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Equipment Pictures - Its been awhile

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by merrimacmill, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Its been awhile since I've been to active posting pictures, so I thought I'd put some up that I've taken this year, with some new equipment as well.

    Obviously (with one being green) the backhoes are rented, I lease several of these during the winter, throw 12' pushers on them, and it works out well for half the price of a loader. Last year was CAT, this year is CASE.





  2. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Smells like a new car still....

    I traded in the 2010 New Holland L175 for another Kubota M7040. What a complete nightmare that New Holland was. It was mechanical issue, after issue. It was in the shop more than it was on a job. Now that I don't own it, and don't know who does now, I'm glad I can finally talk about it publicly.

  3. weckel5984

    weckel5984 Member
    Messages: 55

    impressive fleet of kubotas
  4. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 409

    Looks great , what problems did u have w/ the new holland ? How many hours did u put on it?
  5. StratfordPusher

    StratfordPusher Senior Member
    Messages: 960


    Nice fleet of equipment... goodluck this season....
  6. GMCHD plower

    GMCHD plower PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,831

    More pictures please... Everything looks great!
  7. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    are you doing driveways with the kubotas?
  8. LuckyPlower

    LuckyPlower Senior Member
    Messages: 164

    Can't beat that new car smell.... or a tractor in the snow. Looks good!Thumbs Up
  9. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Well, I bought the machine new and ran it one winter without any major issues. It didn't do much that summer at all, and we went into the next season and it plowed the famous "SnowTober" storm. During that storm the hydraulic pump blew apart, and trapped the operator in the machine for sometime. We had a plow on it, so the emergency button did not lower the boom enough. Long story short, after all the machines hydro fluid being put all over the parking lot, it was slightly out of warranty (by days) but the dealer still covered it.

    After that incident, it was all down hill. Next, the seals in the hydro cylinders for lifting the boom went, so when I would lift the boom it would start sinking immediately. Then we had many issues beyond that, small and big. The last one that sticks out is the boom started lowering itself again, and was caused by a different problem this time, which was the emergency release button going bad apparently. Here a video I took of that problem, because at this point I had to prove that I was actually having all these issues one after the other. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kviifjedNc

    The last job the thing was ever on, it started overheating constantly and it was only around 85 outside.

    The dealer was great though. The thing was out of warranty through all these issues, and they got it covered by NH or they covered it themselves. I had a total of exactly to the dot 300 hours on it the day they picked it up. I'm not putting down New Hollands as a whole, but I would say that I got a complete lemon.
  10. gallihersnow

    gallihersnow Senior Member
    Messages: 304

    Fleet looks awesome as always!
  11. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,537

    looks good collin. how come you haven't upped to a 9540 or 100/110? I know I like the extra pto hp when I have to drag out some wet heavy snow before I get to turn the blower on. What made you decide to get a new holland in the first place? Most likely going to be adding an m110 some time next year.
  12. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,275

    Nice looking set up this year... Is that how you always park the loader/backhoes. (with pads down)
  13. Morrissey snow removal

    Morrissey snow removal PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,798

    nice looks trucks and equpiment good luck this yr
  14. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    so you own that 590SM ? it's not green lol. that should push some snow and be great for thos big summer time jobs.
  15. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    No I don't, that one is rented too. The 590 is nice, and it does shine slightly over the other 580's we have, but its really not too huge of a difference (I'm not even sure whats different in the specs between the two models).

    I just really have no summer use whatsoever for the backhoes. And that normally would not stop me from a purchase, but when I look years down the road I don't see needing/wanting to own backhoes. But at around $6,000 per season each, they're cost effective pushing machines.
  16. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    The 7040's just work for us. It started as a cost/money thing. I just didn't want to bump my payment over a certain amount when I bought my first one 4 seasons ago. Then the rest are M7040's because I wanted consistency in operation, parts stocking, and maintenance practices. If I train one guy on a tractor, he can operate all of my tractors the same, and he literally won't even know what one he is in.
  17. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    No, it isn't. I really don't have an answer as to why it is like that. Honestly, I think the delivery driver must have done it, since this pic was taken when I did a drive around of all our properties to check for delivery status of the equipment.
  18. cet

    cet PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,257

    It seems you have expanded your business nicely over the last few years. I remember when you got your first 7040.
  19. cj7plowing

    cj7plowing Senior Member
    Messages: 404

    What made you get inverted blowers instead of regular? How do you likethe normands?
  20. Jsch2000

    Jsch2000 Junior Member
    Messages: 23

    Collin what dealer do you purchase your Kubotas from? They sound like they take good care of you.