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excavator blades

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by shadow, May 29, 2011.

  1. ctkiteboarding

    ctkiteboarding Senior Member

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    so 300k for a 75000 lbs class machine? a 328 is that heavy?
     
  2. shadow

    shadow Well-Known Member

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    it is colser in the weight of a 330
     
  3. DGODGR

    DGODGR Senior Member

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    Sorry. I misunderstood. I thought you meant 321 (+/-320 size short tail). The 328 is obviously bigger.
     
  4. danregan

    danregan Well-Known Member

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    DAMN! now when my 315 bounces or is the least bit unstable all I can think about is this thread.
     
  5. ctkiteboarding

    ctkiteboarding Senior Member

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    theirs something to be said about a smaller shovel having a blade , they really do help stabilize the machine, and allow for a quick leveling of the staging area to start with , pretty much a must have for a 15t machine. lol i was thinking about this tread yesterday and just put my blade down and smiled
     
  6. dirty4fun

    dirty4fun Senior Member

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    A blade can be a real asset to me. Leveling the machine, extra lifting stability, and be able to backfill faster and smooth the area up are all a plus to me.