Tight squeeze

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bobcat_ron, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,089

    I landed a job pulling 1000+ yards of potting soil out of a 180' x 80' green house and the only doors wide enough were 86", so the boss got smart and bought a 80" wide snow bucket (Bobcat of all brands) imagine making 1000+ trips in and out with only 3" to spare on each side???

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    And guess what happens when you put a Bobcat bucket on a Cat skid steer?

    The Cat skid steer begins to behave like a Bobcat, it starts to have little "issues" that really piss you off, like the A/C stopped working and the loader and bucket drifts when empty or loaded, that sh*t never happened before.

    Coincidence????
     
  2. shooterm

    shooterm LawnSite Senior Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 457

    Had the same issue a few years ago with a school project and hauling alot of sand out of a corridor. I got so good at getting through with a inch on the side I got careless once and turned into a costly price fix for us. We should of just tracked down a smaller bucket.
     
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,089

    I hit the door with the track, it got real slick one day and I got sideways. Then the owner told me he will take the door out to make it wider on the last day. D-oh.
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  4. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 550

    3 on each side.....i would be looking for a 4 inch wider bucket, why waste the space!
     
  5. mzm

    mzm LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 14

    i had a job last year were i had to remove 500 yard of dirt for a homeowner who had stockpiled it upunder there 2nd floor deck and boxer mini would berly fit 1/2 inch on each side of the widest boards and riding on my knees two days did not help my bad knees but if i stood up i would wack my head
    my only question was what poesed a 60 year old woman did that
     

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