02-13-2001, 07:40 PM
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the power trac 1800 is a real machine...it is a decendent of hardrock mining equipment. I would look at it...many attachments too. Hope this helps...
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Old 02-13-2001, 08:12 PM
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thanks guys I like the little terremite tractors they look like they might work except leg room would be a factor. I'm 6'4" i might look like the jolly green giant on that. that power trac machine is nice the trailer makes it. any others like the power trac.
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Old 02-13-2001, 09:35 PM
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Web address for powertrac??

Do you have another address, I searched but couldn't find it. That site won't open for me. I wanted to check it out


Thanks!
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Old 02-13-2001, 09:38 PM
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Just from the machines mentioned here the jcb is by far the superior of the bunch.If it were me I would buy a popular named skid loader and put the backhoe attachment on it.One other option you have is a schaeff, you can find there web site at http://www.schaeffusa.com it is the last machine on the construction page.This machine usually has buckets where the attachment are shown on this machine. It might be a little large for what you are talking about but is as close to a do all machine as you will find especially since you included wheel loader in you criteria.
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Old 02-13-2001, 10:16 PM
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hey i forgot a - its http://www.power-trac.com . this should help .

countryscape
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Old 02-14-2001, 05:50 PM
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Did you by chance look at the JCB 520 loadall? Thats what I've been thinking of getting. If you did, what did you think?
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Old 02-15-2001, 02:07 PM
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520

I think the 520 is to big for me . If i wanted a larger backhoe i would get a used 580k case.

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Old 02-16-2001, 02:34 AM
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check out a Coyote

nice machines, http://www.coyoteloaders.com/
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