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Ever heard of Magnatrac?

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by JCLawn and more, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    I was on a youtube binge one morning and ran across this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9hKCwBhaeU. Its $18,000 base and $29,000 for the loader, back hoe, and roll cage. 15 gpm aux flow at 3000 psi and around 24 gpm at 2000 psi.
  2. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,142

    interesting, looks like a nice little machine. I've never heard of it. Weird that they don't have a diesel option.
  3. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    It might be an issue of space for a raditor. It has a pto also.
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  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    would of thought this would of brought more attention. bump
  5. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,410

    It looks like a nice little unit, but gas is not the way to go. That thing will kill you on fuel!
  6. dbear

    dbear LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 606

    C.F Struck has been around for quite a while and were the kit mini-crawler pioneers. They no longer sell the tractors in kit form (end-user assembly shortcuts hurt reputation I suspect, not to mention legal liability BS). I really like the idea of a small machine like this, and can think of almost endless ways I could make use of one, especially the smaller, home-owner RS1000; just not sure about the non-hydro drive, belt system.

    From a commercial-use view, the drawbacks I see are that the attachments are not QT, tracks are not turf friendly (nature of the beast and highly subjective), as I recall the fuel capacity is rather small, and you can get a decent 4wd CUT, with local dealer support, for the cost of even their gas-powered MH4800 (I don't see a diesel option anymore. even for the 8000 flagship).

    In 2010, I priced out an RS1000 w/ hydraulics, front & rear hitches (requires separate hydraulic kit), (johnny) bucket, dozer blade, box scraper and ripper @ $8200. A MH4800 w/ FEL, excavating bucket, tooth bar, ballast box (3pt), CAT 1 3 pt hitch (requires separate hydraulic kit), rear PTO, and ripper tipped the scales, or rather checkbook, @ $19k, and at that time, the FEL was free.

    That said, I don't don't think a CUT would come close to doing what a Magnatrac seems to be capable of doing, and if I had the spare $$, I just might have one of their RS machines.
  7. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,617

    it reminds me of the ditchwitch unit except w/o the diesel and movable boom
  8. Awomer

    Awomer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Hmm, quite a powerful and fast machine, of course, the lack of effect on the economy of a diesel engine, but overall a great tractor for home and farm.

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