ditch witch zahn

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by P.Services, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    has any one bought, demoed or used a zahn?

    if so what did you think?
     
  2. BrandonV

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    demoed one w/ a plow liked it a lot, would be great if you work on established landscapes frequently. I put some photos somewhere in the irrigation forum. I don't however like gas engines, all my other equip is diesel and I hate having to bring an extra tank.
     
  3. P.Services

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    yeah im thinking i would use it a lot with a light material bucket to do mulch. i could use one zahn instead of 4 guys and wheelbarrows. im thinking with turf tires it wouldnt do any damage.

    it doesnt work as hard as a sk650 like yours but it has its own little niche.

    in the winter im thinking it would clear sidewalks with a broom faster then 5 guys with shovels.
     
  4. BrandonV

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    i agree totally, they have dual wheels as an option... go for the redneck factor!
     
  5. hardscaper

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    We use a tracked machine, actually six of them for the same thing. Carries 13 cu/ft of mulch, self loading,more manoeuvarable then zahn, fits through a 34" gate opening. Diesel powered. We've been running them for 8 years, no issues.

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  6. P.Services

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    that looks like a gas powerd honda to me. thats a totaly diffrent machine then a zahn
     
  7. hardscaper

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    Correct on both accounts. We have gas and diesel units, diesel pic attached. We demoed the Zahn but it is too big for our backyard work and no tracks=no good for us.

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  8. P.Services

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    what is that your loading into? a small screener?
     
  9. hardscaper

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    It's a crusher, but it's not mine.
     
  10. P.Services

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    yeah i figured that, it looks like its at a demo convention
     

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