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Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by erics_bruisers, Aug 29, 2006.

  1. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    my next rental -- terex 873

    -- a terex 873, with a 3 yard bucket --

    -- i have to move fill from my pond dig an acre forward, around the house --

    --- eeexxxceellleennnt ---

    -- this stuff rules --

    :D

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  2. stanley

    stanley

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    can't wait for the "how do you get a terex 873 unstuck" thread
     
  3. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    i know --

    -- i somehow feel that coming --

    :|
     
  4. TJDIV

    TJDIV Back in The U.P.

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    you're definitely the giver.


    JK. Enjoy it.
     
  5. 2badfjs

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    hey eric, do you need a heavy equipment license to rent/operate one of those?

    can bring that over and dig up my niegbhors crappy back yard? :D
     
  6. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    up here you don't need a stitch of a license to drive it --

    -- just a seatbelt and a smile -- :D
     
  7. Landpimp

    Landpimp

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    I don't think there is a lic required for any of that stuff, I know when I ran equipment for a living.....they didn't even care if I have a driver lic :)

     
  8. White Shark

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    I'd get a backhoe with a decent sized hoe bucket. Those front end loaders are useless on anything but loose material. I you rent a large backhoe, you can dig in hard base with the hoe if needed (ask for a 24" or wider hoe bucket) and the front end loader will do the rest.

    The large front end loaders as shown in your picture are usually twice as expensive to rent as a backhoe and are limited to moving loose material and lots of it, over a considerable distance.

    I'd look into renting a CAT 446D or a similar sized machine. The 446D has a 1.5 yard loader bucket which is plenty large enough for most jobs. Besides, it's much easier to grade with a 4 in 1 combo bucket found on most backhoes than trying to do the same with a large front end loader.
     
  9. erics_bruisers

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    okay -- i will look at those, too -- i was just really happy with that large bucket, since the back-hoe's was only 1-1/4 yard --

    thanks!

    e
     
  10. dieseldog

    dieseldog She idles just fine . . .

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    Do I need to point out "Do Not Hit The House"?
     
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    i am always thinking about that --

    -- it all happens so quickly --

    :eek:
     
  12. LukeZero

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    But if you do hit the house, make sure to pose with a stupid grin on your face holding a beer. :flipoff:
     
  13. Cookiemonster

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    Eric what are you doing with it? Trying to grade something out or just move an insane amount of loose material?

    They will work for removing hard pan but it's some work and you need to make sure to turn off any "ride control" if offered so your bucket isn't floating around while trying to breakout material.

    Other than that enjoy. Personally I'd look for a CAT to rent but whatever.
     
  14. White Shark

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    Yeah, what he said. The "ride control" is also known as the "float" feature. The ultimate setup for your quagmire would be a track loader, but they are hard to come by at most rental yards. And yes, this is a CAT! :D

    Lots of flotation with good traction, and a deep toothy bucket to get the job done. It isn't nearly as smooth as a wheeled machine over distance, but it prevents soil compaction. This is much harder to get stuck too, you might be able to appreciate that..... ;)

    I'd look into the local CATERPILLAR rental yard. They would likely have one of the. United, Cressco, Hertz, etc are not likely to keep these kicking around.



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  15. 3_puppies

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    get some muck moved with one of these!

    try one of these, and it's not driving, it's operating!
     
  16. erics_bruisers

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    dayum white shark -- that's a combo of best worlds --

    -- i am basically moving a s***-load of fill from the back 3rd acre of the lot to the front 1st acre, for burm and grade --

    -- i will likely have to grade with a dozer, unless i get that bucket/dozer thing you posted --

    -- thanks for the advice --

    e
     
  17. White Shark

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    Tell the rental yard that you want to rent a "Track Loader". Like I said before, I'd look for the local CAT dealership and ask for one of these machines.


    Check out the CAT site for all machines available.
    http://www.cat.com/cda/layout?m=37840&x=7&location=drop

    CAT Track Loaders:
    http://cmms.cat.com/cmms/servlet/ca...06&langid=en&rgnid=NACD&view=cat&familyid=481


    If you want to go bigger, you can always go this route. Slow on the tracks, but able to get the job done fast when you add a dump truck..... :D

    The 5090B is designed to scoop and dump into a dump truck. Get a friend and these two machines and the job will be done in no time at all....

    CAT 5090B Front Loader


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