Any one tried a Mertz Boxer Mini Skid?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by landproscapes, Jun 28, 2004.

  1. landproscapes

    landproscapes LawnSite Member
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    Let me know what you think about it if you have one or have tried it. It looks pretty awsome.
     
  2. landproscapes

    landproscapes LawnSite Member
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  3. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
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    I demoed one last year at the Expo in Louisville. It was a really well built unit IMO.High flow hydraulics, and really serviceable. I liked it better than the Kanga, Dingo and and Bobcat MT 50,( but that is another machine in itself) I demoed as well. They all have their respective uses and applications. It is one we are still considering for this fall. The Power Trac unit is another, but different unit I am considering buying to bring some more versatility and outsourcing we currently do all in - house.
     
  4. BoxerTD327owner

    BoxerTD327owner LawnSite Member
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    You betchem landproscapes. Just bought extra set of tracks and am ordering second set of sprockets. Build roads, trails, ponds. pull a brush cutter and purchased the backhoe (non-pivoting) that doubled the usefulness of the TD327. Widening tracks very useful for pivoting with the backhoe and a full bucket. If I go straight the grass is not damaged. Unit is a bit temperature sensitive so if cutting trail uphill in high temperatures, must watch the guage carefully. Bearings on the bucket piston were first to wear but they are connex, so pound them out and pound in new ones. TOP-OF-THE-LINE machine.
     
  5. Littlea

    Littlea LawnSite Member
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    Boxer has two sites that are much better then the one listed.

    www.boxermeansbusiness.com and www.boxerequipment.com. I got both of them from a promo email they sent me. Good financing rates too. I may pick up another Boxer if the business keeps coming in. This year is definately looking better then last year. I have one of the 118 trenchers and this thing is a beast.
     
  6. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    ive got one with about 700 hours and run the hell out of it every day. Its a very nice machine.
     
  7. mzgloves20

    mzgloves20 LawnSite Member
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    How long did it take to get used to the controls...? I demo'd two and didn't like the sticks. I am used to pilot controls in my skid and the vermeers controls.
     
  8. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I didnt take me long. I like the controls better cause you can control the tracks independly. And you can hang on the the handle bars better while operating the controls unlike the others
     
  9. mzgloves20

    mzgloves20 LawnSite Member
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    Did you have trouble operating the tracks and the loader arms at the same time? Say if you were moving backward and wanted to smooth something off (w/o using the float). It seemed to me like I was working against myself. Maybe your have more dexterity then me...lol...
     
  10. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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