Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Mini man, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. Mini man

    Mini man LawnSite Member
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    anyone tryed one out or seen one? mine arrives in a month but no hands on one around here.
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm not even a fan of the C's, to damn slow in the bucket and piss poor bucket and swing boom stroke.
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  3. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hey Mini man where in Ontario are you from and what type of work do you do?

    I saw differing construction had one on the 401 a few months back.
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  4. Mini man

    Mini man LawnSite Member
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    Gan Kingston area.....Septics, Basement exc. ( 315 Cat ) anything that keeps the bills pd!....Where you ?
  5. SVA_Concrete

    SVA_Concrete LawnSite Senior Member
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    U purchased one without. A demo?
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  6. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,840

    Haven't operated a 305, but I did spend about 45 minutes on a new 304ECR that a buddy of mine has. I liked the following things on it:

    cushioned stick and boom
    I thought the hyd coupler was pretty good
    good bucket rotation without having to change pin positions
    auto two speed
    adjustable aux hydraulic flow
    standard security system- big plus
    storable lower window
    all joystick controls instead of having to use a foot control for boom swing
    it came standard with aux lines and couplers out to the end of the stick

    it took me a while to get used to their new control interface but I thought it was pretty well thought out. Not my favorite mini, but it was better than many that I've run.

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