new mini

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ksss, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    Very nice!! What did you think of the 305.5 d? Friend of mine has one and its a lot more stable then my 305ccr..
     
  3. ksss

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    I liked the D. The breakout was excellent. It was a PINTA getting in and out of compared to the TK as was the Deere. I liked the CAT though. It was $8K more. I just like the TK for what it can do. My only issue with the TB153FR is all the zerks and moving parts. I have not had any issues but there is a lot more wear opportunities than a typical swing boom. I plan on putting a mower on it and TK finally addressed the low gpm issues that have plagued their mini excavators. That was the reason for the update. I have 2300 hours on my TK. I would have liked to haver kept it another 18 months. I got a decent trade value and a good purchase price on the new one.
     
  4. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Shane that's awesome! Do you use your mini more than your 160? I was waiting to see you update your 160 but guess the mini gets it first. :) You order the thumb from the factory or is it already on the machine? Can't wait to see pics of it.
     
  5. ksss

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    Ya the TK is on almost everything we do it seems. I wanted an HPF on the last one but I think it will finally happen on this machine. We are ordering it from the factory and installed here. I am going to wait to see what happens this Spring for work and then work on replacing the 9020B.
     
  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
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    good luck with that setup. I am excited to see what it can do for you as a mower. Make sure you get some pics in the spring!
     
  7. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Very cool. How did HPF compare price wise with PSM? Austin (minimax) apparently has a new 35D and he put a pro-link PSM thumb on this time. Glad business is treating you well.
     
  8. ksss

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    I didnt price check PSM. But I will.
     
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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    It is hard to beat the value in Tak products.
     
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    nice. cant wait for the pics!
     

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