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Outdoor power equipment discussions. Questions on commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders, trucks and trailers?
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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.
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that is in fact one of the most ridiculous things I have ever seen. The hydraulics would tear it apart.
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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.
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