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Takeuchi TL120 with mulching head

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by swanny, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    Ah, it's got my custom lexan cab and heat (antifreeze), a little over 100 hrs, no quick attach (but easy to add)....eyeing up a flat even trade for the case, eh? :)
  2. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    The thought did cross my mind but don't think you could stand all the benjis that would have to be thrown in...:)

    I do like that size machine and think it could be very useful for the 'small' skid.
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    Ive thought about someday when I have more work to justify it, trading my tak 120 for a 150 and a dingo but I think Id miss it. The size seems to be perfect for many situations.
  4. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,813

    I use a 140 and dingos. I had a 150, but that thing is just too big and too heavy. We hauled the tl150 on a chevy 5500 and as my crew followed me to the job, I remember looking in the rear view mirror and hoping the damn truck wouldn't flip over making tight turns.
  5. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

  6. fire126

    fire126 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    We mow a lot of wooded areas. we have cats with tracks and fecon mower heads. They do a great job. On larger clearing jobs we use the mower first then follow up with chain saws and a grapple bucket. We chip sometimes and we use burn piles. BUSH0004.jpg





  7. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Man those cats with the fecons are sweet.
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  8. fire126

    fire126 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    We are very happy with them. We three 287 and two 297 all with high flow hyd. I lost one 287 when one of my guys stalled it dumping a load of brush in a burn pile and could not start it and baled out. I tried pushing it away from the fire with another machine with a fecon head but no luck. BUSH0154.jpg

  9. swanny

    swanny LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 660

    Do you have any issues with overheating in those CATS?

    That's a crispy CAT if I ever saw one. Really a shame.
  10. fire126

    fire126 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 30

    I have had them over heat a few times. But the temps were high and and you need to blow out the radiator more often depending on what you are mowing. The machine that burned was only 2 years old.

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