A skid-steer loader can sometimes be used in place of a large excavator by digging a hole from the inside. The skid loader first digs a ramp leading to the edge of the desired excavation. It then uses the ramp to carry material out of the hole. The skid loader reshapes the ramp making it steeper and longer as the excavation deepens. This method is particularly useful for digging under a structure where overhead clearance does not allow for the boom of a large excavator, such as digging a basement under an existing house. Several companies make backhoe attachments for skid-steers. These are more effective for digging in a small area than the method above and can work in the same environments. Other applications may consist of transporting raw material around a job site, or assisting in the rough grading process.
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Modern hydraulic excavators come in a wide variety of sizes. The smaller ones are called mini or compact excavators.[7] For example, Caterpillar's smallest mini-excavator weighs 2,060 pounds (930 kg) and has 13 hp; their largest model is the largest excavator available (a record previously held by the Orenstein & Koppel RH400), the CAT 6090, which weighs in excess of 2,160,510 pounds (979,990 kg), has 4500 hp, and a bucket as large as 52.0 m³.

For a standard household lawn mower under normal conditions, it is recommended to sharpen the blades twice a mowing season. It’s important to keep the blades sharp as they cut grass faster and cleaner, and this cleaner cut promotes faster lawn regrowth. If you notice decreased performance, uneven cutting patterns, or it is taking longer to mow your lawn, it might be time to check the blade. Take the mower to a certified blade sharpener.

1979 International 1086 2WD Tractor W/ Loader, 3,125 Hrs Showing, IH 415CI/6.8L Turbo Diesel, 8-Speed Transmission, Factory No TA, 540/1000 PTO, CAT III 3-Point Hitch, 3 Remotes, IH 2350 Loader With 7' Grapple Bucket, Wiring Harness Installed (Unknown Implement), AM/FM Cassette Stereo, NOTE: Some Grapple Forks Bent (See Pictures), SN: 2610181U39124 ...more
The main benefit of electric mowers is monetary--eliminating gas and oil consumption and the changing of filters and spark plugs. Electric mowers are generally quieter than their combustion engine counterparts. Electric mowers leave no carbon footprint, making them more environmentally friendly. Electric mowers are usually lighter and easier to use than gasoline engine mowers.
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.
Some models of skid steer now also have an automatic attachment changer mechanism. This allows a driver to change between a variety of terrain handling, shaping, and leveling tools without having to leave the machine, by using a hydraulic control mechanism to latch onto the attachments. Hydraulic supply lines to powered attachments may be routed so that the couplings are located near the cab, and the driver does not need to leave the machine to connect or disconnect those supply lines.
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.
There are two main types of "Control" configuration generally use in excavators to control the boom and bucket, both of which spread the four main digging controls between two x-y joysticks. This allows a skilled operator to control all four functions simultaneously. The most popular configuration in the US is the SAE controls configuration while in other parts of the world, the ISO control configuration is more common. Some manufacturers such as Takeuchi have switches that allow the operator to select which control configuration to use.

Buying a used tractor can save you a lot of money. Tractors are built to last many years therefore second-hand tractors may go through a few owners throughout their lifespan. Many farmers are very regular customers at tractor auction. Sometimes these farm tractor auctions are nearby and you can thus touch and inspect the second hand farm tractors for sale before you bid on them.
Sellers on eBay offer branded heavy machinery and construction equipment, including refurbished and older models at amazing discounts. Taking advantage of these great deals means it is possible for small businesses and homeowners to own a loader that might otherwise be too expensive. Search the extensive inventory now to find something that meets your requirements, and discover the countless ways a skid steer loader improves your operational efficiency, saving you labor, time, and money.   
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.

