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mini/small backhoes

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by jerseyboys, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. jerseyboys

    jerseyboys LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Starting to think about a used mini backhoe for small projects. Something to dig holes, minimal grading and maybe spread some stone. Does anyone have any experience with Allmand Brothers equiptment? Any other manufacturer suggestions?
  2. unkownfl

    unkownfl LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,837

    Kubota all the way!!!!! I rather have one of these any day with a million hours over any American version.
  3. jerseyboys

    jerseyboys LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I like the Kubota BX24. I have not seen any (used machines) older than 2005, any idea of what the predecessor was to that model?
  4. mwmdesigns

    mwmdesigns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    Can't go wrong with Kubota!..I've used the b-21 for years w/ no problems...and now own the b-26...nice features..small but mighty!
  5. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,315

    Those little Kubota's are awesome if you have space to move around, otherwise a small skid would be better suited.
  6. Brothers_Landscaping

    Brothers_Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    You know i was thinking about getting one of those too, is it worth it?
  7. AdvancedLawns

    AdvancedLawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 155

    do not. and i mean do not get an allmand bros backhoe. We rented one from homedepot and it broke 4 times..we have rented 6 different ones and tried the kubota. It is way better, but the parts are expensive. Anyone heard about the kioti?

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