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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ARP, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    That mower weighs almost 1000 pounds.
    Can the 50d can handle it without being tippy?
     
  2. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    According to the load chart on the machine the machine will handle it all the way out to its max reach at 18'- it'll be tippy at that distance but it will handle it. For the majority of my work it will be within 10-15' of the machine and should be fine. I'll find out for sure once it is installed though.

    Thinking of getting a US Mower? I'll be more than willing to give feedback on the unit as soon as I get it working in 3 wks.
     
  3. minimax

    minimax LawnSite Senior Member
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    Arp,Is your 50D a long or short stick,I added the extra counterweight to my 35D and I have a 700 lbs mower head and I can work a full reach on a side hill and keep the uphill track on the ground.You might look at getting the extra counterweight for your 50D.

    minimax
     
  4. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have a 30 on order, I too will be willing to give feedback.
     
  5. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mini- my 50 is a long stick with the extra counterweight. With the cab and long stick (minus mower) the 50 weighs 11,700 lbs. I'm glad to hear your 35 does well with that kind of weight.
     
  6. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    ARP I keep hearing so many contradicting things.LOL Thats why I keep asking so many questions.
    I spent some time talking with the Seppi distributor today.


    The lifting chart is without thumb or coupler so keep that in mind.
     
  7. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    No problem AWJ- ask away! :drinkup:

    You are correct on the lifting chart not including the couplet and thumb weights (I forgot to include those in the machine weight then as well.) The lifting chart as pasted on the window of the machine states all weights are based on a base machine without thumb, coupler, and cab.

    I figure if nothing else, if the machine is tippier than I want, I'll have some extra counterweight made up. The folks at US Mower seemed confident that my machine will be more than enough to handle the mower. We'll find out :confused:

    Which way are you leaning on a mower? Your 161 should be able to handle a good sized unit.
     
  8. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
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    Seppi quoted me approx 6900 for the smallest unit they offered. But the response was so slow, I had already finalized with US.
     
  9. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    i see fecon is making mowers for the 7 ton machines now.
     
  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    I emailed them over the weekend, had a call from the distrubutor first thing monday morning and had a price by by lunch.

    Who where you dealing with?
     

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