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Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by GroundScapesIncorporated, Sep 28, 2006.
What do you use to move material around on your job sites? And how well will it do it?
Skidsteer with forks attachment
Sorry for not being more specific, I really meant what kind of Skid Steer or tractor and what size? and how well will it handle a full pallet of pavers?
262 CAT with forks. Handles pallets no problem.
I've used a JD 260 series II and had no problems moving nearly anything with it. Problem was that was a shared machine, and sharing don't always work out so well between contractors. Needed it at the same time, who put fuel in last, etc. I bought a used Bobcat 773 I can move a pallet of wall block, each block weigh 57# and 60 blocks per pallet, if I remove the top layer or ten blocks, thats really pushing it though. That what your looking for?
a bobcat s250 will move a pallet of wall blocks without breaking it down. A 773 won't unless you take off the top 2 layers. this is my experience.
I use bobcat 185 with forks. It is tough but we manage.
At School a Brand New Bobcat S185 Turbo, a John Deere Tractor, an Old Ford Tractor, and a Chevy Dump. We also have help with other landscapers F250s F550s and more. At my company a Thomas Skid Steer or a S160 Skid Steer
T190 w/ forks moves almost everything we work with, although some larger pallets it will only pick up high enough to get from point a to point b. Really though, that's all I need. 95% of our hardscape material is delivered.
T300 with forks. You gotta love the Bob-Tach system for attaching tools to the machine. If the 300 is tied up we have a turbo 873. The difference is very noticeable. Without looking anything up I'd guess the difference is about 10 %.