Originally Posted by excav8ter
Oh.....that's MUCH better.
What type of work does your machine see? I basically use mine as a dozer that can remove concrete, asphalt and curb and gutter, as well as load trucks and go into walkout basements and grade for the concrete guys. Very few guys use ASV type undercarriage machines for heavier excavating work around me. They just don't seem to hold up well. Not that they are bad machines. There are a few concrete guys that run them exclusively and like them a lot, but they don't see too much abuse.
Can't honestly say that concrete work is my machine's primary purpose, but I have used it do some of the same things you mention along with some riprap/erosion control, hardscape pavers for patios, lawn install prep work, brush/debris removal, and yearly brush cutting shooting lanes and trails with a low flow Davco on some QDM land that I hunt on. I work it hard, but at the end of the day it is only a 50hp 5300lb machine.