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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Corey 78K5, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Corey 78K5

    Corey 78K5 1 ton status

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    stoney126 1/2 ton status

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    sure as hell beats my tonka trucks
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    man, I'd like to do that myself, played with a dozer before, and a backhoe, but not a combo.
     
  4. Corey 78K5

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    It's not really a combo. All that blade is used for is backfilling trenches. I think they are a waste of time if you ask me. A good hoe hand could backfill with the bucket much quicker and tamp as he goes.
     
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    79k20350 3/4 ton status

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    x2. Every skilled operator I see on jobs does it this way.

    Thats nuts though, that kid is GOOD:crazy::D
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Those minis are cool, but backhoes useually get the job done quicker.
     
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    ryan22re 1/2 ton status

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    I fail to see how that is cool. Looks like the machine is pretty close to a steep drop-off. What if the kid backed the thing up? Would he have the sense to be able to control/stop it?

    Perhaps he has plenty of seat time in it, but for me, no thanks.
     
  8. Corey 78K5

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    Minis are good for tight locations but thats about it. I dug a 3' deep 2600' long trench this last week at work with my backhoe. I also layed in the gas line tracer wire and backfilled it. I would probably still be digging right now if I had used a mini........
     
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    It's cool cause the kid was very good for his age. Those things are slow and gramps was never far away. And yes it looked to me that the kid had plenty of sense to stop it.............
     
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    That's pretty cool...and lets not forget how quickly and easily kids learn at that age. I'm impressed, but not surprised that he did as well as that. His biggest limitations are more his size versus the controls than his ability to quickly learn how to make it do what he wants it to do.

    Rene
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    That was the first thing I thought too, I would have atleast had Jr. on the other side of the pile but it did look like he has had plenty of co pilot time on Pappy's lap...;) Pretty cool. Didn't for a second make me think Pappy told him it was a big toy...
     

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