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newest toy

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by kris, Jul 4, 2001.

  1. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    Here is a pic of our newest toy... we needed a small hoe and a machine that wouldn't tear up exsisting turf as much as our bobcats. So far so good.
  2. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276

    The image is a little blurry - is it a Kubota?

    How much did you have to part with for that toy?
  3. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    Sorry about the blurry image... yes it is a kubota articulated wheel loader..many little features...couple are...a travel speed limiter which allows operator full RPM and hydraulic power while limiting travel speed ( great for tight spots or uneven ground ) another is the articulated frame ..again great for tight spots and the rear wheels track the same as the front...now for the kicker..with the "hoe" attachment....around 40k.... we needed something small for smaller job sites eg. We used it doing tree replacements in beds that where surrounded by picture perfect turf and it did a great job without marking the turf.
  4. Cheese burger

    Cheese burger LawnSite Member
    Messages: 33

    can't go wrong with Kubota
  5. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
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  6. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Messages: 1,578

    Yes Thom
  7. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    looks cool!!
  8. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205

    looks like it would do real good for stacking snow too. a local nursery i buy my mulch at has a kubota like that and they love it. good luck
  9. gogetter

    gogetter Banned
    Messages: 3,256

    Neat looking toy Kris. $40K though? Ouch!!
    This brings up a question. Just received a brochure for a product called a Beaver Pro. It attaches to an ATV and turns it into a compact excavator.
    Here's a link to thier website:


    Don't know the cost, but seems like it would be a neat toy for the right niche.
    Anyone using one or seen one in action?
  10. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    That's a cool toy. What's the lift capacity with a set of forks? Wonder if you could get a spade for it? Now you've got me thinking:cool: As far as the price, that's a little more than a skid loader but looks like it would be worth it.

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