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kubota L39

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by T Scapes, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,190

    Anyone run a Kubota L39 for doing hardscaping jobs will they lift pallets of pavers and retaining wall blocks? How is the backhoes digging power
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    What is a L39?
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  3. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,190

  4. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,272

    Some people may not agree with me but a backhoe is the slowest most useless piece of equipment. The only thing they are good for is municipality work so they can be driven on the road.
     
  5. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Oh and I'm not positive but I dont think that little of a tractor would lift full pallets of block or pavers.
     
  6. zedosix

    zedosix LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,628

    Do you own it now, if so then why not use it and tell us how it works. If you are buying it for lifting pallets and excavating for hardscape jobs then I'd tell you to click on the "construction" site of kubota and check out their excavators.
     
  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It only has 2767 lbs of lift at the pin, maybe half pallets.
     
  8. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
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    I wish there was a like feature for scagrider's comment on backhoes

    The combination of an excavator and skidsteer is ideal
     
  9. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Definitly not big enough to move pallets of block.
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  10. T Scapes

    T Scapes LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,190

    i like their excavators but i was hoping if it could lift pallets then it would save buying a mini ex and skid steer
     

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