Looked at a brandnew Deere 35D

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Gravel Rat, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Had a look at one the other day man talk about a claustaphobia cab I don't think I would beable to run the machine with the door closed :laugh:

    The machine looks well built it is zero tailswing the undercarriage looks heavily built. Doesn't look cheaply constructed like a Bobcrap.

    The owner said they got 5 grand off on the price because machine sales are so slow.
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    They aren't that bad, that cab is a platform cab, it's on the ZX27 all the way up the the new ZX60 now, those machines just need a better seat that has a longer track for adjustments. The pilots are really nice, they are shorter than the bigger excavators, and they require very little movement, I wished that was in my Dad's ZX75.
    But yes those cabs are tight with the door closed, and I hate that goofy 2 piece door, why the hell Hitachi ever went to that system from the old cab design is a damn mystery.
    I sat in an old Deere 35B that was 2 years older than our ZX27, and it was super easy to get in and out and the door was a one piece.

    But they are still built heaps and mounds better than Boobcrap's excuse for an excavator.
  3. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
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    Untill you run one, don't judge.

  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have grown very fond of my Dad's ZX27, but only on days when the A/C is not needed, it's just not cold enough. But man what a good machine to run the hammer on!
  5. minimax

    minimax LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ron, Have you cleaned the cab filters under the floor?

  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    They have cab filters?!?!?! :dizzy:

    Holy sh*t, I'd better check that ASAP, it has been awhile and the old man loves getting cabs dirty.
  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    haha know what you mean! i cant keep our truck organized or clean. i couldnt imagine a cab we havent ever rented one but shoot if i can borrow some money we can see!

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