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mini paver opinions ?

Discussion in 'Pavers' started by rockman, Dec 15, 2017.

  1. rockman

    rockman Well-Known Member

    Oct 10, 2009
    possibly looking at adding a small paver to my business ..
    looking for opinions on brands
    was looking at a ' leeboy 1000f ' possibly ?
    will the shorter undercarriage be an issue or anything i should be looking out for ?
  2. funwithfuel

    funwithfuel Senior Member

    Mar 7, 2017
    Will county Illinois
    That's still pretty big, what is your desired work. Driveways and alleys, or are you fixin to go after parking lots and residential streets? The scope of work you want to do should dictate the machine and screed you pick up. What works well for one might be difficult or near impossible to manage for the other. Be honest with yourself .
  3. cuttin edge

    cuttin edge Senior Member

    Nov 9, 2014
    Finish grader operator
    NB Canada
    After years of Cedar rapids, we have an 8510 LeeBoy. I'm not on the paving crew, but from what I have heard they have a lot of electronic issues. But it goes steady all season so it can't be that bad
  4. Bls repair

    Bls repair Senior Member

    Jan 21, 2017
    Equipment operator,mechanic
    S E Pa
    The problems I find are climbing over manholes ,boxes or out of the cut ,you need to build a ramp or else the machine tips back till you hit the balance point then comes crashing down. On soft ground doesn’t float like a long track machine. Good for small driveways .have had many 600-700 ton days