Used Mini-x: Which one to Avoid

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by allinearth, Feb 13, 2013.

  1. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    Been looking for a used Mini X. I don't want to start a brand wars thread. Just wanted to know if anyone has any experience with a brand or model that has known issues. Like weak turntable etc. I am looking for a machine around 5 ton and will be using it for setting boulders, grading, and installing trees mainly.
  2. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,724

    If you do a search or flip through the last few pages there has been quite a few of these discussions lately.

    Best of luck,
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  3. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    I really do not think any of the brands are terrible and most will last a long time if taken care of.
  4. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
    Messages: 221

    I owned a since 1987, I have had 2 Mini's.....first one, bought brand new, a Komatsu pc20 with cab and heat....put over 10,000 hours on it, never had one issue other than wearing out tracks from using it too much.
    2003, bought a new Kobelco 35sr, no cab or heat not using it as much as the Komatsu, but no issues with this one either. A buddy of mine runs 2 or 3 Kubota minis....they have been good to him as well.
  5. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    I did a limited look before I posted. I went back and found a couple threads that helped. Thanks. Anyone have any input on Gehl mini x's?
  6. Nelson M Martin

    Nelson M Martin LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 211

    I have run the 353 also 503 and the 603.....they all run great with good strength.
    I havnt run a Kubota for a long time but would say from memory that the gehls run similar or better in the strength area

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