Regular Cab Short Bed Update

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Cornell, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I meant to ask but forgot. Why did you guys go up to the 235 vs the 160 size you used to have? More reach? Just curious.

    I'm shopping for a shop now I need a place with a yard and they're hard to come by around here
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  2. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Whenever I get a cdl I think that 85 is the perfect machine lol. I have a very good bobcat dealer here
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  3. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 544

    We still have the DX180, traded in the CX160 on the 235.

    Some of the walls built would be way better off with the 235. At times we're getting 4 rocks delivered per side-dumb at 50k pounds for 4 rocks.... With the 235 we'll actually be able to pick them up or at least handle them better depending on shape vs. the 180

    Another Reason we went with 235 vs 225 or another 180 is the reduced swing. Going to help me out a lot with some of the places we go to build walls where we need to swing to build the wall but there is usually a tree line right by the face of the wall.
  4. AfterhoursVT

    AfterhoursVT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 51

    Are you using the tracked bob cat for snow removal? How is the tinted cab at night? I really like how it looks. Would love to tint my cat but I do a lot of over night snow removal. Any pictures of it at night from the cab?

    Awesome looking stuff
  5. SP Landscaping

    SP Landscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    Love the chrome stack on the 85, also love that light bar. Is that stock if not i need one
  6. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 544

    Yeah I use a 9" Virnig plow on the T770. Acually had it out today for a 5" snowfall we got. Haven't plowed at night but its not bad to see out of at all.

    Thanks! No I order the LED bars online and wire then into the OEM switches.

    Here's a couple pictures of the tint for comparison. It was overcast but still plenty bright out. It's way better than wearing sunglasses though.

    Sides meter at 12-14% and the windshield meters at 26-28%




  7. nedly05

    nedly05 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 540

    Looks awesome!
  8. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    Love that light bar on the excavator, why don't they come that way?

    I'd like to do something like that on the TL130 but have some side lighting, where do I look to get the LEDs?
  9. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,792

    really sharp machines. I wish mine could look like that but 15 minutes into the woods here and everything is scratched to hell. I hate cedar branches! They poke holes in anything plastic and rip off decals, paint, and my forestry guards.

    I imagine when that 770 shows up on site, it gets a lot of attention. Real looker!
  10. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,223

    Love how the machines looked! Waxing is a great idea. Can't wait to see work pics. You guys now have a nice range of excavators.

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