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Has anyone regretted buying a mini skid steer?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Mitty87, Mar 26, 2018.

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    Mitty87

    Mitty87 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thanks for the input guys. I have a 2500' lawn tear out and topsoil job where I was wondering how I'll get a bobcat operator on short notice but bobcat is delivering it to me, wants me to put 8 hours on it. Very good salesman
     
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  2. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. hort101

    hort101 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from S.E. New England
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  5. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Used my sk800 today. Tilled 2 gardens and did a front yard Reno.

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    Mitty87

    Mitty87 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Anyone think I'll have any troubles tearing out a couple 1000 sq feet of lawn with the mt55 next week? They are going to get me a better bucket

    I really wanted to buy a house but now leaning towards dump trailer and mini skid and buying the house next spring.
     
  7. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    With a bucket yeah that’s gonna look rough. Need a tiller or Harley rake. I use A tiller and a land plane for regrading
     
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    Mitty87

    Mitty87 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I might be able to find a rental for that or see if maybe they can help me out if they have one. Think it's not even worth trying to jump right in to the turf excavation? He said he wants me to beat the crap out of it.
     
  9. brichter14

    brichter14 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You will be able to excavate the turf that’s easy. But it’s gonna look terrible because you are slicing through the soil not churning it up. I’m thinking about your customer
     
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  10. SAAS

    SAAS LawnSite Member
    Male, from South Texas
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    I watched your video as well....a couple of times. Thanks for taking the time to make it. I'm pulling the trigger on the CTX 100 later today and I am a bit nervous.
     

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