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An excavator is designed to do one thing well - to dig out trenches, footings, and foundations with ease. Excavators are available in a variety of sizes, from the micro-excavator units that are adept at navigating tight urban or residential areas, to the massive earth-moving units that can scoop thousands of pounds of material in one pass. With the popularity of excavators at an all time high, it pays to understand the differences between competing models. Then, you can make an educated choice on a model that will serve your crew the best.
A smart combination of a compact excavator with a compact loader, the MCR range is now available in the 6, 8 and 10-tonne class. Quite simply unique, the 6MCR is a tracked excavator that can travel at speeds of up to 10 km/h, a compact loader with 360° rotation, a construction machine that can switch from excavator mode to skid loader mode in seconds.
MY 17, 5115M, CAB, MFWD, AIR SEAT, RADIO, FT4, 32F/16R TRANS, LHR, 2 REAR SCV, 540E PTO, TOOLBOX, CORNER EXHAUST, RADIO, NEW 460/85R30 R1 FS TIRES, NEW 320/85R24 R1 FS FRONTS, LOADER PREP PKG, JOYSTICK, BRUSH GUARD, LDR FRAMES.|English Operator''s Manual and Decal Kit|32F/16R PowrReverser Plus Transmission - 540/540E|Standard Cab|Standard Air Suspension Swivel Seat|Instructional Seat with Seatbelt|Deluxe Corner Post Exhaust (Cab Only)|Dual Stackable Rear Valve with Lever Controls|Dual Stackable Mid Valve with Joystick Control|Shiftable 540 / 540E Rear PTO|Electrohydraulic (EH) with remote Left-hand (LH) fender control|18.4R30 (460/85R30) R1W (Firestone)|No Rear Tire Brand Preference|MFWD (4-Wheel Drive)|12.4R24 (320/85R24) R1W (Firestone)|No Front Tire Brand Preference|Cold Weather Package - Coolant Heater|Loader Preparation Package|Front Weight Support - (55 kg/121 lbs.) ...more
MY 17, 5115M, CAB, MFWD, AIR SEAT, RADIO, FT4, 32F/16R TRANS, LHR, 2 REAR SCV, 540E PTO, TOOLBOX, CORNER EXHAUST, RADIO, NEW 460/85R30 R1 FS TIRES, NEW 320/85R24 R1 FS FRONTS, LOADER PREP PKG, JOYSTICK, BRUSH GUARD, LDR FRAMES.|English Operator''s Manual and Decal Kit|32F/16R PowrReverser Plus Transmission - 540/540E|Standard Cab|Standard Air Suspension Swivel Seat|Instructional Seat with Seatbelt|Deluxe Corner Post Exhaust (Cab Only)|Dual Stackable Rear Valve with Lever Controls|Dual Stackable Mid Valve with Joystick Control|Shiftable 540 / 540E Rear PTO|Electrohydraulic (EH) with remote Left-hand (LH) fender control|18.4R30 (460/85R30) R1W (Firestone)|No Rear Tire Brand Preference|MFWD (4-Wheel Drive)|12.4R24 (320/85R24) R1W (Firestone)|No Front Tire Brand Preference|Cold Weather Package - Coolant Heater|Loader Preparation Package|Front Weight Support - (55 kg/121 lbs.) ...more

I called my pal, Kyle, who runs Van Galder Family Farms in Alpine, New York, and my friend and mechanic Bill Phelps, of Phelps Auto in Lansing, New York. I told them what I was up to and they gave me a punch list of things to look at. Kyle, I found out, would be at the auction and could kick tires with me. That night before the auction, I typed out the accompanying checklist of things to look at before the bidding started.


The wheels on a skid steer typically have no steering mechanism, they are in a fixed, straight line relative to the body of the machine.  By turning the left and right wheel pairs at different speeds, the machine turns by skidding, or dragging its wheels across the ground.  The rigid frame and strong wheel bearings prevent the torsional forces caused by this dragging motion from damaging the machine.  This skidding motion tears up the ground on which the machine operates.

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The original skid-steer loader arms were designed using a hinge at the rear of the machine to pivot the loader arm up into the air in an arc that swings up over the top of the operator. This design tends to limit the usable height to how long the loader arm is and the height of that pivot point. In the raised position the front of the loader arm moves towards the rear of the machine, requiring the operator to move extremely close to or press up against the side of a tall container or other transport vehicle to get the bucket close enough to dump accurately. At the highest arm positions the bucket may overflow the rear of the bucket and spill directly onto the top of the machine's cab.
Fifty-five farmers and assorted country folk clustered around the auctioneer. Bidding on the New Holland was fast and fierce. Then, the Kubota was up. “$15,000, can I get $15,000,” the auctioneer sang through a megaphone. “How about 10? Can I get 10? $10,000?” My buddy Kyle had told me never to bid first. They always start high, so wait for the drop and let someone else kick it off. “Nice Kubota, backhoe, good machine, how about 7, can I get 7?” A card went up. A guy in overalls near the front had bid. “We have 7, how about 7-5, 7-5.” Shaking like baby deer, I raised my card. “7-5, in the back. Can I get 8, 8, 8?” Overalls raised his card. “8-5, 8-5.”
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