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Old 05-02-2010, 10:17 AM
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Ditch Witch Zahn r300

well already put in about 12 rolls of pipe with this Zahn and I am impressed. At first I was a little leary of buying such a newly designed machine, but ditch witch did their homework on this one......Anyone else with experience with this Zahn..........I was a 255 fanatic and this Zahn pulls circlres around it. Much more pulling power, the articulation feature makes pulling around obstacles a breeze, and its nice being able to stand on the machine, less fatigue. I was just trying to see if anyone else out there pulled the trigger on one of these units and your thoughts............good luck to all regarding this season, it has me running almost 7 days a week just to keep up.
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Old 05-02-2010, 03:59 PM
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We have one and have had it for 2 or 3 seasons (can't remember exactly when we got it) and it is a great machine. It is amazing with the number of attachments you can put on it, but we generally just use the puller and boring units. Make sure you get the foam filled tires for added weight as that really helps with the grip through tree roots.
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Old 05-02-2010, 05:02 PM
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We've been talking about some mini-skid style unit this year. Hearing this makes me happy. I'd go DW or Bobcat, likely
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:40 AM
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I demoed a zahn and will eventually get one... just waiting for one of the sk650s to wear out. then I'll have one of each.
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:35 AM
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Brandon- Did you find that you liked the zahn better than the SK? What is the compelling reason over an SK?
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:22 PM
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Both have their place. The sk is going to win hands down in a new install environment. The zahn would be great to have in existing stuff because it'll do less damage. The sk is faster, more powerful and diesel.
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:05 PM
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Brandon, did ROTAR ever check in?
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:10 PM
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check the Phish concert schedule....
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Old 05-04-2010, 06:38 AM
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Haven't heard from him.
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