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Discussion in 'Excavators' started by ncbschzzt, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. ncbschzzt

    ncbschzzt Well-Known Member

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    Every time I see this machine I cant help but chuckle.
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  3. AtlasRob

    AtlasRob Senior Member

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    Tell me thats been photo chopped
     
  4. RoadDoc

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    That is not an uncommon setup for large diameter pipe projects/ drainage projects. Especially in the western states.
     
  5. N.CarolinaDozer

    N.CarolinaDozer Senior Member

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    I saw one of those digging a drainage canal out in Florida about three years ago.
     
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    catd8t Well-Known Member

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    why why why some one please tell
     
  7. dayexco

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    what roaddoc said...makes perfect sense, large diameter pipe, compaction wheel or plate on excavator, no need for men down in an uncaged/unprotected excavation to compact along pipe sides. looks slicker'n snot on a door knob although i wouldn't have a use for it, don't get into pipe that big
     
  8. ncbschzzt

    ncbschzzt Well-Known Member

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    They are not using it for large diameter pipe, they are using it for stepping the trench. They use a large excavator to dig the trench then being this guy in to do the trench steps. Dont ask me I guess they get better production out of their large machine that way.
     
  9. AtlasRob

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    Well, :jawdrop, I understand what it can be used for but :beatsme I'd have lost a lot of money betting it was a photocrop job :eek: :drinkup
     
  10. dayexco

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    that's a packwheel on that excavator...not a bucket
     
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    Now you say that, I have to agree, I couldnt work the shiney bits sticking up. I never thought of a packer. :thumbsup

    Thanks for that link, to be honest I kept checking the date as I was sure this was a wind up ( April 1st maybe ) :drinkup
     
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    I need one of those

    Need a wide UC, on a lighter machine, like a 311 cat for ditching with a V bucket on the farm. Where would a guy find one?
     
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    .. Something about a third post, but serious about finding an excavator with wide UC.
     
  15. RoadDoc

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    Check with a company called John D. Stephens in Atlanta. They have extensive experience with this type of equipment. Sorry I don't have their number for you. They used to be in large diameter pipe. Heard they were getting out of contracting and going into strictly equipment sales. Their shop is off of SR316 in Gwinnett Co.
     
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    Thats a pretty sweet setup. Would be a pain in the neck to fit on a lowboy tho! haha:beatsme:drinkup
     
  18. btbw92091

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    cool looking machine
     
  19. D5G

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    Nice machine, would love to know what a machine like this setup costs.
     
  20. redline

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    watch that first step when getting off, it's a ripper!!! lol