Now this is a good paint job

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bobcat_ron, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Somebody has some real talent for excavator paint jobs.

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    They even turned back the hour meter from 7200 hours to 100 hours, very clever. :waving:
     
  2. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    They are good, changed everything but didn't mess up the 'Triple B' sticker. :)
     
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    And the engine got a good tune up, now it burns 40 liters of fuel less a day.
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  4. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Once you go volvo you never turn back!
     
  5. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yup for sure, Volvo worked out great for the other 3 we had (290BL, 290CL 180WB) lots of little things that make them stand out, extended foot steps on the undercarriage rails for safer entry/exit, air ride seat with pilots mounted to the seat and integrated cup holder, button to kill the travel alarm, the control pattern changer has been relocated closer to the service panel, no more reaching in there with a screw driver while standing on a track or a rock, standard rear view fish eye camera above the counter weight, all the aux. hydraulic plumbing even for a quick coupler, radio controls on the left console with a mute function and remote grease stations for all the major points on the boom and stick.
     
  6. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    What did they give you on trade for the 320?
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  7. bobcat_ron

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    More than anyone else, but I won't say. Sometimes you have to bend over more for a customer to get the sale.
    But the old 320CL was worth the value, it has the separate pump to run the brush head. The brush head is also being sold FYI.
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  8. bobcat_ron

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    Well now, some one is getting very good with painting with spray cans, some very crafty people are at work, we brought in this old dilapidated jalopy with 7500+ hours in for some work:

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    And it comes back looking like this, and the meter has been turned to zero!
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    Now, if we can all say a prayer so someone can turn this:

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    Back into this:

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    That would be sweeeeeeet.
     
  9. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
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    how stable is the 235? Not a fan of Zero turns
     
  10. bobcat_ron

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    Very stable so far, it was hucking dirt and concrete last week and no complaints from the other operator. It's heavy though, it's also getting thumb, cab guarding and hydraulic wedge coupler installed later.
    So far it and the first 210 are each saving about $1000 in fuel each month, I did 19 hours at 85% throttle on Friday and Saturday.
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