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Quads running

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by CityGuy, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    Here is a couple of pics of our quads running. 1 STX 500, 1 STX 530, 1 STX 535



    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 641

    I have always wondered about this set up. I have seen them before but it's not very popular where I'm from. What is the advantage to using (what I would consider) farm tractors to pull cans vs. dedicated scrapers? I could see the advantage if it was afarmer who needed to grade some land. He could also pull implements as well. This looks like an earth moving job by an excavation contractor. Just curious.
  3. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    I think they are alot cheaper to buy up front for contractors that might not run them full time
  4. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    We run the quads because of the low psi and ability to "float" on wet land. We consider our selves a specialty contractor. Tired machines spin or sink on wet ground we float. We have these machines set up with a special "program" for scraping as when bogged down they neutral kick so they don't eat the tracks to much. It is an earth moving contractor. These were shot last fall on a highway project in Minnesota.
  5. CityGuy

    CityGuy PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 17,220

    I forgot that these machines are setup with special hitches for pulling these scrapers. They can and have been used on farm land but are not set up with a pto for attachments. The 530 goes to Texas during the winter to pull an 80' field cullivator in cotton land.