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Old 05-20-2012, 05:49 PM
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Best equipment for hardscaping

Rented a dingo a while back and loved it, but found it a bit underpowered/ undersized for excavation (paver patio). what is the best "all around"equipment to buy if your budget only allows for one machine right now.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:07 PM
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a full sized skid steer. As big as you think you can use regularly. The beauty of the ding is the places it can go, not the power.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:28 PM
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a full sized skid steer. As big as you think you can use regularly. The beauty of the ding is the places it can go, not the power.
What would u consider full size? If i bought new i was looking at a Case sr130 with 43hp. Or whatever i can get if used.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:32 PM
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Dingo and others like it are considered a mini skid steer and you walk behind it.
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Old 05-20-2012, 06:55 PM
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The biggest problem with a 43hp ss is it won't pick up a full pallet. Otherwiseit will work well
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Old 05-20-2012, 07:32 PM
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Moving a whole pallet of grass or block is an issue.
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Old 05-20-2012, 08:21 PM
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Well if i spend the$$$, i definitely wanna carry pallets? The 150 has a "tipping load" of 2600#. is that the weight that will lever it on its nose? And i assume thats not moving?
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:01 PM
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Full size skid steers are rated at 60 to 80 hp
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:34 PM
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I started off with a smaller skid loader and would have to take the top layers of pallets off to move them and finally 2 years ago I got a bigger 73hp loader that its tipping load is 3400lbs and can lift about all the pallets and saves a huge amount of time.
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yeah, that little compact stuff will limit you.

i have never owned any of the little compact stuff, nor had a need. If we have a tight area - we rent a walk behind skid loader.

Otherwise a true full size skid loader can be used for anything under the sun year round.


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