Register free!
Search
 
     

Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 04-30-2014, 10:59 PM
meets1's Avatar
meets1 meets1 is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NW, Iowa
Posts: 3,634
Mini skid

Dw sk750. They say 24.8 gross hp and 23.1 net hp. Machine priced at $23160. Machine, setup, tax. Bc. Mt55. 25 hp gross. $22200.

Bc fork $800. 44 inch bucket $550. Tree fork $1400

Dw fork $1100. 52 inch bucket included with price of machine. Tree fork $1300

These are my closest dealer. Rented each.
Thoughts on price, units, best,better. Etc. looking for your thoughts .
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 05-01-2014, 06:50 AM
walkerway walkerway is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Shippensburg, Pa
Posts: 134
walkerway

Bobcat is the only way to go.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-01-2014, 09:20 PM
New2TheGreenIndustry New2TheGreenIndustry is online now
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: GA
Posts: 580
Quote:
Originally Posted by walkerway View Post
Bobcat is the only way to go.
Why? How does it stack up to a Dingo?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-01-2014, 09:32 PM
Elite Outdoor's Avatar
Elite Outdoor Elite Outdoor is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: tulsa, oklahoma
Posts: 222
Dw sk750 is a great machine. I rented one for a tree job I did recently. Turns a 30"auger with ease, along with lifting and caring a 3" caliper trees with ease. A few times it rocked forwsrd with a tree on the forks. Other than that and it can tear turf very easily I would love to have one. Haven't ran a bc miniskid before.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-01-2014, 09:45 PM
meets1's Avatar
meets1 meets1 is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NW, Iowa
Posts: 3,634
Quote:
Originally Posted by Elite Outdoor View Post
Dw sk750 is a great machine. I rented one for a tree job I did recently. Turns a 30"auger with ease, along with lifting and caring a 3" caliper trees with ease. A few times it rocked forwsrd with a tree on the forks. Other than that and it can tear turf very easily I would love to have one. Haven't ran a bc miniskid before.
Posted via Mobile Device
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-01-2014, 09:46 PM
meets1's Avatar
meets1 meets1 is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NW, Iowa
Posts: 3,634
I have rented as said but for me it has to be either dw or BC. Dealers are close.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 05-02-2014, 07:30 PM
meets1's Avatar
meets1 meets1 is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NW, Iowa
Posts: 3,634
Any thoughtts on the Zahn r300 ditch witch? Talking with dealer priced about the same, if on turf no tear up. Down fall I see is a 30 kohler gas engine vs diesel. Anyone?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 05-02-2014, 09:24 PM
94gt331's Avatar
94gt331 94gt331 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1,453
I rent the dingo with tracks gas motor, nice little machine, I strongly feel the machine is overpriced but thats just my opinion. The bobcat with diesal was cheaper by $2,000 at the time I priced the 2 machines. Ended up getting a skidloader instead, I would like to have a mini skid someday they come in handy. I ran the trencher on the dingo not to long ago, was happy. Good luck to you.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-03-2014, 09:59 PM
Armsden&Son Armsden&Son is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: adirondacks, NY
Posts: 1,910
I actually work for Bobcat..... Well, kind of.

I used to truck and work in the yard full time for them but since I started my own company I just work the odd Saturday here and there...

I have ran both the DW 650 and the BC MT55 and the Ditch Witch blows the BC away.....

In fact, talking to other folks in the industry and reading all the time... I am not the only one who thinks this....

And remember, I have Bobcat pride because I work there...
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-04-2014, 01:31 PM
meets1's Avatar
meets1 meets1 is offline
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NW, Iowa
Posts: 3,634
So anyone own a DW zahn? I like it but also like the mini as well. For the amount of $ being spent in your opnions whats better? My uses I need forks, buckets, tree fork, possible auger. I seen a crew the other with a de-thatcher of some sort attachment on the front of a Zahn - looked great, decent job, no turf tear up.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:18 PM.

Page generated in 0.09743 seconds with 9 queries