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Non traditional excavator uses....

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by millercross3, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. millercross3

    millercross3 Well-Known Member

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    That really raises the pucker factor. Definately probably takes the cake.
     
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    I built a work platform around the ditching bucket & I used it to lift materials & me for a roofing project on my house. Of course it works better when I have a separate operator...sometimes my son or my wife. I really need a remote control, hmmm....

    Platform 001.jpg Platform 002.JPG Platform 003.JPG Platform 004.JPG
     
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    That looks awesome! I have one for my jd2320
     
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    Looks handy, but I would have cylinder lock valves in case a hose blows while your up there.
     
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    Looks real nice like....the wood part perhaps scetchy...I'd feel a whole lot safer with steel, plus once you got your harness on and tethered to the rail and if you should happen to slip and fall you wouldn't have to worry about the 2x4 or 6 thumpin' you on the head after you hit the ground:tong
     
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    You also have the highest mobile bar b que deck in the neighborhood:drinkup
     
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    If a person could mount one of those electric or gas powered hydraulic scissor style man lifts....HO----LAY could you get some crazy reach:eek: OSHA/EMSHA approved of course
     
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    Back in the days I used our wheeled excavator to unload wrapped square bales of haylage of a trailer. Loaded them in the field with a JCB 530B tele handler with a hydraulic clamp. When the trailer was full I would unhook the clamp and leave it on the last bale on top. Made an adaptor for the excavator so that I could pick up the clamp and unload the bales at home.

    We used to use the excavator to repair our roof on our house too, tied a triple ladder with a couple of ropes to the bucket. I would usually sit on the bucket and my father would then maneuver the excavator to the spot were the wind had blown off some of the tiles. Laid the ladder flat on the roof and I could walk up with some new ones.

    Also when we build our new barn, we transformed our jib to a plate mover:
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