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Old 03-11-2010, 02:34 PM
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Machines

Curious what everyone is using to move and set big boulders?

I have seen the Toro dingo and it looks like a good little machine for the cost and if the job has limited acces.

Also, what is the proper way to strap a boulder?
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Old 03-11-2010, 03:56 PM
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A Backhoe with the outriggers extended. Strapping depends on the boulder's size and shape. Metal jaws are an option on skid steers but their use in placement is limited.
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A mini x with a thumb just like above. You can set boulders and dig in a moments notice.

They all have thier pros and cons, but use what's good for the job.
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Looks like this post is covered well. Different jobs-Different Tools
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:55 PM
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thanks for the replies! What would you guys suggest someone start off with?

Dingo or Mini ex?

Looking for kinda a all around machine for average sized jobs.. I know the bigger ones will require bigger machines, but those I could rent.

I like the fact that the ex is prob better at digging and can haul a bigger load.. but if the site has a fence the dingo is the way to go.. hmm
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Old 03-13-2010, 02:38 PM
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Start off with what you can afford and will be most versatile for your company. I use a MT55 A lot since I can move stuff quick in small spots and when I need a mini x I sub that out to a friend who has a mini and 2 skiddys.
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:46 PM
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yeah I was thinking the same thing.

What made you choose the bobcat over the dingo?

Also how big of boulder have you been able to move with it?
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:51 PM
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I've never used a Dingo, so I can't say on that one. We've moved 200-300# boulders with it and an occasional 400-500 pounders while 2 guy's were playing cowboy When you get to that point your better off with a bigger skiddy if the area will allow it.
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