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Building a custom excavator

Discussion in 'Compact Excavators' started by Coastal, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Coastal

    Coastal Senior Member

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    These are 10' 5-6" posts, the first 2' takes about 20-30 seconds, but that last foot can take a while longer depending on how many rocks are down there.
     
  2. Coastal

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    You know it...we're already plotting designs for something like that. ;)
     
  3. barnbuilder

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    Alot faster than an auger and packing bar! How about without a point on the post? Haven't found a supplier for posts with a point. I need an easier way, getting old and tired.
    Saw a YouTube where a guy built one with a concrete breaker. Breaker was mounted on a I beam with hydraulic cylinder to push breaker. Would just need auto plumb function.
     
  4. hvy 1ton

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    Looking good as always, Coastal. I know you like to tinker with stuff, so i'll just leave this here.

     
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  5. Coastal

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    This is going to be a big fence!

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    barnbuilder Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful scenery! How many feet? What kind of wire? I presume you purchase posts already pointed?
     
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    Rob, have you thought about a two-way bucket for non-forestry uses, such as pictured in the following?

    http://www.digrock.com/2way.htm

    A childhood friend is the inventor. They are easy to build (just one bend). The only use-restriction is that pounding with them will warp them.

    Neill
     
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  8. Coastal

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    Hmmm that's interesting, never seen one! It would actually work great on this machine as it's got a lot of pushing power with the stick cylinder configuration.
     
  9. Coastal

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    I'm not sure on the feet yet, but it will be 2000 acres roughly, electric wire and pointy posts!
     
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    hiluxman Well-Known Member

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    I see a few pages back you posted it with a another big brother what is it based on if you made it yourself
     
  11. Coastal

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    That was a Komatsu pc128uu machine
     
  12. hiluxman

    hiluxman Well-Known Member

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    Do you still have it
     
  13. Coastal

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    No it wasn't mine, just built in the same shop.
     
  14. Coastal

    Coastal Senior Member

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    I took a dangle grapple from another machine and made it a power grapple .. I love it!

     
  15. Labparamour

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    What a slick setup you’ve built!
    Great build!

    Darryl
     
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  16. Coastal

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    Added the forwarding trailer today!

     
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  17. Batkom

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    Nice setup!
     
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  18. 8V149 Detroit

    8V149 Detroit Active Member

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    This is really cool, talk about a jack of all trades
     
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  19. Natman

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    Awesome, how tidy you are stacking those logs!
     
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  20. colson04

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    What a neat setup.

    Great thread, prerty awesome machine you've created
     
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