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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ARP, Feb 15, 2009.
Hey Andrew, what was the reason for going with that head on the 160 vs others?
The head can cut three different ways (it can pull brush in like a chipper, cut like a saw blade, or mulch a tree in the traditional top-down way), it was strong enough to be able to put it on the ground to do jump turns off of it, and it had the ability to have bucket teeth put on it so you can use it to dig things up and move things with the thumb.
Here's a project we completed for a tree contractor in our area who found us by first searching for us on online, had a buddy who got one of the ads we produce, and finally caught us when he saw one of our trucks on the road. Just another testament to having a comprehensive marketing program.
This job revolved around cutting underneath a de-energized power and communication line combo that lead to a farm house about a quarter mile in the woods.
Ready to go in the morning:
And here are the pics from the longest section of the job. Had to reach under the power line from the road for this entire section. You'll see the pruning pole we had to use to prop the wires up for so the excavator could reach under them.
Freakin awesome work. Thats some wicked stuff to clean up. Jobs like that add up with the word of mouth benefits.
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Looks awesome Andrew!
Do you ever have issues with the hydraulic lines on the left side near where the 160D's stick/boom connect? ....getting snagged on branches/sticks/brush etc? I saw when you first took delivery all the lines for your cutting head are routed on the right side away from the left that actually does the mulching/cutting but I still see some lines on the other side.
That's the biggest gripe I have with how the lines are run on our Towtem, they just kinda hang out and if I ever have to reach into brush or am pulling down a tree I have to de-limb it first where I am going to grab it or else something is going to get disconnected.
Plus you can't always control something falling, at least I can't.
Matt- So far with the hydraulic lines routed on the right hand side of the boom and stick I have had no issues with any lines getting snagged on anything. The only lines left on the left hand side of the stick are 1 line each for the thumb and bucket cylinder. Those lines are too far up the stick to be grabbed by any branches as I swing back and forth through the brush and trees. Since I'm also mowing towards the left-hand side of the machine, with the attachment hoses being mounted a the right-hand side of the stick I don't have to worry about snagging them on something.
Looking good Andrew!
Thanks Derek! Nice to see you around here again. We need to catch up sometime!
Very nice set up Andrew! Your 160 looks like new, quite an accomplishment considering the type of work you do with it.