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run it till it breaks!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,366

    saw this on an excavator on a jobsite yesterday, it was ragged out but good lord is it that hard to replace a frozen roller?

  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    Wow. I had to look twice to realize it had shaved down the roller.
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  3. earthmover

    earthmover LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 122

    I can't believe how many guys neglect their equipment. I was working on a job a while back while another guy was working with his dozer and he was missing the roller completly. The track was sagging bad and ready to come off. Then I saw him a month later still wasn't fixed!:dizzy:
  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,770

    Im with this guy, it still digs dirt, RUN IT. No time for downtime
  5. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,724

    That's called being to lazy or being to cheap .
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  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    Those upper rollers are cheap anyways, bad quality from China. We have no uppers on the 305 and my dad bought 3 uppers for the price of 2 for his ZX27 and all 3 fell apart at the dealer's parts desk.
    Just spend some money and do a bottom roller conversion for the top.

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