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5/6ton mini vs 8-9ton Midi

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 2004F550, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,724

    There is a way to do it but I have no idea, would make my life easier if I knew lol . Do you guys own a grinder for your land clearing operation? Sounds like you got quite the company!
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  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    What year is the 308?
  3. 2004F550

    2004F550 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    It's a brand new 308e 2 from the cat dealer
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  4. 2004F550

    2004F550 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    Currently we only have a whole tree chipper and haul off stumps for disposal, we have looked at grinders but never had the workload to buy one.
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  5. 2004F550

    2004F550 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    Couple pics from the last two months we still have the 308 on rent. As it stands now I don't think we will be carrying out purchase side of this deal basically because of the price vs production. Obviously they aren't the same brand but when we can get two Bobcat E50's with the same equipment for basically one 308 its tough to justify. The 308 size machine defiantly has its niche and it certainly can trench faster especially when loading a triaxle but its a tough nut to crack looking at the $ and cents. Hands down it obviously lifts more then the E50 as well, but again lift enough to justify the $? not quite atleast in our case. Also, for a zero hour machine there were some reliability issues in the last two months, not that it only happens to Cat but still for the $ these things shouldn't crop up as frequently as they do. Cat dealer made it right with a replacement machine but it still leads to some down time and on rate jobs every second counts.


  6. 2004F550

    2004F550 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 270

    Couple pics of the two side by side



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