skid steer/mini steer???

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by cct landscaping, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. cct landscaping

    cct landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Hey guys I have been thinking about buying a mini skid or reg. skid for years.

    I do a lot of reg maintenance, but also do a decent bit soil/mulch work. Occasional interlock/flagstone work. Fence's/decks.

    I have a 3.5 tonne dump trailer with ramps for transportation. I could step up my snow removal contracts if I get the right equipment...

    Any advice on suitable skids/mini skids??? I'd prefer to spend 10 -12k's if that's poassible....(but not get junk, and have to put in a few thousand within a year)

    Thanks:canadaflag:
     
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,811

    Mini skid for snow removal not the best equipment only if you do lots of side walks
    For 12k you can buy a used mini skid steer they great for planting and ripping
    For snow you will need one with enclosed cab will run you 15 to 20k used:waving::waving:

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  3. tread lightly services

    tread lightly services LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    for 10-12 k you could buy a used mini skid with mutiple attachments for that price..

    alot of used package deals out there for 8-12k

    i bought a used dingo with 9 attachments and a set of tracks WITH a trailer for $8k

    dingo specs...
    Engine Kubota® 25 hp diesel engine
    Flow 13.8 gpm (52 lpm)
    Ground Clearance 4.6" (12 cm)
    Ground Pressure 3.4 psi (0.23 bar)
    Ground Speed 0-4.0 mph (0-6.4 kph) fwd, 0-2 mi/h (0-3 kph) rev
    Height 46.1" (117 cm)
    Hinge Pin Height 65.8" (174 cm)
    Hydraulic System Pressure 3000 psi (207 bar) relief
    Length 70.7" (179 cm)
    Loader Arm Flow 6 gpm (23 lpm)
    Loader Hydraulic System Joystick control for all funct
    Operating Capacity 553 lbs. (250 kg)
    Reservoir Capacity 10.5 gallons (40 litres)
    Tip Capacity 1580 lbs. (716 kg)
    Track 9.5" (24.1 cm) width Kevler reinforced rubber
    Traction Flow 16.9 gpm (64 lpm)
    Warranty Product - One Year* / Engine - Two Year*
    Weight 2001 lbs (907 kg)
    Width 41" (104 cm


    a bobcat s-70 /463 is a decent machine, but costs more, has less power, weighs more, lifts less, but does lift higher.

    Engine

    S70




    Engine Cooling

    Liquid



    Emissions Tier (EPA)

    Final Tier 4



    Engine Fuel

    Diesel



    Horsepower

    23.5 HP



    Turbocharged Engine

    No




    Performance

    S70




    Rated Operating Capacity (SAE)

    700 lbs



    Tipping Load

    1400
    lbs



    Operating Weight

    2795 lbs



    Travel Speed

    6.1 mph



    Travel Speed (2-speed option)

    N/A




    Capacities

    S70




    Fuel Tank

    6.5 gal




    Hydraulic System

    S70




    System Relief @ Quick Couplers

    3000 psi



    Auxiliary Std Flow

    9.8 GPM



    Auxiliary High Flow

    N/A




    Dimension

    S70




    Length

    75.8 in



    Length without Attachment

    75.8 in



    Length with Standard Bucket

    97.3 in



    Width

    35.5 in



    Width (with bucket)

    36 in



    Height

    71.4 in



    Height with Operator Cab

    71.4 in



    Height to Bucket Hinge Pin

    94.5 in



    Reach @ Maximum Height

    15.8 in



    Turning Radius

    58.7 in



    Wheelbase

    28.4 in









    S70 Spec Update
    23.5-horsepower diesel engine
    700-pound rated operating capacity
    2,845-pound operating weight
    6.1 mph travel speed
    71 inches high
    35 inches wide (without attachment)
     
  4. cct landscaping

    cct landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    Decent info, yea a mini skid might be a great start, I would only be dumping into the dump trailer, so height shouldn't be an issue

    Those little machines seem to hold their value will around here..

    Thanks
     
  5. Impact-Vector

    Impact-Vector LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

    Good few searches out there on this.

    Just be careful with the walk behinds. the results of overloading suck when you tip the weight over or hit a bump.

    Personally I would get an RC30 if you want really small, otherwise id man up and get a Taka or Bobcat regular sized unit
     
  6. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,343

    I've been looking for a good deal on a ditch witch sk 650. They ares pretty big money for the machine.
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  7. cct landscaping

    cct landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    I just found an 06 Vermeer 600, diesel engine, forks and bucket. 300 hrs, 4 wheel( not tracks)

    $9000, that seems like a fair price

    any feedback. Getting attachments, servicing, maintenance???
     
  8. DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING

    DEPENDABLE LANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,343

    I heard the Vermeer was a nice machine. I have not used one.
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  9. bearmtnmartin

    bearmtnmartin LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 342

    Last winter my backhoe was down so I built a fast and dirty 10 foot blade for my SK650. I used a 2X12 with some 4 inch channel for strength and a grader blade welded to the bottom. I was clearing snow way faster than my backhoe could.
    Couldn't pile it very high, but still.
     
  10. cct landscaping

    cct landscaping LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    yea i hear the DW are nice too!
     

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