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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by travis strecker, May 19, 2004.

  1. travis strecker

    travis strecker LawnSite Member
    Messages: 97

    which one of these would be best for all this planting trees hauling mulch unloading grass and grading yards and prep work i am thinking about a backhoe or a skidsteer the backhoe is a 310sg and the skid steer is a bobcat s300
     
  2. John Gamba

    John Gamba LawnSite Fanatic
    from ct
    Messages: 10,812

    I think the back hoe digs up the turf less?? Am i correct??
    John
     
  3. paponte

    paponte LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,366

    $40K is an aweful lot to spend on a machine if your not going to be using it daily. A skidsteer would be better though. :eek:
     
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    skidsteer gets my vote

    Backhoe will tear up the area big time.
     
  5. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,177

    A tractor is better for finish grading, does less damage to lawn, skid steer is better at rough grading, can tear up a lawn when turning. I have a small Kubota tractor. I used it as a power wheel barrow more than anything. It cut my mulch job time in half. I just scoop, go across the yard, dump and go back. You couldn't do that with a skid loader.
     

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