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  • Make your own excavator!

    Wouldn't this be the coolest project to work on? Building a mini excavator?



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    Do you think this would be a helpful tool?
    In short no, these little tractors are not designed for the stress a front end loader would put on the axle nor is the frame designed for a backhoe, they would not last very long unless you were working in very light stuff, maybe mulch but even top soil would kill this unit in a day.
    Andy
    Halifax, Nova Scotia

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    • #3
      that is in fact one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen. The hydraulics would tear it apart.

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      • #4
        The other thing is that unit is an accident looking for a place to happen, that bucket would hold probably 1/4 to 1/3 yard of product, there are no wheel spacers for stability and having a bucket that high, even empty is nuts.

        Having run tractors of all types most of my life, when I see folks doing this I have to shake my head, I have seen and read of so many people getting hurt/killed doing things a tractor was not designed to do or not following the safety notes, even on the tractors that I run which are designed for these attachments you can get hurt in a heartbeat.
        Andy
        Halifax, Nova Scotia

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