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new mini hoe since i have not had much snow

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Mike S, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    got a new mini hoe. Not buying any snow equipment because we have not had many pushable events so i will buy excavating equipment.

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  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,097

    I'm jealous bro, thats a beautiful machine. next on my purchase list for sure
     
  3. Rat_Power_78

    Rat_Power_78 Senior Member
    Messages: 176

    No thumb? Looks nice.
     
  4. scott3430

    scott3430 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,005

    Nice machine! So how mant snow events have you had so far this season?
     
  5. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    Nice looking machine. I have never ran a mini excavator but, I have ran a 140 Kobelco and Daewoo quite a bit and I run a 580 Case backhoe a lot at work. I bet a mini would be pretty handy.
     
  6. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Thanks!!!!! This the first machine Ive ever had that had almost every option, very excited about hydro quick coupler on it. Thanks again!
     
  7. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Not yet...... My sales man is working on it. He thinks the 12 inch bucket will not work with it though so that could be a deal breaker on the thumb and it would be a pain in the but for the hydro breaker.
     
  8. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    nice looking mini x good luck with it is that 0 tail swing
     
  9. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    11 events. 1 event was a push and 2 others shouldnt have been a push but i will take them.
     
  10. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    I wouldn't want a machine with out a thumb. The backhoe at work has a clam shell bucket on the back and and I don't like it as much as a thumb.
     
  11. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    yes it is zero tail swing! It should be nice ive never had a machine without tail swing before. It also has fast track so it goes crazy fast in 2nd speed i think almost 5mph:eek:
     
  12. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,361

    You will love the zero tail swing. It's really nice when working around trees.
     
  13. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,799

    nice machine good luck with it
     
  14. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    Nice machine !
     
  15. SNOWLORD

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Looks Good!
     
  16. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Ehh thumbs are only good for land clearing in my opinion. If you do a lot of trenching they get in the way more than anything else. It is a nice unit for sure. Curious as to why your dealer thinks you can't use a 1' bucket with a thumb though. I've never had a problem using anywhere from a 14" up to a 36" bucket with a thumb. It will be a pain if you ever need to use a hammer or a hoe pack.
     
  17. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    The pin for the thumb and the thumb are wider then the bucket....LOL! My sales man called me back and said 16 inch bucket would be as small as I can go with the thumb. I have a B850 hammer that gets used a lot and would like to get a hoe pack soon so im going to pass on the thumb. I had a thumb for the hoe that I just got rid of and I would only use it 3 times a year so not a priority right now if i need one i will get one but not right now.
     
  18. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Thanks guys!
     
  19. iamhere

    iamhere Senior Member
    from Tn
    Messages: 108

    If you are handy with a welder you could make a thumb that would work for you. The way I see it, all you need is some 1/2" plate steel, a hydro cylinder, some hoses and fittings and you'd be set. Just get a longer bucket pin and make that your pivot point. Just an idea. Nice mini ex, almost had to rent one this past summer but ended up with a toro dingo instead.
     
  20. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Add to that, if you really want to cheap out on the thumb you could make it a mechanical instead of hydraulic. just put two or three different pin points on it so you can adjust the thumb.