Pic of the 312

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Scag48, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is the only one I have, I was in a hurry to get this one as it was. As you can see in the background how dry it is around here, we burned piles within 300 feet of that sage and scrub brush. Didn't start a fire and we're completely done with the project.

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    We finally got our laser system last week. It's a Trimble Spectra LL300 sending unit with a CR600 machine mounted/grade rod mounted reciever, pretty cool stuff.
     
  2. Jacob's Yardworks LLC

    Jacob's Yardworks LLC LawnSite Member
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    Nice machine. You pull that with your 2500 or somethin else?
     
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    We're having it hauled by a private trucking contractor at the moment. Next year we'll buy a dump truck. At this point, we need to get this machine somewhat paid for then we'll drop $90K for a truck and trailer.

    I have no doubts either of our Fords could physically pull 28,000 pounds plus a trailer, it's just a matter of legallity and getting it stopped :drinkup:
     
  4. murray83

    murray83 LawnSite Senior Member
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    LOL i'd pay good money to see a 3/4 ton chevy haul a 312 ;)

    noticed a local contractor just bought a 324DL i wonder how the new D series will take off?
     
  5. Gravel Rat

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    Hey the side panels are not scratched or have any dents in them yet you can't be working the machine hard enough :laugh:

    The machine looks good looks pretty clean too. From the picture your area looks pretty desert like conditions the same as the interior of B.C. .
     
  6. Dirty Water

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    I was just in your area last week Scag. It is dry out there right now.

    I don't think the issue is a 3/4 ton pulling that 312, its steering (Front wheels will be off the ground :laugh:) and stopping :)
     
  7. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    GR, there's a quite a few surface scratches you can see close up on the machine already from swinging around the trees. Also, the stick got mutilated, the trees scratched the hell out of it. Oh well. Technically our climate here is desert, less than 6 inches of rain a year, pretty dry! I'm changing air filters every 125-150 hours for primary filters and 250-300 hours for secondary filters. At $50 a filter for primaries and $25 for secondary, it's cheap insurance with all the dust we work in.

    DW, you're right, it's REALLY dry. We were planning on waiting to burn until this fall, but with the rain we've had the last couple weeks the weather coordinated perfectly with our burn days and we got it all done. We did have 3 fires that burned in the grass, 1 got to be about 2 acres in size in less than half an hour, but other than that we didn't have any problems.
     
  8. Gravel Rat

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    You getting a few spare filters so you can send the others out for cleaning you can have the primary and secondary filter both cleaned. The primary filter should be changed quite abit the secondary filter should only need cleaning every 2-3 primary filter changes. If the secondary filter is getting plugged up that soon than the primary filters are not doing their job.

    Should be using Donaldson filters they are about the best you can get.
     
  9. Scag48

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    Manual says to change the secondary every other primary change. You think that's too often?
     
  10. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice! I like that color. :D

    Is that a rather long stick on the machine?
     

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