New Holland TD95D MFWD Tractor, 1647 Hrs Showing, 80 PTO Hp, 3.9L 4-Cyl Turbo-Diesel Engine, 12-Speed Shuttle Shift Transmission, CAT II 3-Pt Hitch, 540/1000 RPM PTO, (3) Remotes, AM/FM Radio, Cab W/Heat & A-C, Foot Throttle, KMW Quick-Attach Loader W/85" Bucket & Grapple, 2-Prong Bale Spear, Joystick Control, 18.4R34 Rear Tires, 13.6R24 Front Tires, NOTE: Grapple Would Not Operate On Listing Day, SN: 24015477 ...more
If you’re shopping for a tractor at auction, and do your research, and know enough for a thorough in-person inspection, that could be your story, too. Knowledgeable friends are worth their weight in gold, too. Me, I have a whole new list of things for the next big ag sale: a tiller, a brush hog, a spreader, grader blade, forks and on and on and on.

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]


IVT, ILS, Front Duals, Prem Cab, Active Seat, 7" Color TouchScreen, Michelin 480R50 Rear, Michelin 420R34 Front, 5 Hyd, Big Hyd Pump (60GPM), 18300# 3 Point, HID Lights, Front Fenders, Rear Fender Ext, Cat 4 Drawbar (No HD Sppt), 1000 PTO, 1 Pr 1400# Rear Wgts, 8 Front Wgts, XM Radio, Leather, Radar, Biz Band Ant, Cold Weather Pkg.|Front Weight Support with 8 Front Suitcase Weights and One Pair of 635 kg (1400 lb.)|Cold Weather Start Kit|Auxiliary Hydraulic Connections|John Deere PowerTech PSX 9.0 L (549 cu. In.) 6 Cyl IT4 / Stage 3b Compliant Diesel Engine|Foot Operated Speed Control|Antenna Mount and Wiring for Business Band (2-Way) Radio|Radar, Dual Beam Sensor|Leather Trim Package|Fenders, Full Coverage Rear 2.55 m (100 In.) Width|Fenders, Deluxe Pivoting Front for MFWD or ILS -480 mm (18.9 In.) Wide|480/70R34 In. 146A8 R1W Radial in Dual Wheel Configuration|Premium Lighting|John Deere Independent Link Suspension with Hydraulic Differential Lock, Fully Enclosed Driveline and Dual Tyre Capabili|480/80R50 In. 159A8 R1W Radial in Dual Wheel Configuration|120 mm (4.72 In.) Diameter x 3010 mm (118.5 In.) Length with Double Taper Wheel Hubs|Cat. 4 Adjustable Swinging Drawbar with 50 mm (2 In.) Pin with Heavy Duty Support|8,482 kg (18,700 Lb.) Lift Capacity Hitch (Cat 4N/3) Hitch with Sway Blocks and Quick Coupler|45 mm (1-3/4 In.) 1000 rpm PTO (20 Spline)|Five Remote Selective Control Valves with Push/Pull Breakaway Couplers and High Pressure Relief Levers|227.1 lpm (60 gpm) 85 cc Hydraulic Pump Displacement|Premium Radio Package with XM Radio|Premium CommandView II Cab with Active Seat|Touchscreen GS3 CommandCenter 7 Color Display, Video Capable|AutoPowr IVT Transmission 42 km/h (26 mph) with Right Hand Reverser Controls ...more
The sheer range of functions they are capable of makes skid steers highly sought after on the used skid steer loader market. Some skid loaders have an automatic attachment changing mechanism. This function allows the driver to change attachments without leaving the cab of the compact loader, as the hydraulic supply line couplings are located adjacent to the cab, and these can be connected or disconnected with ease. Othe skid steer loaders with an extended reach design are capable of a greater operating height and are able to unload into tall receptacles with ease. Skid steer loaders may even be capable of being used as an excavator; this is particularly useful in height restricted work areas where there may not be sufficient clearance for an excavator boom. If you want greater stability and traction in the worst terrain, then you'll want to check out a track skid steer second-hand market.
Komatsu hydraulic excavators are world class excavators built with the highest quality materials and superior craftsmanship. Komatsu excavators withstand some of the toughest working conditions due to unique casting designs and world class manufacturing processes. With up to six machine working modes, Komatsu excavators produce fast cycle times, effortless multifunction motions, precise bucket movements, and excellent lifting capabilities. Komatsu designs cabs with the operator in mind to provide the best and most comfortable cab environment available.

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.
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