Why I chose JCB for a skid steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by wroughtn_harv, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. wroughtn_harv

    wroughtn_harv LawnSite Member
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    Imagine driving up to this and needing to take it down all by yourself.

    A concrete truck damaged the overhead. So I need to remove the gate (thirteen hundred plus pounds). Take down the overhead (twelve plus feet high). And I work by myself.

    With the JCB it's nothing but a thing.

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  2. wroughtn_harv

    wroughtn_harv LawnSite Member
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    Did you notice the door?

    Here's the gate being tree'd.

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  3. wroughtn_harv

    wroughtn_harv LawnSite Member
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    The battery on the JCB is easily accessible. This can be important when your gin pole has an electric winch.

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  4. wroughtn_harv

    wroughtn_harv LawnSite Member
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    The above picture gives you a good shot of why I picked the JCB over all the local brands.

    The door.

    Can you imagine crawling out of the tractor under a load like a thirteen plus hundred pound gate or a loose six inch pipe overhead?

    With the door it's not an issue.

    I feel like I got what I wanted and what I needed too. Think of marrying the prettiest gal around and finding out she's the best cook too.

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  5. wroughtn_harv

    wroughtn_harv LawnSite Member
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    Like that gin pole?

    Check out the thread below and see what else it can do (tractor tricks)

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  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    access is why we chose a dingo stand on rather than the asv rc 30.

    they have about the came capacity, but crawling in and out of a cab when working alone ( as i do most of the time) sucks.

    the jcb has figured this out as well.
     
  7. jreiff

    jreiff LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 402

    Just wanted to bring this to the top to see how things were going with wroughtn_harv. Have not heard or seen him on here for awhile. Loved seeing his work and posts/
     

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