303.5C CR arrived today !

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Mini man, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Mini man

    Mini man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    I have not used it yey...first impressions...The access to all pumps , filters, valves etc is easy and well thought out. Interior Cab is roomy...lots of A/C ducting. Auto throttle ( sweet ). The only dissapointement at first glance is there is no way to switch between High and Low speed travel without engaging a toggle switch. Not sure if it is going to be a pain when grading as I am used to the infinite adjustment at the push off my foot on the floor switch with the 393.5 I had...need 3 hands I guess.
  2. Mini man

    Mini man LawnSite Member
    Posts: 241

    I mean 303.5 I had sorry
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,799

    393.5 eh, Thats a hell of a mini :laugh:

    I usually run a Case mini, and the hi-low switch is on one of the travel levers, I grade with one hand on the backfill blade lever and one controlling both travel levers (or use my feet)

    But really, how much grading can you do with a mini? My experience is that the short track length makes them follow the grade too much and you can't really cut with the backfill blade. It backblades material pretty good though.

    Where are the pictures :D
  4. tylermckee

    tylermckee LawnSite Member
    from wa
    Posts: 248

    Depending on what the soil is like i can make a pretty damn good cut with the backfill blade on a mini. If its rocky soil i dont waste my time.
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    I thought the 2 speed toggle was on the blade control lever? I've gotten pretty good at grading with a mini, having a float valve makes backdragging easy and leaves a nice finish.
  6. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 837

    Correct....well at least for the 1.8C

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