TL 140 at work

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by AWJ Services, Jun 6, 2006.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Here are some trees I pushed over today.
    Only about 15 this size.(18 to 24 inches)
    Most about 12 inches.
    Alot of 6 inch sweet gums.
    About a half acre of work.
    About 2.5 hours machine time.
    Pays to have strong Hydraulics.

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  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Two operators in training.

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  3. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Her is a pick of the underside.

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  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    You got twins? Cute little guys.
     
  5. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    I have been promising pics so here is a few.
    I have some more to get off camera.
     
  6. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Yeah sometimes I think there is 4 of them though.
     
  7. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Her are some more pics of the Trees.

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  8. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I sat in a TL130 for the first time a few days. It felt huge. I can't imagine what a TL140 would feel like.

    Way to big for the residential stuff we do.
     
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Things are so dry here the trees snap if you try to push them over.
    They have to have the roots broken first.
    Most loader guys around here want a min 500 bucks too show up.
    I did the job for 400 .
    A little more than what a Skid Steer is made for ,but it is still in Warranty.:rolleyes:
     
  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    It is big but I demoed smaller machines and it really was not a big deal.

    I trench lines with it for a friend who does irrigation and he was actually surprised were I could go with it.
    The JD I demoed was the same width but had a lower roof line and gave it the impression it was smaller.
    Most of the Takeuchi size is above the tracks.
    Granted if the height was a problem than the Takeuchi is screwed.
    But as far as footprint they are comparable too machines in there weight classification.

    I have had a few residential jobs that were too tight for a skid steer and the Dingo is hard to beat there.

    The pictures are a little decieving but that tree in the first picture my 18 inch bar saw would not clean cut it.
    It was about 75 feet tall and over 2 foot at the base.
    Thats why I wanted a big machine.
    Just in case.
     

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