MINI SKID LOADERS

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by kountryscape, Mar 17, 2000.

  1. kountryscape

    kountryscape LawnSite Member
    from iowa
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    correction www.power-trac.com
     
  2. steveair

    steveair LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey,<p>Just saw something of interest at the harley site today. They are making a small harley rake to fit on (3 -4 ft) rake to fit on the dingo and ramrod, not sure of kanga though. This seems make the machine very useful then. You could bang out smaller lawn installations like nothing with this, or do all that time consuming clean up around a job. I'm looking into the rakes for mowers, so I ran across this. Gonna ask if anyone has a harley for their mower yet.
     
  3. PRapoza451

    PRapoza451 LawnSite Member
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    Hi All,<br>I have a Dingo and I love it! Just striped some sod and rototilled an area for a customer today. Back and forth over the lawn with no problem. The auger is great for planting. Just bought a cement bowl for it, trying it out next week. If I didn't already have my Dingo I'd look at the Gehl Advantage www.gehl.com. They have a mini you can sit on. Let me tell you standing or bouncing around all day is no fun. But these machines are a life and back saver. Good luck<br>
     
  4. kountryscape

    kountryscape LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 133

    HEY LOOKED UP GEHLS WEB SITE THAT THING ROCKS ONLY THING NOT EVERY DEALER SELLS THEM AG GUYS DONT AND THE CONTRACTOR EQUIPMENT GUYS SAY THEY ARE TO SMALL BUT I DID FIND ONE THAT DOES. I WANT TO NOW HOW MUCH LEG ROOM THERE IS. AND HOW HIGH IT CAN LIFT AND COST. I TELL YOU MORE WHEN I FIND OUT SEE YA JARRETT
     
  5. kountryscape

    kountryscape LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 133

    hey gehls mini isnt available in the midwest . but i found the coolest one of all . i was out bidding a job a couple counties north of us. stopped in at a farm implement dealer and there it was. its called a maxi man it has tracks its a mini skid loader with 21 different attachments the thing looks like a tank. cost for the machine i test drove was 7600.00 with a bucket and attachments are from 200.00 to 1800.00 most under 1000.00 now thats my kinda machine. they had that one mudded in from here to china he said the thing goes any where.you walk or ride on the back theres a removable platform. there made in north dakota american made tank my kinda machine. web site is www.maximan.net oh ya the thing lifts hi enough to get a load in the back of your truck always wondered that about mini skids . see ya jarrett
     
  6. CLM1

    CLM1 LawnSite Member
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    Kountryscape, Who is the manufacture?
     
  7. kountryscape

    kountryscape LawnSite Member
    from iowa
    Posts: 133

    its just a company called maxi-man the web site shows you more. its kinda a cross between a tank and a loader it worked great and the attachments were cheap enough you could add them without breaking the bank. jarrett
     
  8. b.proskov

    b.proskov LawnSite Member
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    Kountryscape member can you please help out! I did call Ramrod dealers and they quote me $3100.00 for the paver mover attatchement, you posted on the lawnsite recently that you can buy it for $1263.00, can you please give me the phone and address from that location were it sales the paver mover attatchement for $1263.00.
     
  9. b.proskov

    b.proskov LawnSite Member
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    Kountryscape member can you please help out! I did call Ramrod dealers and they quote me $3100.00 for the paver mover attatchement, you posted on the lawnsite recently that you can buy it for $1263.00, can you please give me the phone and address from that location were it sales the paver mover attatchement for $1263.00.
     
  10. Lawnworks

    Lawnworks LawnSite Fanatic
    from usa
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    This is a common misconception. Mini-skids are not a cheaper substitute for a full size skid steer. Mini-skids have there own niche. I have both a full size and 425. I use my dingo for 80% of my projects. I guess it depends on the majority of the work you will be doing.

    As far as mini-skids go. I think the Dingo, Vermeer, Ditch Witch and Boxer would be the only ones I would consider. Also, I would not consider a model that is not tracked... well unless it is dingo wheeled unit for $3500.

    Why not buy used? I have seen a Dingo 425 w/100 hours go for 11k on ebay.
     

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