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Backhoe on a mini skid - how are they?

Discussion in 'Mini Skid Steers' started by special tool, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. special tool

    special tool New Member

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    I was wondering if anyone has a mini skid with a backhoe.
    I have a Bobcat 463 that I was thinking about getting the 406 backhoe for to do trenching and stuff where my bigger machines don't fit.
    Anyone any experience with these?
    Thanks
     
  2. capt_met

    capt_met New Member

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    the comment i heard about the mini skid backhoe attachment is they are much better than a shovel.
     
  3. CinOK

    CinOK New Member

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    As long as you have the work to support it then its a winner. Every operation has a different set of needs. Does it meet your needs if yes then go for it. My only concern is the digging depth on some of these smaller models along with break out force.
     
  4. crewchief888

    crewchief888 Active Member

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    my biggest complaint about having a backhoe attachment on a 463, would be getting in and out of the cab.
    larger operators have enough trouble getting in and out without the backhoe in the way....

    i think a better choice would be a small trencher attachment, or renting a small mini-x

    :drinkup
     
  5. BDFT

    BDFT New Member

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    This was my immediate thought. :D You can't swing around like a mini-ex, your outriggers limit where you can work, extra weight makes it easier to get stuck, much less mobile, but............they are much better than a shovel.
     
  6. Colorado Digger

    Colorado Digger New Member

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    i did that for years.. had the deere 911? on a deere 8875. for entry level i guess it was ok. my advice. buy a cheap mini for 10 k and call it good
     
  7. NCPIPELINE

    NCPIPELINE New Member

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    Agree 100 percent! Had the backhoe attachment for the MT55 used it a few times. Sold it back.
     

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