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Smallest grader that still does decent work

Discussion in 'Motor Graders' started by rondig, May 17, 2019.

  1. rondig

    rondig Senior Member

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    What model would you guys recommend ? I need it to be smaller...basically i need it to fit on a 24ft tilt deck trailer under 25000 lbs. I need it to fit in tight areas...articulate and sharp turning for narrow and tight turn roads. I need to maintain existing gravel roads and sometimes restore crown. Thanks guys...we just sold our 720a ...it was too big
     
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  4. DMiller

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    That appears Compact loader sized, surprised not single rear axle. Someone should start marketing a New design Speed Patrol type machine. Small maneuverable, easy to locate repair parts and durable.
     
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  5. rondig

    rondig Senior Member

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    I am going to see a 2017 leeboy on tuesday....570 deere is a little long and board is a bit too wide..
     
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    If you are looking at a used Leeboy make sure and check out the welding on the frame. They used to skip weld everything and cracks would appear at the starts and stops of the welds.
     
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  7. cuttin edge

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    Calder Bros have their Mauldin. Ten foot moldboard, rear mount ripper, front bucket, four wheel drive. We had a Puckett Bros for years, then an Alitec, now 2 Mauldin. We use them for driveways,, parking lots and narrow streets
     
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  8. rondig

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    Thanks for the info....the leeboy im looking is a 2017 brand new left over stock...still has full warranty ....wonder why it did not sell...mind u economy is quite bad in alberta right now
     
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  9. cuttin edge

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    I think Leeboy and the compact Champion are the same now. We have a Leeboy asphalt spreader. It's ok but no one loves it especially the mechanics.
     
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    Keep in mind that the Leeboy articulates in front of the cab not behind
     
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  11. rondig

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    Oh did not know that...thanks...will have to try that out....
     
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    So would that be the G80/86? Or something smaller? I remember Abernathy posting that they had sold a model to Leeboy with the understanding they’d manufacture it for them, then got cut out of the deal. Olds Concrete had a 80(? I think). I seen it on the street. Wasn’t able to talk to anybody on how they liked it.
     
  13. rondig

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    The one i am going to see is a 700 model
     
  14. cuttin edge

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    Not sure, but it still looks similar in design.
     
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    I thought about a Royal 80 for doing home owners associations here. Handy looking but considering I have ever seen only one... I thought support may be difficult. Couple of vids on YouTube.
     
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  16. Mother Deuce

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    Heres one...
     
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    Sounds like Perkapillar or Kubota power. Looks like quite handy.
     
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    Kinda looks like it was based on a Cat 910
     
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    This is the derivative of the original AC65 grader. Plenty for sale at machinerytrader.com.
    If they kept all the DNA intact, the current model will be equipped with the infamous "Roll-Away Moldboard". Big plus on a small grader.

    https://www.noram65.com/
     
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  20. Mother Deuce

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    Sort of looks like Gehl or Ingersoll.
     
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