Thanks to a simple selector-switch, Mecalac patent, the driver can turn his compact excavator into a compact loader and then back again, using the same commands. Loading efficiency is maximized, it is made by the skid bucket supported on the blade which increases the machine’s efficiency thanks to the force of the thrust transmitted directly from the chassis to the bucket. The operation is performed more accurately using the control lever. The patented Mecalac cylinder coupling function, allows to synchronize the boom cylinders for perfect movement coordination and precision. It makes driving and handling easy, regardless of whether the operator is a novice or more experienced. And, whether engaged or otherwise, they’re yet another powerful feature along for the ride.

The Kubota ran tip-top for three months when a short blew the ignition switch. Horsing around with it I blew the starter. That was an easy fix, but another $250 in the hole. When the backhoe came off, I needed to buy 3-point arms, another $250. A year later, with all the other miscellaneous purchases, most not really needed, I probably have about $11,500 in the Kubota, which for a 45-horse with backhoe, really isn’t bad at all. If I ever need to sell it, I wouldn’t take much less than $15,000. Not that that’s going to happen anytime soon. I haven’t found much on our small property the tractor won’t do: snow removal, firewood, food plots, our big garden, cutting trails in the woods, dragging logs to be milled into lumber.
The two main sections of an excavator are the undercarriage and the house. The undercarriage includes the blade (if fitted), tracks, track frame, and final drives, which have a hydraulic motor and gearing providing the drive to the individual tracks. The house includes the operator cab, counterweight, engine, fuel and hydraulic oil tanks. The house attaches to the undercarriage by way of a center pin. High pressure oil is supplied to the tracks' hydraulic motors through a hydraulic swivel at the axis of the pin, allowing the machine to slew 360° unhindered.[8]
2014 JOHN DEERE 1025R, H120 LOADER - 25HP YANMAR DIESEL, HYDRO TRANS., 4WD, 60D 60" DRIVE-OVER AUTOCONNECT MOWER DECK, DLX SEAT, FOLDING ROPS, REAR 3-PT HITCH, REAR PTO, FRONT BRUSH GUARD, R4 TIRES, 238 HOURS, GOOD CONDITION.|26x12-12 (4PR, R4 Industrial, 1 Position)|18x8.50-10 (4PR, R4 Industrial, 1 Position)|English North American Operator''s Manual and Decal Kit ...more
John Deere 4200, year 1998. 26hp, 21pto hp. 2wd. Synchro Transmission. 761 hours. New front bearings, light electrical re-wired, new battery, new oil filter, new hydraulic seals, shifter jamming issue fixed, and new rocker bars. No issues, engine runs great. Asking $8000 Or best offer. If you have any questions or decide you want it, message me first. I am also willing to trade it for a different John Deere. Thanks!

With my ideal tractor in mind, I was able to cut the list of 60 or 70 tractors for sale down to 20 or so. Before I got into seeing what those 20 fetched online, I dug into tractor forums looking for hands-on reviews. The New Hollands in the size class I was after, I found, were actually rebranded LS tractors, made in South Korea. A neighbor loaned me an LS awhile back and I wasn’t in love with it. The old Allis-Chalmers was a great machine, but parts were hard to find. A couple of the John Deeres had really positive chatter, as did the L3750, which a couple of guys on the Kubota forum said might be the best tractor Big Orange ever made. Before I started pricing the tractors out, that list of 20 or so was cut in half.


Before the 1990s, all excavators had a long or conventional counterweight that hung off the rear of the machine to provide more digging force and lifting capacity. This became a nuisance when working in confined areas. In 1993 Yanmar launched the world's first Zero Tail Swing excavator,[9] which allows the counterweight to stay inside the width of the tracks as it slews, thus being safer and more user friendly when used in a confined space. This type of machine is now widely used throughout the world.
An extended reach design uses multiple hinges and parallel lifting bars on the loader arm, with the main pivot points towards the center or front of the machine. This allows the loader arm to have much greater operating height while retaining a compact design, and allows the vertical movement to be less of an arc and more straight-up vertical, to keep the bucket forward of the operator's cab, allowing safe dumping into tall containers or vehicles.
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.
On their own, compact tractors are powerful engines with wheels that can go pretty much wherever you want them to go. When they are combined with extra equipment, however, their power increases greatly. Most compact tractors have loaders on the front, which feature two parallel arms with connectors on the ends. Some of the following accessories attach to these loaders, and others attach to the back or the bottom of the tractor.
John Deere 4200, year 1998. 26hp, 21pto hp. 2wd. Synchro Transmission. 761 hours. New front bearings, light electrical re-wired, new battery, new oil filter, new hydraulic seals, shifter jamming issue fixed, and new rocker bars. No issues, engine runs great. Asking $8000 Or best offer. If you have any questions or decide you want it, message me first. I am also willing to trade it for a different John Deere. Thanks!
The Kubota ran tip-top for three months when a short blew the ignition switch. Horsing around with it I blew the starter. That was an easy fix, but another $250 in the hole. When the backhoe came off, I needed to buy 3-point arms, another $250. A year later, with all the other miscellaneous purchases, most not really needed, I probably have about $11,500 in the Kubota, which for a 45-horse with backhoe, really isn’t bad at all. If I ever need to sell it, I wouldn’t take much less than $15,000. Not that that’s going to happen anytime soon. I haven’t found much on our small property the tractor won’t do: snow removal, firewood, food plots, our big garden, cutting trails in the woods, dragging logs to be milled into lumber.

2014 NorTrac 25XT Compact Utility Tractor, 80 Hours, 25 hp Tier-4 Final Shibaura Liquid Cooled Diesel Engine, 21.6 Rear PTO hp, R4 Tires, MFWD, Differential Lock, 8 forward and 8 reverse speed transmission with a Synchro-shuttle upgrade, 540/1,000 RPM PTO, ROPS, sunshade and upgraded Grammer suspension seat, Front weights, Rear Hydraulics with 3rd SCV, Glow plugs, 3-pt NorTrac 60" Grooming Mower, Very clean. ...more
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On their own, compact tractors are powerful engines with wheels that can go pretty much wherever you want them to go. When they are combined with extra equipment, however, their power increases greatly. Most compact tractors have loaders on the front, which feature two parallel arms with connectors on the ends. Some of the following accessories attach to these loaders, and others attach to the back or the bottom of the tractor.
Tractor paid for, and loaded on to Kyle’s trailer, I called my wife. After a brief “conversation” about the home renovations all that cash could cover, the tractor was dropped off at Phelps’ garage. Rather than me figuring the machine out, I had Bill give it a once over, replace all the fluids, the few bad hoses, straighten the bent loader bucket, and re-pack that leaky swing arm cylinder. There was a new battery, too, and a few other things, which rung up to $1,500 or $500 more than I had anticipated before I started bidding.

There’s also a cost in getting a tractor home. If you own a big trailer, this isn’t a concern, but if you don’t – and live far away from the auction yard – that bill can run a few hundred dollars. Kyle volunteered to haul whatever I bought the hour south to my place. So, with the repairs plus transport, I wagered the Kubota would cost $1,000 above what I bought it for. My new high price was $10,000 and, frankly, I thought it would go for a lot more than that.
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