which machine to rent

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by woodlawnservice, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm a landscaper and have decide to hold off for now on purchasing any skid steer or mini excavator...united rentals just moved to our area and have decent prices they r quoting g me to get my Business... they have quite a large selection of skids and.minis... I'm thinking about starting off with a taki 130 for the skid... doing grading and sod work... and what size mini would u recommend for my French drain installs? Something small but yet still.powerfully enough to dig up big stumps if needed.... clay soil here...they have a big selection of bobcat skids and minis few takeuchis to. Ill be loading my dump trailer with the skid and I wanna try tracks to help not rut the yard so when I grade it, will not be to bad...all hand controls be nice for a change to.. they have t190s as well. Far as.mini. ill.need.to dig a trench about 18" wide 24" deep
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  2. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    A 35 sized machine would be big enough to dig a French drain and still be easy to transport. I would leave the T190 in the lot.
     
  3. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ive had a 35 bobcat before actually.... seemed to be decent but I hadn't had much time on a mini... ams for skids... I was considering buying a t190, takeuchi 130, or something like a cat 257,Deere ct322 .. i like the mustangs and gehls to...something along those lines...
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  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'd rent whatever kept the most money in my pocket and got the job done..
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  5. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    U have a point there as well but with them being new prob the area they r willing to give me pretty good discounts... id like to start trying to run equipement I may purchase at some point... so far our only other rental place only.has bobcat s130 so that's all I have ever got to run in the past...
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  6. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Holy cow, first off i would use spell and grammar check. I agree with ksss on a 35 size machine. John deere/hitachi, Kubota, and Tak all make great machines in this size range. I am not sure why some people really don't like the Bobcat T190's. I had a 2010 T190 that was very reliable, powerful, easy to service, and easy to transport.I would highly recommend one.
     
  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I wouldn't put all my faith and decision making into a rental machine when looking to buy unless it was relatively new.

    Just because rental machines are the machines you try stuff on that you'd never do on your own machine...
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  8. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    True true and yes sorry bout grammer and spelling... this Droid I cannot seem to get used to... anyhow yes people talk lots of smack bout t190s on here... its perfect size machine for.me but I do want joystick controls... I priced some rentals today from united and wow they were high!!! I thought they quoted me better last time but for a t190 one day rental is $360 and that's giving me the trailer for free!!! Wow.... my other rental place I normally.rent from just got a brand new kubota slv75.... its Always! Gone though... called today and its due back the day before I need it! I'm praying they don't extend it!! I wanna try it out and.its only $250 with trailer.... also a u25 is $175 with trailer.... united on a bobcat e35 was $300 something to!
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