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Excavators I have operated over the years

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by Nick Drew, May 28, 2007.

  1. telescooper

    telescooper Well-Known Member

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    Hi 812 Harleys; I operate telescoping boom excavators, Gradalls. I would sooner run a tracked excavator, But have alot more seat time in the telescopers. Does anybody else operate gradall's out there?
     
  2. 812harleys

    812harleys Active Member

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    Thank you Mr. Deas, that really helped alot. Hi, telescooper. That one is called a 'Little Giant' and is very similar to the Grade-all. They said we used to have a Grade-all before I went to work there. I have only ran this one a couple of times a year but wouldn't want to run it everyday. That 8 way stick get some getting used to!! It's pretty sticky compared to the John Deere controls but once you get used to it, it will do a real good job with the bucket being able to rotate. Still don't like having to articulate the bucket with your feet though:confused: Does Grade-all make newer machines??
     
  3. telescooper

    telescooper Well-Known Member

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    Hi 812 Harleys.. Gradall still makes excavators, tracked and wheeled ones. The new ones are pretty snappy function wise. I operate an older G3WD, it has pilot controls. I have operated once or twice an old Koring bantum, It had the three levers, foot bucket controls, and foot swing controls. It was ok once you caught on to it.