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Old 02-22-2006, 11:13 PM
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They are not Kubotas, just Kubota powered. 12,000 plus shipping and tax ea. They climb 2-1's with a 1500 lb load, they are only 28" wide, and 6' long. Hydrostatic drives and they will dump into a 4' high container or direct on the ground.
I was talking with the local MQ dealer and he bummed me out a little on the capabilities of the concrete buggys. He didn't seem to think that loaded they would drive up onto a trailer, or even a pretty good grade for that matter. He even went as far as to say he didn't think they would dump dirt that well. Needless to say, he wasn't a very good saleman. Please feel free to blow everyhting he said out of the water to get me excited again about using one.

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Old 02-22-2006, 11:35 PM
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Does anybody have a mini skid steer and what are their thoughts on their daily use?
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:07 AM
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They will run a fairly steep grade, but they won't do any 2-1's. They dump OK too. The down side is the tires. They need a fairly hard surface to carry over. We have no real issues with that because it never rains here but if you have a soft loam soil, I could see where they might give you trouble.

See if you can find a rental store somewhere that has them and give them a test run.
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:37 AM
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Does anybody have a mini skid steer and what are their thoughts on their daily use?
I owned a Thomas T95 mini skid steer for 4 yrs. 42" bucket, it would lift 900lbs. Nice machine, but takes a long time to run material back and forth. Used to dig all my back patios with it til I had a good look at the mini-ex's. I traded it 2 yrs ago (one of the smartest moves I've made.) Instead now I use the mini-ex with my tracked carrier. Perfect combo. Now I'm thinking about purchasing another carrier just to keep up with the mini.
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Old 02-24-2006, 10:14 PM
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First, I purchased my Lincoln Navigator because I thought that would be an impressive vehicle to drive to all of my estimates. I figured the potential customers would think, "He drives a Navigator, he must know what he's doing." I thought I could fool them. Just kidding.

Ok. Seriously, I purchased my L-35 first (since sold) tamper second, cutoff saw third, table saw fourth, skid steer for second crew fifth, enclosed trailer sixth, second skid steer seventh and finally a lawn chair, for me, eighth.
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Old 02-24-2006, 10:18 PM
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Out of those eight I think the lawn chair takes the most abuse.

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Old 02-24-2006, 10:21 PM
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Out of those eight I think the lawn chair takes the most abuse.

Chris
Yeah, we're looking at replacing the lawn chair this year. I'm thinking about upgrading, but I didn't see anything at MAHTS that got me excited.
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Old 02-24-2006, 10:27 PM
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Definately get something with cupholders and a sun shade.

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Old 02-24-2006, 10:37 PM
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I just got the newest piece of equipment tonight. A new Corona. The work that thing saves us you could not imagine. Open the lid, squeeze a lime, tip it to your lips. After 6 of them, the work really does not matter anymore.....
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Old 02-24-2006, 10:38 PM
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I just got the newest piece of equipment tonight. A new Corona. The work that thing saves us you could not imagine. Open the lid, squeeze a lime, tip it to your lips. After 6 of them, the work really does not matter anymore.....
Bill, those little guys are very reliable. They work every time.
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