First job of the year! (stump pulling)

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by 1acreplus, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. 1acreplus

    1acreplus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    First job of the year... There's still snow on the ground nearby, but my little loader's pretty tough. I ripped through the frost and the roots, and pulled out this 870 pounder!

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  2. Peakpm

    Peakpm LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    who makes that little thing, it looks cool. what's the lift capacity
  3. 1acreplus

    1acreplus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    They're made in Italy by a company called CSF. They're imported and sold here as a MultiTrac. That's the 30Hp version, which has a SAE lift cap of 1100 pounds (2200 pound tip rating). I've got the hydraulic relief set to give out at about 1500-1600 pounds, and never had a problem with it.

    It goes about 9 Mph at full throttle. It's got 4 wheel motors with a lockable hydraulic differential, so I can unlock for turf or paved surfaces, or lock for mud/snow. It has enough torque to pop a wheelie with an empty bucket, and that's not even at full throttle! :cool:

    My favorite thing to do with it is to run in figure eights (3 foot inside turning radius) next to a bobcat. I don't even scuff the turf! :D

    Another fun way to tease bobcat owners is to grab something with the bucket (or whatever attachment) and then extend the boom (notice the gray cylinder parallel to / above the boom?). I can shoot it out 2.5 feet to reach up and over things. (another shortcoming of skid-steers) :p

    If this isn't enough for you, there's a 50Hp version that lifts 1700 SAE (3400 tipping load) and goes 13MPH....

    If you want the name of the dealer (don't wanna break any rules here), pm me.
  4. dvmcmrhp52

    dvmcmrhp52 LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Pa.
    Messages: 4,205

    I like that thang too!
    Seems to be just what I'm looking for to do certain tasks.
    I'd like some info as well if you could,I'll pm you.
  5. 1acreplus

    1acreplus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    Never thought I'd get a whole bunch of PM's about my nifty little tractor (ok, not really little, it weighs about the same as a mid-sized sedan).

    If anyone else wants the info, pm me your contact info, and I'll have the dealer send you a free catalog. Then you can have something to look at, since they have no website.
  6. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,898

    What is the cost of that thing? I don't know if we'd be interested, but it would be nice to know what the price range is...

  7. 1acreplus

    1acreplus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    These were the prices when I bought mine (1.5 years ago), although they may have changed due to the rising cost of steel:

    20HP, 950 lb SAE / 91" lift, 5.5mph = $22,450

    30HP, 1100 lb SAE / 107" lift, 9mph = $26,500

    50HP, 1750 lb SAE / 143" lift, 13mph = $31,750

    The 20 & 30 hp units have a mini-skid (Dingo) style attachment plate. The 50hp unit has a bobcat-style quick-tach.

    All have Yanmar liquid-cooled diesels. 30 & 50 HP are direct injection.

    And when you buy one, you get to wear a salesman's hat every time one of your landscaping buddies sees it on your trailer, or even better, in a yard... :eek: ;)

    Enough! You want details, pm me your mailing address, I'll fax 'em to the dealer and he'll send you a catalog...

    Now if you want me to do some landscaping, THEN I get paid to sell stuff...
  8. lawnranger44

    lawnranger44 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 370

    I always like a good stump job. Although for us, we only take small to medium jobs and dig em out by hand! They still pay good money and offer a good workout.
  9. 1acreplus

    1acreplus LawnSite Member
    Messages: 32

    That's ok. We sub. I don't think you'd be able to bill out enough to collect on my road trip to PA, though. :D

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