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"NEW Thomas Mini-skid"

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by captdevo, Nov 30, 2001.

  1. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 932

    Thomas Equipment has come out with a new mini-skid.

    it looks like an orange Ramrod, but they have made alot of changes.

    * New bigger drive pumps
    * Nicer controls (not jumpy, very smooth)
    * Hose covers

    to name a few

    Plus, Thomas quality control and service!!

    Production starts in Jan.

    Can't wait to play with one
  2. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    got a pic?
  3. syNNer

    syNNer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    check out http://www.thomasloaders.com/

    tried one out last week, right after testing a RamRod. Found the controls to be the jumpiest of any machine yet (Ramrod, Dingo, Kanga, Thomas) that I've demoed. 2 speed pump is nice and the single joystick for the boom/attachment plate is easy to operate. Pricing is inline with everything else but both the wheeled and track machine are limited to a noisy Kohler air cooled 25hp engine.
  4. DerikL

    DerikL LawnSite Member
    Messages: 37

    Has anyone seen the new vermeer mini skid steer. I saw one at the ne grows show Friday. It seems like a well built machine. There was also a dingo with the backhoe attachment. It was nice looking and if it does what they say, it would be very useful.
  5. syNNer

    syNNer LawnSite Member
    Messages: 18

    saw the new vermeer at the Landscape show in Toronto, impressive little unit, semms to be 2500 bucks more than the rest and no tracks available.

    I watched someone use a dingo with a backhoe once, awefully hard to move the dingo around with the backhoe on the front but once in place it did a great job of digging.

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