ordered tracks today

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bobbyg18, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. bobbyg18

    bobbyg18 LawnSite Member
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    cant stand it any longer...so many rainy wet days with countless jobs lined up...i made the plunge today

    I ordered McClaren rubber over the tire tracks...I'm hoping they will allow me to work on a day like today, where it rained out all day yesterday and the ground is wet...hopefully they'll give me more work days...ill let you know how they work out

    i also just sold my Thomas 153 for a Bobcat S185...very crazy week
     
  2. 02powerstroke

    02powerstroke LawnSite Member
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    Deff let us know cause we have been thinking about some tracks.
     
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    How did you make out on the resell value of that thomas?
     
  4. bobbyg18

    bobbyg18 LawnSite Member
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    had it for less than one year...sold for about $1000 less than i bought for...i needed something with better/higher reach capabilities to load tri's...
     
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nice, glad you went with the McLaren's. Let us know how they work out, we may pick up a set if we keep getting these crazy jobs on steep slopes.
     
  6. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The Vertical lift design should be allot better for reaching than your previous radial lift. I have also been kicking around buying tracks also but I feel most of the work I would be doing would require finish grading so I would have to let it dry anyway. I have been toying around with buying some of the Thomas Equipment stock in the company since it cost next to nothing. I think they would be a good company for one of the big skid steer manufactures to take over eventually. Guess we will have to see how things go.
     
  7. bobbyg18

    bobbyg18 LawnSite Member
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    installed them yesterday afternoon...took a little longer than expected and i still need to shorten them up about another 2" or so before using them tomorrow on a job...i'll post back tomorrow night

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  8. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Did you see my new 220 i had posted with pics? I forgot the brand of them they seem to work well but the tool to adjust or remove sucks.
    Mike
     
  9. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are those Rubber Pads on Steel, or 100% construction?
     
  10. bobbyg18

    bobbyg18 LawnSite Member
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    the tracks are mclaren protrac with rubber pads...i used them today...they were awesome, great traction...i would have never been able to work today without them...the job was a backyard excavation for a patio but it was extreme mud...im really psyched about them, they'll definately allow me to get in more work days
     

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