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Bobcat T250 and an Auger .

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Omran, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    Today I went to drill few holes for a fence on my buddy's farm, so I took this pictures.
    I got this Auger two years ago and it paid for itself the first job plantting 30 spruces.

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  2. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    Sorry equipment need a clean up, maybe next week.
     
  3. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,245

    I like the cow in the background looking at the track loader like "what the F is this thing"?
     
  4. I HATE RUST

    I HATE RUST Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 127

    nice piece of equipment
     
  5. mrv8outboard

    mrv8outboard Senior Member
    Messages: 197

    Hoses look a little tight. They are great though aren't they.
     
  6. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    just you mentioned, I honestly thoght the same after I looked at the picture, I am going to check them next time i get out there. yeb they are great tools.
    thank you guys.
     
  7. sweetk30

    sweetk30 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    that would be 1 hot and nasty shower if the hoses poped. :realmad:
     
  8. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    I don't think that they are that tight though, but hell i need to check them any how, I did not fire up that auger since last summer :mechanic:
     
  9. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Our auger paid for itself on our first bollard installation job too.
     
  10. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    I also bought a trencher 5 years ago and I honestly think, that the right attachment makes you all kind of money, that is one of the many reasons I love skid steers.
    Next time I get the trencher out I will post some pictures
     
  11. KevinR

    KevinR Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Looks good! I am kinda curious.....do you charge an hourly rate for the machine PLUS a per hole charge? Thumbs Up
     
  12. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    Yes I do charge a minimum of 4 hours for any Job I go to, but if some one needs only few holes dug for a pole barn or what ever I just charge him the minimum houerly charge, that way customers stay happy.
    but if the customer has more than 20 holes to go, then I charge per hole, so it comes more at the end for me
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2011
  13. KevinR

    KevinR Junior Member
    Messages: 2

    Omran.....Thanks for the info.
     
  14. R.G.PEEL

    R.G.PEEL 2000 Club Member
    from Toronto
    Messages: 2,160

    Your hoses are too tight by that pic. No need to replace, just change the way they are held by the guides. It'll avoid ripping them out. That is a nice machine. 250 widetracks are beasts. The auger is $ for $ the best attachment going. Relatively cheap and constantly in demand. I'm contemplating the grader attachment. My dealer brought one in for me to demo last summer with my 650 and it was unbelievable. The control of the blade is amazing. The only problem is its 12 big ones and I'm not sure how to price structure it because it is so quick and precise that it would make hourly work go too quickly.
     
  15. PlatinumService

    PlatinumService Senior Member
    Messages: 559

    Looks warm there.
     
  16. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Cool pics....your tracks look loose?
     
  17. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    You'd be amazed how animals come to know sounds and looks of machinery. I've worked on and been to many farms that the cattle don't notice any of the pickups in and out of the driveway, hardly any of the tractors, etc. But the second you start the skid loader or the tractor that's on the feed mixer, you've got all of their attention.
     
  18. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    I've experienced that too. Not with a machine but with 5 gallon buckets. Whenever i do chores for my great uncle. Those pigs will stand on the ground and watch you walk all over the catwalk with a feed pail
     
  19. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    Bobcat dealer told me it was better to let the tracks a little loose like this, and he said that what they found out last year after they were telling us to keep them 3/4" snug.
     
  20. Omran

    Omran Senior Member
    from KY
    Messages: 265

    Here are my cows, they are so friendly, I am afried they are going to kill me be a mistake

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