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hey everybody,

just thought I would share this with you:

http://www.bobcat.com/loaders/minitrack

was able to test one out today and if I ever go big I want one! Check out all the attachments!
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hey everybody,

just thought I would share this with you:

http://www.bobcat.com/loaders/minitrack

was able to test one out today and if I ever go big I want one! Check out all the attachments!
For new construction they are ok, if you are on current turf they tear the turf like you would not believe if you have to turn. We had one on a site for a week, not one staff member liked it and a CUT will do everything they will and a lot more.
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that is a good point. We were just using it to build a deck in the woods so there was no turf. I believe there is a one you can get with wheels instead of the tracks....
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I thought the tracks were supposed to be easier on the turf then the tires. It distributes the weight more evenly and the tires dont dig in.
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that is a good point. We were just using it to build a deck in the woods so there was no turf. I believe there is a one you can get with wheels instead of the tracks....
There is, I have used that one also, no traction at all.....just try them both as it's a good size investment. I am lucky in that I do commercial demo's for Deere and they have similar units.
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I thought the tracks were supposed to be easier on the turf then the tires. It distributes the weight more evenly and the tires dont dig in.
Impossible to turn them without major damage, I get around it with excavators as I turn with the bucket so that only the back of the tracks touch the ground.
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What is the advantage of that unit vs a tractor with a bucket?
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What is the advantage of that unit vs a tractor with a bucket?
Depends on the tractor, having hundreds of hours operating both, in short none
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I think its safe to say they are both great machines, they both save our backs tremendously.

The skid steers i feel are a little more compact, than even the Cut that Deere makes. For max weight capacity : size

When you have to lift something with a tractor its almost 100% of the time a front end loader! (keep in mind with a backhoe or other type of attachment on the back of the tractor you can lift a lot more) But your machine just grew!

When you lift something with a skid steer its almost 100% of the time a rear mounted front end loader. (I know i have seen most of the newer ones are improving on lift capacity tremendously over the models of 15 years ago)

Giving it a little more pickup for the size of the machine the skid is what it is, a raw machine for when you dont have to worry about tearing anything up.

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At what point would it be worthwhile for a business to purchase one of these? How often would it have to be used to justify it's purchase cost?
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