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Demolition, clearing and grading

Discussion in 'Showtime!' started by Landclearer, May 18, 2014.

  1. Shimmy1

    Shimmy1 Senior Member

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    Hi there JNB. I have the settings maxed out, still a good 30% slower than the Cat. If you're operating the loader or tilt separate, it's not too bad. Soon as you try and rollback and drop loader at same time, everything slows to a crawl. My biggest complaint after the hyd. is how cheap it feels in the cab. Noisy, seat is garbage, radio sucks, don't care for the aux control button, this is a new machine!! I'll get off my soapbox now. Maybe I'm just too fussy. But if we're going to spend $70,000 on a skid it had better be worth it.
     
  2. Landclearer

    Landclearer Senior Member

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    There is nothing that I can say bad about the Kubota. I have never tried a Case but have heard others say bad things. Keep me posted on how you like the Kubota.

    JNB I think you will be very happy when you trade.
     
  3. nedly05

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    Sweet new truck, I'm jealous!!!

    Some daay down the road I'd like to trade my cat MTL for a kubota SVL 75. I'm glad to hear they're getting good reviews!
     
  4. Landclearer

    Landclearer Senior Member

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    Thanks Nedly. It came from Maine so it was pretty close to you.

    I have not had a chance to run the SVL 75 yet but I do see a good number of them around here.
     
  5. CM1995

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    Congrats on the new truck! I'm glad you got the insurance worked out quickly, I've been there and it can be a PIA.

    Hope the new truck serves you well!
     
  6. nedly05

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    When you said Whited, I figured it came from Maine.
     
  7. Landclearer

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    Thanks CM. I think it is going to be a good truck. Hope to get more pics of it. We are getting a headache rack built and light bar for it so it should have all the goodies on it in a few weeks.
     
  8. Landclearer

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    Crazy to think we had to go that far away to find a truck speced the way we wanted but it was a real good experience dealing with them.
     
  9. Fastdirt

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    Now that Pete is serious. Very classy. I know you will keep it clean and proud.
     
  10. Landclearer

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    Thanks Fastdirt. We like it and still has to get the gingerbread put on:D
     
  11. Landclearer

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    A few pics from this week. We are demoing a swimming pool, filling it in and then going to dig it back out. A couple pics of the new truck and a few pics of the clearing job.

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  12. Landclearer

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    Where does the timber and pulpwood go?


    STUMP KNOCKER
     
  14. nedly05

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    I love looking at your pics man!! That new truck makes me drool, looks sexy hitched up to the log wagon!
     
  15. Landclearer

    Landclearer Senior Member

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    The pine pulp goes to the Kapstone mill in Summerville.
     
  16. Landclearer

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    Thanks Nedly. My brother likes it better than his old truck. I like the way it looks to!
     
  17. Sawdus22

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    Beautiful truck LC! I agree it has a way better look than the old one. I got a question, have you thought about doing youtube videos of you operating and videos about what goes on your typical day? I think it would be great to see a couple videos a week from you! Keep up the great work buddy.
     
  18. Landclearer

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    Thanks Sawdus. I am looking forward to the new headache rack and lights, should finish it off nice. I have thought about doing videos and actually have a gopro but it is a ton of work to get the videos off the camera. Thanks for the compliments.
     
  19. CM1995

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    Really liking the grey/silver color. That's a sharp looking truck!
     
  20. Landclearer

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    Thanks CM, I think it needs black fenders!