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906h2

Discussion in 'Compact Wheel Loaders' started by john1066, Jan 11, 2015.

  1. john1066

    john1066 Well-Known Member

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    No one has brought these up we just got our second one and they are great for road work and tight sites image.jpg
     
  2. 2004F550

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    Love our L30B, very handy, we have a 10' power angle plow for it as well, awesome unit overall. Seems as though the class is catching on in the last 5 years here in the Northeast. These machines have been a staple in Europe for a long time.
     
  3. john1066

    john1066 Well-Known Member

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    We got the first one to work in a parking garage. And since then it has done two drainage jobs the nice part is you can shut down a lane and still keep traffic moving. It will carry a 8' sump catch basin no problem. Pretty strong for their size. We also have a side dump bucket for them.
     
  4. 2004F550

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    Did you try other brands? We actually took this machine from another contractor and just continued the payment book so it was too good of a deal to pass on. I know you guys are mostly Cat like us, this is our only Volvo, our Cat salesman keeps asking us to demo a 906, they look very capable. Before were replace this machine though we need to update our 936.
     
  5. john1066

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    We went with the 906 because of the height at 8'6 to work in the parking garage we were on. We brought about 1000 yds of gravel in with it in 2 days which was pretty good and sold us on it
     
  6. Desertwheeler

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    I just ran a 908h2 which is the first mini loader I've been in and I thought it was really cool with the double articulation.
     
  7. Paul Six

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    We use CAT 906H and Volvo L35B both are troublefree , great machines
     
  8. 512high

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    I agree with all, we use our john Deere 244j for snow removal only, these compacts are great and nimble, we had a small cab/Kubota and with last years winter...it got lost in the snow! Our 2011 JD 244J has a 1.5 yd bucket, travel speed close to 20mph standard. We wanted a cat 906H, but we had trouble locally finding them with the high speed travel option which I think is 21.5mph..regardless we are happy...just need some good snow~
     
  9. DirtVanDigger

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    The John Deere 204/304 and 244 are very reliable and priced competitively....

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  10. showmestateride

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    what s the pricing on the 244? priced competitively?
     
  11. Paystar

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    Does the Cat and that new Kubota R630 have anything in common as far as build? They sure look similar.

    I know Cat borrows some of Kubota's engines for their skid steers, so just wondering if they share anything with these loaders?
     
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  12. john1066

    john1066 Well-Known Member

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    Here it is with a side dump bucket
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