TomG's Work Photos

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by TomG, Nov 11, 2012.

  1. anthonyp

    anthonyp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    What time of day is it getting dark? Down here in S C 5:30 or so, or at least dusk....Tony ps we are having about the highest tides of the year next two days.
     
  2. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    4:30-5:00 it gets dark
     
  3. wee alfie

    wee alfie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    Hi Tom, I always enjoy following your threads to see what you're up to, also like the plant setup you guys have.
     
  4. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,022

    Nice pics Tom, I would like your opinion on the Fuso. I have been ooking at them for a few years and would like to pick one up. My concern has always been towing capacity. How has yours done for you?
    Thanks,
     
  5. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    The fuso is currently just a plow truck for us. It is too small for the work we currently do. But... it used to be one of our main trucks. Its a good truck, four wheel drive, automatic, great on fuel. We used to tow our skid steers around with it and it did ok... It was definitely not the greatest. Was slow going up hills or on the highway. If your looking at it to be towing a lot id pass on it. But it really depends on what your pulling. Our skids weigh about 9000lbs. I'd say it could handle a 6000lb machine nicely.
     
  6. anthonyp

    anthonyp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    Tom
    Somewhere in your other forum post, you got your 50 for around 66m$ with the rotating ditch cleaning attachment and two buckets...Do you think the machine has appreciated much for a similarly equipped one today? And how much did the hydraulic ditch bucket cost....I have a price of around sixty eight without the hydraulic mechanism ....

    The cat 305.5 is a possibility, but I swear the bobcat seems to be just as good...Should I peruse the Cat.? Tony
     
  7. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 675

    Sure, i think the price for one now compared to two years ago has gone up. How much? No idea. Im not sure I understand what part your talking about, asking about the price. Just the power tilt, with out the bucket cost 5K.

    Yes look into the cat, its a nice machine. I always tell people to demo a bunch of brands machines. All i can do is share my opinions and experiences. What dealership is closer? I think a good dealership is just as or even more important than the actual machine. Good luck!
     
  8. anthonyp

    anthonyp LawnSite Member
    Posts: 93

    Thanks....The Bobcat dealer is closer to the farm, and appears to be a smaller, but nice place....The Cat has been here a very long time, and a long time ago they treated be well, with a repair....

    Of course I think you are telling it like it is from your experience, and doing a good job of it...That's why I'm relying on your experience....and you are correct, just the expense of the hydraulic mechanism......I'm hopeful the salesman dealer will give me a better price..That price I quoted included a two yr warranty, which I hope not to need, but nice ayway.....again thanks. Tony
     
  9. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
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    My machine only came with a 1 year warranty. 2 year is nice, so that could be the price difference between mine and the one you got a quote for.
     
  10. ma71t

    ma71t LawnSite Member
    Posts: 19

    To answer answer anthonyp's question, i got quoted 76k about a week ago for essentially the same setup as tom, i think the onlt difference was i had them quote it with an angle blade as well, A91 package so i believe the only other thing was secondary hydraulics and keyless start or something like that.
     

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