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skidsteer mounted mill

Discussion in 'Mills' started by fireman050, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. fireman050

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    here are a few pics i took when crews came to install speed bumps on our street
     

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    last few pics and the last pic i thought was funny
     

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    Thanks for the pictures. I noticed the front wheels aren't on the ground while cutting...
     
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    Thanks for the pics,the co. I am with just received a 2ft attachment on a track cat skid steer.
    2 more posts to go ;)
     
  5. Steve G.

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    Nice pics!
     
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    We do the same thing, it's the only way to get more down pressure on the head so you get a consistent depth of cut. We do this even with our Mustang 2109's which are a lot larger and heavier machine.
     
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    Good point....I was unaware you needed down pressure at all. Thinking that it would be harder to steer with the front lifted up.

    I've never had the chance to run a little one like that. Might one day...who knows....
     
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    They're not bad for a butt joint or clean up so long as you have an enclosed cabin, but without a enclosed cabin you'll get black lung in a hurry. You'd really get a kick out of a road hog from Zanetis, We actually demo'ed a road hog which has all of the function of a skid steer mill head (unlike the asphalt zipper (side shift, depth control, & 5 degree tilt)) but with a 75 hp john deere engine on top. The extra 5000 lbs of down force makes for a very nice cut however the total weight of the machine kept splitting the side walls of the tires on the backhoe. We got about 30 to 40 fpm out of it which impressed the heck out of me for a 3 to 4" deep cut 40" wide.
     
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    That Zanetis thing sounds like a decent piece of work, never seen a pic but I can imagine anything that heavy would have good and bad points.

    I've seen plenty of the types pictured above run before by operators that knew what they were doing, they always seemed to have the front wheels on the ground. Down pressure slowed them down they said. (Mostly butt joint cuttin)

    Years back in NYC I ran a Bartmill 150 into high density concrete, that was a constant learning experience because the unit had the power to cut but the machine wasn't heavy enough. Anything past inch an three quarter it would start crabbing sideways, (rubber tire) and vibrate like a B*t*h. What wound up happening was a bevel cut on both sides of the trench to desired depth (3 inches or so, can't remember) then a pass down the middle. Major Degan Expressway (I-81) by Yankee stadium has some HARD concrete poured!

    Over the years machines have improved alot but the challenge of the job is still there regardless of how good a machine and operator is in place.

    Good to have your input here!
     
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    Cat 262C, High Flow XPS, 2 speed, AMICS Control, PC205 Cold Planer.
    The highest hydraulic horsepower in the industry, means more production.
    My customers love them!!!
     
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    No different than trying to set a half lane mill in the ground with it only weighing 10,000 lbs, ain't gonna happen without it hopping all over the place or taking off backwards on you. You've gotta have the weight/down pressure on any type of mill. I would laugh at anyone who said down pressure on a trimmer slowed them down...I would also not want them trimming on my job because it will take them longer and probably end up looking like ass.
     
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    That makes sense, The person that told me about being slowed down was running a CAT265 (I think) but it wasn't a high flow model. The mill head kepts cutting out and he would have to back off the pile to restart it frequently....

    Incidently, that was with those people I worked with in Alabama, I can't believe they are still in business running equipment like that. It was taking 20 minutes to cut a two lane butt joint. (12 ft lanes)
     
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    Well we just got a new 24" bradco attachment and I have to say I'm very impressed compared to old 18" altec attachment. The bradco doesn't bounce around and you can shove it along quite a bit faster. I'd have to say I recommend it, but ask me again in 5 years to be sure :rolleyes: .
     
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    Man, that is a sweet combination! :cool:
    You guys run any PC210's?
     
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    just make one more post, then log out of the site and back in and you will be able to post, there is a 3 post probationary period. you have 2 post right now, so one more post and relogin to the site and you should be set.
     
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    i run a bradco 30" cold planner. it is on its third year and have had no problems with break downs. the only problem i have had was desigin problems which i had to fix on my own. you would not belive how much better a cold planner works when you run it on a tracked skidloader. the traked loader can apply more down pressure then a wheeled machine
     
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    I'm running a SIMEX PL 1000 profilier , 1000mm x 250mm deep cut , on a TAKEUCHI TL250 CTL , set up for stabilizing or profiling .
    I also have a SIMEX PL 600 profilier , 600mm x 170mm deep cut , a 2000mm open mouth bucket broom , a 2000mm 4in1 bucket broom , a 2400mm angle broom , a SIMEX asphalt float and a Schibeci line remover .
    Nice little outfit for doing council contracting works .