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Old 12-01-2011, 08:19 PM
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I"m curious Chris will that swivel on the bucket keep up as fast as that long reach pullin in, most long reachs are super fast!
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:22 PM
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I"m curious Chris will that swivel on the bucket keep up as fast as that long reach pullin in, most long reachs are super fast!
Its a tilt bucket, man that thing is nice, it will almost tilt 90 degrees its crazy. German engineering at its best.

And yes it will keep up with the speed.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:33 PM
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Well I managed to take some time to get some pics today

man what a machine

Tight squeeze down here




slope bank before, hard to tell but its sloafing off and sliding down the hill






clearing and grading the bank







pulling all my cut up trees up to be loaded




kinda hard to load backwards with a long reach and with a bucket as wide as the truck







pulling out my runaway logs that rolled out of my reach



not too shabby








And about the machine, Alot of things I like, and some I dont

Things I like

Whole machine has a Auto Lube system, just push a button and every pin gets greased.

The tilt bucket is awesome as hell, you can grade anything with this

smooth and fast machine, very quiet, can't hardly tell from idle to wide open


things I dont

No radio? WTF??

You have to work at NASA to figure out how to cut the heat/ AC on.

to many buttons, I like to push buttons that I dont know what they do to find out. Theres some I wont push anymore

the little joysticks are small and have these triggers on the back that you aways bump and the machine does weird things.


At idle and in gear the swing likes to creep around??


Oh and the $400,000 price tag
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:02 PM
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...to many buttons, I like to push buttons that I dont know what they do to find out. Theres some I wont push anymore

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Nice work on the bank, but that line is classic.
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:14 PM
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awesome work on the bank. oh and thanks for the new signature quote
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Old 12-01-2011, 09:42 PM
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Nice work on the bank, but that line is classic.
No lie I had pushed so many that I just had to cut the machine off and let everything reset. It was making all sorts of noises and thing were beeping and flashing haha. somehow I managed to turn the heat on about 100 degrees and not know it.
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Old 12-02-2011, 05:54 PM
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No lie I had pushed so many that I just had to cut the machine off and let everything reset. It was making all sorts of noises and thing were beeping and flashing haha. somehow I managed to turn the heat on about 100 degrees and not know it.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, that was the best laugh I had all week, hands down! Please tell me you got video of you pushing buttons lol? I would love to see that, it would almost be like the backward controls all over again.

Thanks Chris! & if I ever get a chance to come down your way I owe ya a drink for the laugh.

Don't feel bad, I'd have probably pushed the buttons too
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Old 12-02-2011, 06:27 PM
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somehow I managed to turn the heat on about 100 degrees and not know it.
Bet it didn't take too long for you to figure out what you had done. Glad to see you got the heat situation under control before you cooked. haha
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:15 PM
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Nice pics Chris! Looks like that excavator is interesting to run. I heard those machines don't have a swing brake. Is that true?

And oh ya, you could definitely use a big-azz, tree eating excavator on that job
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Old 12-02-2011, 07:51 PM
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Nice pics Chris! Looks like that excavator is interesting to run. I heard those machines don't have a swing brake. Is that true?

And oh ya, you could definitely use a big-azz, tree eating excavator on that job
oh yeah it has a very good swing brake, it will stop on a dime. You just have to get used to the boom moving alot, its about 3times a fast as a regular machine and will launch dirt over the cab and back of the machine if you pull the stick in too fast. I found that out the hard way as well
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