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Thinking about a new skidsteer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Eastern Construction Inc., Feb 17, 2011.

  1. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    The lights are on, but no one is home.
  2. DirtMerchant

    DirtMerchant LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    we do it to ourselves.
  3. Eastern Construction Inc.

    Eastern Construction Inc. LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Jrmikka care to share some of that info the mechanic gave you.I noticed one of our local rental yards had a Tak in there yard today. I might call and get a weeks rental rate to use it on the yard grading of a house im in the middle of building.Just to see what its like.I kinda like the look of the wider track on the cat and the asv but im not buying for looks i will take any advice i can get (well some of it) thanks .
  4. jrmikka

    jrmikka LawnSite Member
    Messages: 76

    well this info is priceless... this guy worked for a skid steer co for over ten years i have saw him go through the ranks to become the head mech there so he knows his sh#t I bought several of their machines never a track he told me that there is no comparison between the tak and all the others...if you get their sheet compare it with any other he also said (now it sounded like greek to me) but something about the #/sq in and also how the force is x y and z compared to other and how a ? rear gear is like a dozer...he also said the undercarriage are sick...im going to take a look at one on friday...the looks arent there but who cares...also he said avg repair for the undercarriage on the others
    3-4 grand
  5. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    That's a good plan, you can try the machine without any pressure and try it in different situations.

    I've been told you can get a wider track(16") and it fits on the 130 size instead of the 12" track. I would love to see/try that out, I think it would help big time for floatation.
  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    It's a custom order, but there is lots of room for a wider track, but the TL130 is only 62" wide, you would be surprised how tight of an opening you can squeeze through.
  7. arbor pro

    arbor pro LawnSite Senior Member
    from SD
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