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Double Unicorn Anyone? JD 743 Harvesters

Discussion in 'Forestry Equipment' started by Chopper95, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Chopper95

    Chopper95 Well-Known Member

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    Didn’t get a good look, was just driving through the yard and snapped a few pictures.

    Immediately knew what they were. Not in bad shape, could probably scrape one together between the two?

    Super cool to see in person.
     

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  2. Plebeian

    Plebeian Senior Member

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    What they look like with air in 4 tires.
     
  3. funwithfuel

    funwithfuel Senior Member

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    Thanks for the link plebian. I've never seen one, let alone, in action. That's pretty dang cool. An articulated rubber tires excavator, of sorts.
    Chopper95, you gonna resurrect one from 2 . That's awesome. Are they typically a forestry thing or dirt mover? What was their primary purpose.
     
  4. John C.

    John C. Senior Member

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    Thanks for the video. Looks like a repurposed skidder and that they did a good job of it. I haven't seen a clipper at work in a lot of years.
     
  5. Wytruckwrench

    Wytruckwrench Well-Known Member

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    I have spent some time on one of those in Colorado and Wyoming. Always wanted to make a firewood processor out of one.