Best skid/CTL for dozer type leveling/grading

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    $5.60 an hour is a worst case as I said in my post. That would be if the entire undercarriage was replaced at 1000 hours. I would calculate my costs to be very near to yours.
     
  2. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  3. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     
  4. talus

    talus LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ooops I'll try it again lol
     

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  5. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    All original bogies and idlers? Second set of tracks?
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  6. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. talus

    talus LawnSite Senior Member
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    As far as I remember he bought the machine with about 600 hours or so on it. He said the tracks were not new then and had some wear. Say for argument sake the they were brand new at 600 hours. Hes put 1300 on them and still look pretty good. I have almost 500 on mune and the tracks look almost new. I can honestly say the 3000 hour mark isn't out of the question on either of our machines. So the 500 hour high maintenence propaganda bull shii that every other dealer throws around about the mtl's is false. This is proof.
     
  9. talus

    talus LawnSite Senior Member
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    Original bogies lso. I think he replace a bearing in one but will find out.
     
  10. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You nailed my big disappointment with my RC50...it can't get a pallet off of the truck. However, I can carry one around once it's off the truck.
     

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