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"excavator Hopper"

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by minimax, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. minimax

    minimax LawnSite Senior Member
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  2. Hummer

    Hummer LawnSite Member
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  3. KPS

    KPS LawnSite Member
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    it looks like you could waste a lot of time messing with the hopper. The way you move it around seems a little time consuming from the video standpoint. I think you could easily outwork this attatchment with just the standard bucket. The idea of an excavator is not to drive it around with a bucket of material anyways, thats why you have a skid steer.
  4. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
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    That thing would get beat up pretty fast using it like they are.
  5. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
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    Looks to me like a skid steer with no wheels or cab. I would save my money and put it towards a skid. Nice idea though, but I don't think it would last or is it practical.
  6. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    Yea it is a good ideal but I could see that thing becoming more of a pain to carry to a job and too bulky to move and use on a tight job. Also a mini cost to much to be using it as a carrier also since a builder wouldn't pay more to have that box on their job but they would have to pay extra for a skid steer to be on site to carry material.
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I saw those before. I thought it would be handy on retaining wall jobs where you cant get a skid steer to the bottom tier. I could have used one numerous times. I thought about building or buying one.
  8. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    That is true, on a retaining wall it would be good to help carry supplies or material and place it where you need it.
  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    Neat idea, but you need a bigger bucket if you are going to carry such a small amount like that, the amount of time it takes to fiddle around with the hopper and load it, a standard clean up bucket is faster.
  10. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    It is kinda like a stone box that pipe crews use with full size track-hoes except on a much smaller scale.

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