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Old 02-07-2012, 03:29 PM
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skid steer/mini steer???

Hey guys I have been thinking about buying a mini skid or reg. skid for years.

I do a lot of reg maintenance, but also do a decent bit soil/mulch work. Occasional interlock/flagstone work. Fence's/decks.

I have a 3.5 tonne dump trailer with ramps for transportation. I could step up my snow removal contracts if I get the right equipment...

Any advice on suitable skids/mini skids??? I'd prefer to spend 10 -12k's if that's poassible....(but not get junk, and have to put in a few thousand within a year)

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Old 02-07-2012, 04:09 PM
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Mini skid for snow removal not the best equipment only if you do lots of side walks
For 12k you can buy a used mini skid steer they great for planting and ripping
For snow you will need one with enclosed cab will run you 15 to 20k used
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:38 PM
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for 10-12 k you could buy a used mini skid with mutiple attachments for that price..

alot of used package deals out there for 8-12k

i bought a used dingo with 9 attachments and a set of tracks WITH a trailer for $8k

dingo specs...
Engine Kubota® 25 hp diesel engine
Flow 13.8 gpm (52 lpm)
Ground Clearance 4.6" (12 cm)
Ground Pressure 3.4 psi (0.23 bar)
Ground Speed 0-4.0 mph (0-6.4 kph) fwd, 0-2 mi/h (0-3 kph) rev
Height 46.1" (117 cm)
Hinge Pin Height 65.8" (174 cm)
Hydraulic System Pressure 3000 psi (207 bar) relief
Length 70.7" (179 cm)
Loader Arm Flow 6 gpm (23 lpm)
Loader Hydraulic System Joystick control for all funct
Operating Capacity 553 lbs. (250 kg)
Reservoir Capacity 10.5 gallons (40 litres)
Tip Capacity 1580 lbs. (716 kg)
Track 9.5" (24.1 cm) width Kevler reinforced rubber
Traction Flow 16.9 gpm (64 lpm)
Warranty Product - One Year* / Engine - Two Year*
Weight 2001 lbs (907 kg)
Width 41" (104 cm


a bobcat s-70 /463 is a decent machine, but costs more, has less power, weighs more, lifts less, but does lift higher.

Engine

S70




Engine Cooling

Liquid



Emissions Tier (EPA)

Final Tier 4



Engine Fuel

Diesel



Horsepower

23.5 HP



Turbocharged Engine

No




Performance

S70




Rated Operating Capacity (SAE)

700 lbs



Tipping Load

1400
lbs



Operating Weight

2795 lbs



Travel Speed

6.1 mph



Travel Speed (2-speed option)

N/A




Capacities

S70




Fuel Tank

6.5 gal




Hydraulic System

S70




System Relief @ Quick Couplers

3000 psi



Auxiliary Std Flow

9.8 GPM



Auxiliary High Flow

N/A




Dimension

S70




Length

75.8 in



Length without Attachment

75.8 in



Length with Standard Bucket

97.3 in



Width

35.5 in



Width (with bucket)

36 in



Height

71.4 in



Height with Operator Cab

71.4 in



Height to Bucket Hinge Pin

94.5 in



Reach @ Maximum Height

15.8 in



Turning Radius

58.7 in



Wheelbase

28.4 in









S70 Spec Update
23.5-horsepower diesel engine
700-pound rated operating capacity
2,845-pound operating weight
6.1 mph travel speed
71 inches high
35 inches wide (without attachment)
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Old 02-07-2012, 06:52 PM
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Decent info, yea a mini skid might be a great start, I would only be dumping into the dump trailer, so height shouldn't be an issue

Those little machines seem to hold their value will around here..

Thanks
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:16 PM
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Good few searches out there on this.

Just be careful with the walk behinds. the results of overloading suck when you tip the weight over or hit a bump.

Personally I would get an RC30 if you want really small, otherwise id man up and get a Taka or Bobcat regular sized unit
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:36 PM
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I've been looking for a good deal on a ditch witch sk 650. They ares pretty big money for the machine.
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:44 PM
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I just found an 06 Vermeer 600, diesel engine, forks and bucket. 300 hrs, 4 wheel( not tracks)

$9000, that seems like a fair price

any feedback. Getting attachments, servicing, maintenance???
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Old 02-08-2012, 04:51 PM
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I heard the Vermeer was a nice machine. I have not used one.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:02 PM
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Last winter my backhoe was down so I built a fast and dirty 10 foot blade for my SK650. I used a 2X12 with some 4 inch channel for strength and a grader blade welded to the bottom. I was clearing snow way faster than my backhoe could.
Couldn't pile it very high, but still.
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:36 AM
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yea i hear the DW are nice too!
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