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Moving Cubes/palletts of material

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by GroundScapesIncorporated, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. GroundScapesIncorporated

    GroundScapesIncorporated LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 386

    What do you use to move material around on your job sites? And how well will it do it?
  2. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    Skidsteer with forks attachment
  3. GroundScapesIncorporated

    GroundScapesIncorporated LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA
    Messages: 386

    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?
  4. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    262 CAT with forks. Handles pallets no problem. :)
  5. Green-Pro

    Green-Pro LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,420

    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?
  6. cedarcroft

    cedarcroft LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    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.
  7. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,649

    I use bobcat 185 with forks. It is tough but we manage.
  8. N&CLandscaping

    N&CLandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 359

    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
  9. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Messages: 2,702

    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.
  10. forestfireguy

    forestfireguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
    Messages: 601

    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 %.

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