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Recent content by special tool

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    Looking to ship a 225 from Ct to upstate Ny

    Give me a call if you are interested. Thanks. 203-994-8948 -Jim
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    Caterpillar 225 EXCELLENT condition export available

    This is about the nicest 225 51U you will find. Link to ebay auction with pictures and VIDEOS: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220596272802&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT I will be happy to ship it wherever you need it. I speak Spanish, Russian and a little...
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    Muddy Komatsu dumper

    Now THAT'S a nice machine!!:D
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    John Deere tractor umbrella kit - new.

    This is a new JD umbrella kit complete - fits all. Yellow. $150 Thanks - Jim E-mail: artisticmason@comcast.net if interested.
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    Muddy Komatsu dumper

    Hey, don't get me wrong - I have a site truck that I use with my excavators and I have loaders that I'll use to move material maybe up to 100-150 feet or so. But these things cost BIG money and Komatsu parts are just a little more expensive than platinum. The ground disturbance point is really...
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    Muddy Komatsu dumper

    I highly disagree about cost per yard with a comparably priced machine. AGAIN - you need another machine to load the truck and another machine at the dump site to pile it. Now let's talk about TWO additional operator paychecks.;) By the way - tipping load of a 953 is around 19,000 pounds -...
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    Muddy Komatsu dumper

    Well - I hear you. But let's keep in mind when you compare to a track loader... You need another machine and operator to load the "truck", then you need another machine and operator to stockpile at the other end (unless you have 10 acres to string out 50 loads;) - these are taskes easily...
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    Muddy Komatsu dumper

    Aaaaaah - I still don't get those stupid things, anyway. Those things cost BIG, BIG money - you know what the capacity of that toy is? 13,000 pounds, that's right - 4 yards of mud a clip, that's it. But wait - oh it can spin around and do a fancy dance - TOY! Rather have an LGP loader...
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    My latest clearing job

    So the customer wants the stumps to remain in the ground?
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    Flying dozers

    Beautiful pictures! You must be familiar with this machine to quote the lift capacity at altitude - cool. Also - mixed memories of seeing "SSSR" and "airofloat" (Roman) on that machine, I guess they hired the Soviet airline for this move? Were you there?
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    New Orleans Levee rebuilds

    Did they actually say they were looking for SQUARE yards?
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    Very close shave!

    Hey, I'm not making fun of union/non-union....I'm making fun of safety officers!:D
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    Figure out what happened in this video?

    The guy lowers the camera half way through, and I can't figure out what happened after they upright the truck. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=845_1264671115
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    Tough looking CAT 320clu

    I can't figure out how you got those tracks in that position??
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    First machine purchase for small business?

    Much as I hate those things, if you're doing utilities and only having one machine, should be a backhoe.