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New D Series JD Skid Loaders

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by cretebaby, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Check them out. :bluebounc

    D series.jpg

    JD326D.jpg

    JD326D.jpg

    D series.jpg
     
  2. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Looks pretty good. Where did you find the second pic, do they have info on their site?
     
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Lawnsite :p

    No
     
  4. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Wow the second pic looks like the Volvo skidder.
     
  5. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    The door hinged on the side is a lot better.
     
  6. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Why do you like the door hinged on the side?
     
  7. musclecarboy

    musclecarboy 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,303

    I've used CET's machine before and the door is BRUTAL! The way it hinges on the sliding arms makes it hard to open and close. Only thing with the side hinge is you're trapped unless the boom is on the ground
     
  8. RichG53

    RichG53 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,135

    You can also break the door off if left open .... They should put a cut off switch into the door frame to prevent that !!!! Prevents HYD from engaging......
     
  9. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    New Holland and Bobcat have that, and I'm sure that all new machines do.
     
  10. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Couple more pics Eh.

    JD326D@.jpg

    Picture%20004.JPG
     
  11. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Yeah, our Deeres are hard to close the doors too. Anyone know a way to make them easier to open and close?
     
  12. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Fluid Film
     
  13. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Where should I put it on? Do you think its safe to spray down the whole machine to protect it from rust?
     
  14. Grass Master

    Grass Master Banned
    Messages: 157

    cretebaby, you seem to be into john deere skidders. how would you say they compair to bobcat? are they comperable, or is it simply a preferance thing?
     
  15. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Up your......jk

    On the door tracks and rollers.
     
  16. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Bobcat makes a good machine but I think Deere is really raising the bar with the D series
     
  17. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    What do you know about the D series?
     
  18. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,202

    I have to say I don't have any problem opening or closing the door. I have learned when sitting in the seat to push the handle as I turn it to take the preasure off the latch and from outside I pull the handle. I would like to have the extra couple of inches at the top that the door takes up.
    I sure don't need any more saftey features on the machine. You blink the wrong way and the damn parking brake goes on. There is a door sensor but the door has to be all the way up to stop the machine.

    I spray FF in the track. Seems to work quite well.
     
  19. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Larger cab fully pressurized
    New rounded bubble door
    New interior layout
    Auto idle
    Cooling upgraded tremendiously (ready to run mulch head, probably best cooling package on any non-dedicated mulch machine, totally different than anything else on the market)
    Optional reverse fan
    Hydraulic fan (runs as needed)
    improved lighting
    New 89hp track machine
    Lap bar instead of seat belt
    4 sizes of CTL.

    That is just a start.
     
  20. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

    Where do you get all this info, let me guess... lawnsite?