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Old 11-21-2008, 01:54 AM
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Never run a Volvo hoe but would like to. Don't see them hardly ever out here, mainly Komatsu, Deere/Hitachi, and Cat. Guy I worked with said he ran a brand new 360 I think it was a year ago and said he loved it. The bogus thing about Volvo is their keys, they're about $60 I'm told. I had to hassle the mechanics for a Sakai key this summer. One of them said if I was ever able to swipe a Volvo key, do it.
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Old 11-21-2008, 01:56 AM
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Volvo is slightly cheaper in price too.

The Isuzu engines in Hitachi usually has good fuel ecomomy. Komatsu isn't good, Deere is horrible and Cat is just as bad.
I thought I read the Deere's D series excavators are supposed to be good on fuel now.
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:24 AM
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Scag i will sell you a copy of my Volvo key for 50......HAHA

i will also throw in Deere backhoe, CASE, CAT, Liehberr, and DEERE dozer.....and if you really want i will throw in a 357 Peterbilt key, a takeuchi and kubota mini-hoe key....those will be extra of course
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Old 11-21-2008, 09:15 AM
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Sometimes on ironplanet they auction off sets of keys for $50 or so.........
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:38 PM
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Deere engines have always been piggy on fuel.

Komatsu was making a big appearance in the area and now you don't see too many new machines. The one forestry contractor went back to exclusively Hitachi excavators won't go back to the Deeres because they cost more and they burn more fuel.
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:11 PM
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So day one of "plan B" work out problem free. I'm taking the mud and extending the shoreline out about about 20' and then hauling the rest upto the road and extending the slope from the road. I'm probably be using my buddies tracked off road dump truck for that.

here some pics


I had to do some clearing where some mud is going, then I ripped all these bushes out, and dug out hole to store the mud in.

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Old 11-23-2008, 05:30 PM
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Band width exceeded, might wanna start a sub-album or another account like I always do.
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:32 PM
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Band width exceeded, might wanna start a sub-album or another account like I always do.
Hymm... Does this mean I get the title for picture slut of the month???
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:37 PM
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dirtman......you can be s... of the year if you can top "the cat in the hat in a bag" -
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Old 11-23-2008, 05:46 PM
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dirtman......you can be s... of the year if you can top "the cat in the hat in a bag" -
Well call me post racer! +1 post more for me lol
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