1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Dirtman's Picture Thread

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. bobcatexc

    bobcatexc LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
    Posts: 272

    I"m curious Chris will that swivel on the bucket keep up as fast as that long reach pullin in, most long reachs are super fast!
  2. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    Its a tilt bucket, man that thing is nice, it will almost tilt 90 degrees its crazy. German engineering at its best.

    And yes it will keep up with the speed.
  3. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    Well I managed to take some time to get some pics today

    man what a machine

    Tight squeeze down here


    slope bank before, hard to tell but its sloafing off and sliding down the hill



    clearing and grading the bank




    pulling all my cut up trees up to be loaded


    kinda hard to load backwards with a long reach and with a bucket as wide as the truck




    pulling out my runaway logs that rolled out of my reach


    not too shabby



    And about the machine, Alot of things I like, and some I dont

    Things I like

    Whole machine has a Auto Lube system, just push a button and every pin gets greased.

    The tilt bucket is awesome as hell, you can grade anything with this

    smooth and fast machine, very quiet, can't hardly tell from idle to wide open

    things I dont

    No radio? WTF??

    You have to work at NASA to figure out how to cut the heat/ AC on.

    to many buttons, I like to push buttons that I dont know what they do to find out. Theres some I wont push anymore:hammerhead:

    the little joysticks are small and have these triggers on the back that you aways bump and the machine does weird things.

    At idle and in gear the swing likes to creep around??

    Oh and the $400,000 price tag
  4. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,170

    Nice work on the bank, but that line is classic.:laugh:
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    awesome work on the bank. oh and thanks for the new signature quote
  6. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    No lie I had pushed so many that I just had to cut the machine off and let everything reset. It was making all sorts of noises and thing were beeping and flashing haha. somehow I managed to turn the heat on about 100 degrees and not know it.
  7. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Thank you, thank you, thank you, that was the best laugh I had all week, hands down! Please tell me you got video of you pushing buttons lol? I would love to see that, it would almost be like the backward controls all over again.

    Thanks Chris! & if I ever get a chance to come down your way I owe ya a drink for the laugh. :drinkup:

    Don't feel bad, I'd have probably pushed the buttons too :laugh:
  8. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,514

    Bet it didn't take too long for you to figure out what you had done. Glad to see you got the heat situation under control before you cooked. haha
  9. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,510

    Nice pics Chris! Looks like that excavator is interesting to run. I heard those machines don't have a swing brake. Is that true?

    And oh ya, you could definitely use a big-azz, tree eating excavator on that job:cool2:
  10. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    oh yeah it has a very good swing brake, it will stop on a dime. You just have to get used to the boom moving alot, its about 3times a fast as a regular machine and will launch dirt over the cab and back of the machine if you pull the stick in too fast. I found that out the hard way as well:dizzy:

Share This Page