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JD 120D and 75D

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by coopers, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Got some pics for ya guys.... only thing I see I don't like on that 120 is the CP direct link thumb. Not a fan of CP at all....very bad design IMHO. Getting used to the black but if I had the $$ to get a D model, I tell them to paint the boom yellow! But that's just me. :hammerhead::drinkup:

    Still sharp looking at any rate.






    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
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  3. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,645

    Nice machines. Thanks for the pictures.
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Blades on any excavator larger than 8 tons are for wussies!! :laugh:

    I like the black booms, it's easier on the eyes on a bright day.
    The 75 needs some re-tooling, the power management from the boom to the travel blows.
  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    I look forward to running the 60D. I saw it at ConExpo and it looked like a near perfect (for me) weighted machine. Much HD than the 50D which is IMHO too lightly built. The 60D looked much better.
  6. ConstSvcs

    ConstSvcs LawnSite Senior Member
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    We've been very satisfied with our 490 and 120........with JRB coupler and Taramac hammer. The hammer is a real $$$ maker. Thats one very large handrail to the fuel tank filler ;) The blade is perfect on that size machine.

    Here is one from the rock pile:

  7. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's a cool night shot of the 120. Any other pics of your 120's? Yeah it will be nice to see the 120D's start trickling into the dealership. Have to take a peak when they do.

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have sold several 50D's and it a very strong machine. Most of my customers say they feel the 60D may be too big. Weight is a big issue with DOT all over them. I have not ran the 60D yet, but I am sure it is a beast. I took a 50D with a 36" bucket in what we call churt here which is rocky hard dirt and ate a 45U Kubota that only had a 24" bucket. Both were new machines.
  9. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    I guess it depends on what you need a mini to do. I use like a backhoe just more flexible. I have demoed a 50 in all flavors except the D, I was never that impressed with them for my application. I would welcome the 60 size machine. My TK is 12,500. The IHI 65NX is a real nice machine weighted at 14,500. I am glad to see more OEM are entering this weight class. When you think about it the wieght class goes from the 10K machines to the 16-18K machines with not much in the middle except TK with the 153, IHI with the 65NX and now Deere with the 60. I don't really see the DOT issues, unless your barely able to pull the 50 than you may have problem. However if your pulling excavators, backhoes and loaders I don't see that guy having an issue with a 60, the infrastructure is already there. The guy who owns nothing bigger than a 2500 size pickup,than it is not going to be able to go with a 60.
  10. NateV

    NateV LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    For us it wouldnt be DOT issues it would be trialer issues. We have a 14K trailer and our kobelco 45 is right around 10K so we have just enough extra room on the trailer weight wise. We do have a 20 ton trailer but that is just over kill for us to haul the mini around so thats why we bought the smaller trailer aswell just to save wear on the big trailer. I do like the look of the 60D however i think our next step would problably be something a tad bigger like a Case CX80 or Kobelco 80 aswell.

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