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Teramite Backhoe, Junk!

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troblandscape

Guest
I rented a terimite from Sunbelt, they were all out of Kubotas. Let me tell you any Backhoe without a Diesel Engine is useless, dont waste your time!!!!

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troblandscape

Guest
I could have done the excavation alot quicker with a Bobcat ,but the time I saved on cleaning up makes me use the mini backhoes. I got rid of 10 yards of dirt on that job. I would have had to regrade the hole yard if I used the skidsteer.
 

maal

LawnSite Member
Location
georgia
looks good!!!!!!!!
 

D Felix

LawnSite Bronze Member
I've used a Terra-mite once. I won't ever again. Matter of fact, I probably won't ever use a backhoe if I can help it...

Mini-excavators are the only way to go, IMHO. With a Bobcat 331, I can out-dig anyone on the biggest Terra-mite made... Give me a 337, and I can dig circles around it. And rental cost really isn't that much more, the ease of use MORE than makes up for the extra charge....

Just my $.02 worth.:D


Dan
 

GreenMonster

LawnSite Silver Member
Location
NH
Originally posted by D Felix
I've used a Terra-mite once. I won't ever again. Matter of fact, I probably won't ever use a backhoe if I can help it...

Mini-excavators are the only way to go, IMHO. With a Bobcat 331, I can out-dig anyone on the biggest Terra-mite made... Give me a 337, and I can dig circles around it. And rental cost really isn't that much more, the ease of use MORE than makes up for the extra charge....

Just my $.02 worth.:D


Dan
Dan,

You took the words right out of my mouth.

Only advantage of the backhoe is the bucket for moving the excavated soil.

The zero tail swing and offset boom of a Bobcat (or other) mini would have been great for that site.

obtw, nice patio!
 

xcopterdoc

LawnSite Senior Member
Location
Parkton NC
Was the equipment junk or was it just the wrong tool for the job? I worked for a rental outfit and have been to the TerraMite factory school. Pretty dependable machines. And the bigger models come with a diesel. We have a guy in my area that digs graves with one and has used it since 98, he has a 36" bucket on it and uses it day in and day out. Still there and still running!
 
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