My New Partner In Crime

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by dozerman21, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    Here she is... Case 650K LT Series 3. I bought it a couple of months ago and already have almost 200 hours on it. I traded in my 550H and wanted to go with a hystat. It's much easier on the body, but it's definetly a different feel when finish grading. It's also much heavier but it will push like a SOB. I've had it in some pretty heavy mud and it pulled right through. Hopefully it will handle the bottomless winter midwest muck we get here. I like it more everyday and the enclosed cab is dustproof and the A/C is usually kept on the low setting, even on high humidity 90 degree days like today. I just recently got the rippers put on, and they went through packed down #2's today like butter. I've been very impressed so far. It's not as nimble as my 550H, but it makes up for it in push power.





  2. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    That's one sweet looking dozer!!!!

    Mine just arrived yesterday:cool2:

  3. PerfectEarth

    PerfectEarth LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,734

    Congrats guys!!! AWESOME looking machines.
  4. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    dozerman its too bad you departed from the open station 550 but i think you made a good choice...i get to spend all day on our 550G tomorrow pushing dirt as fine as powdered sugar, that should be fun with no cab
  5. Boss Exc.

    Boss Exc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 130

    Hey Dirtman,I see you decided to buy new huh....I saw over at DHS fourms a while ago you were looking at a used dozer.She sure is purdy!
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Congrats to both!
  7. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Messages: 1,387


    So you been holding out on else haven't you.Where's KSSS :confused:

    I like the looks of your dozer.Is that a Vail ripper?

    So as in not as nimble is it because of it's size compared to you other dozer.Bigger meaning not as nice for getting into those tight spots?

    Happy dozing there guy:cool2:

    I see it has brush sweeps,keep it away from the brush just as long as you can afford.

    Notice i said afford it:):drinkup::usflag:
  8. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Messages: 1,387

    Tha !!!!!!!! See it says Vail on the ripper after i posted.The old dial up is a little SLOW !!!!!!!! when it comes to pictures.

    Dozerman and Dirtman you have fun with your new rides.Take care of them and they will take care of you!!!!!!!!!:usflag:
  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,137

    I like Dirtman's dozer, bigger cab and wider pads, it will out push that CASE.
  10. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    Construct'O- Yeah, they're Vail rippers. Much stronger than my last set. They pick up the rear end without a sweat. It's not as agile in tight spots compared to my 550H, just because of the size and enclosed cab that makes for losing a little visibility. It also weighs much more, so when you turn in a small area where it's soft, it wants to disturb a finished area more (only on fine grading this matters). The counter-rotation is sweet though and helps with that.:usflag:

    Dirt Digger- The 550's are great little machines, but since I'm in this thing for most of the day, I'm going enclosed cab from here on out. You can't beat the A/C, radio, and clean lungs!:clapping:

    Dirtman- Congrats to you as well on your new ride. That should work well with the rest of the equipment that you guys run.

    Ron- Nice useless, uneducated post. Don't forget to wipe your fingers after they stop typing.

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