My newest toy

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by grassmanvt, Aug 20, 2006.

  1. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thought I'd throw on a picture of my new toy, a 00' cat d-3 hystat. Didn't really need it but couldn't pass it up for the price.

    00' cat d3c series three hystat dozer from maine 003.jpg
     
  2. BSDeality

    BSDeality LawnSite Silver Member
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    this and the new kubota enclosed cab? did you hit the lotto?
     
  3. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well, in addition to the mowing/plowing, I started buying and selling equipment as a bit of a hobby although lately its been a little excessive. Currently, I've got two tractors, a cat skidsteer, two dozer's, a screening plant, a 3-5 ton roller, a morbark chipper, and just picked up a yamaha raptor the other day. It's been a decent year and I've been saving my pennies. Its almost time to start moving some iron though.
     
  4. bbailey

    bbailey LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
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    Hey grassman, hows the screen been working out? Nice dozer!:drinkup:
     
  5. grassmanvt

    grassmanvt LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks. The screener is awesome, screened out all of what I wanted to do, I actually think i've already got it sold though. I have been toying with the idea of buying another higher produvtion unit and doing some custom screening. Any idea what the average going rate on screening per yard is?
     
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Man, I'd love a D3. I don't know what I'd do with one, but it would be fun to drive around the property with. Actually if I had a dozer, maybe a D5H, I could be busy working for the US Forest Service all summer cutting firebreaks, but maybe in a few years. We have a 105,000 acre fire going on right now about 50 miles from here, they have 45 dozers designated to the fire at this point. I'd LOVE to get in on some of that govt. action, it's big money.
     
  7. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    fire lines... good way to lose a machine. i'd rather have one repo'd at least you don't have to haul it of that way

    a friend of mine bought a d3 and guess what it was missing,??? grease fittings, that's right no grease zerks....i guess that is cats way of selling more bushings
     
  8. cddva

    cddva LawnSite Member
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    OK, I'm jealous. Since you don't really need it, how soon can you deliver it to my house for a great price?! Actually, not sure what I'd do with it since I couldn't haul it........then again my bud with the dump truck could probably haul it for a reasonable fee.......of course I do have a hankering for a mini-ex too.......so much equipment, so little time!;)
     
  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah, making $5-6K a day when the machine is working is terrible. The machines sit on call at $1500 a day until there is a fire. Terrible way to go. :rolleyes: If you're out there doing it, just be smart about what you're doing. The USFS isn't going to put you in danger of losing your life to fire, you're at your own mercy cutting line.
     
  10. bbailey

    bbailey LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Posts: 115

    That is a good question grassman. How much to charge per hour for screening? Maybe start a thread here and see what you get for responses. I don't know what you would charge for a custom service like that and I cannot recall anyone around here advertising for it.:confused:
     

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