The Kubota was definitely not pretty. It had clearly spent its life sleeping outside. I tried to start it and nothing happened. But when Kyle brought over a jump pack it started right up. Right away it would need a battery. We started to make a list: battery, leaky swing arm on the backhoe, the filters were all old – one of them dated 2010 – two hydraulic hoses needed replacement … I Googled parts and prices on my cell phone before the bidding started. Those replacements, plus all new fluids I figured would take another $1,000 ballpark to get the machine back to level.

The Kubota was definitely not pretty. It had clearly spent its life sleeping outside. I tried to start it and nothing happened. But when Kyle brought over a jump pack it started right up. Right away it would need a battery. We started to make a list: battery, leaky swing arm on the backhoe, the filters were all old – one of them dated 2010 – two hydraulic hoses needed replacement … I Googled parts and prices on my cell phone before the bidding started. Those replacements, plus all new fluids I figured would take another $1,000 ballpark to get the machine back to level.
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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
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 waited. “8-5, in the back, can I get 8-5?” I raised my card. “9, 9, can I get 9?” Overalls was on the ropes. “8-7-5, $8,750, what do you say? Nice Kubota. Very nice Kubota. 8-7-5.” Overalls bid, that son of a gun. “9, can I get a –” I shot my card up. “$9,500, up front, what do you say?” Overalls was shaking his head no. “With the backhoe, a great deal at 9-5, 9-5,” Overalls kept shaking no. He was out. “In the back, $9,000, going once, going twice, SOLD!”
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.
Sellers on eBay have new and used construction equipment from top brands, including Bobcat and Kubota, often at deep discounts. Purchasing refurbished or older models is a cost-effective way to shop, and also grants access to particular models and spare parts that may be difficult to find elsewhere. By taking advantage of these great prices, you have the opportunity to acquire machinery that might otherwise be outside of the budget of a sole trader or small business, helping you to get your fledgling business up and running without racking up large amounts of debt. Best of all, branded products offer the quality you expect from industry leaders, so second-hand machines are often still in excellent working condition with years of operational life.
Skid-steer loaders are typically four-wheel vehicles with the wheels mechanically locked in synchronization on each side, and where the left-side drive wheels can be driven independently of the right-side drive wheels. The wheels typically have no separate steering mechanism and hold a fixed straight alignment on the body of the machine. Turning is accomplished by differential steering, in which the left and right wheel pairs are operated at different speeds, and the machine turns by skidding or dragging its fixed-orientation wheels across the ground. The extremely rigid frame and strong wheel bearings prevent the torsional forces caused by this dragging motion from damaging the machine. As with tracked vehicles, the high ground friction produced by skid steers can rip up soft or fragile road surfaces. They can be converted to low ground friction by using specially designed wheels such as the Mecanum wheel. Skid-steer loaders are capable of zero-radius, "pirouette" turning, which makes them extremely maneuverable and valuable for applications that require a compact, agile loader. Skid-steer loaders are sometimes equipped with tracks instead of the wheels, and such a vehicle is known as a multi-terrain loader.[1]
Komatsu technology and innovation is shaping the future of construction equipment. Our latest version of KOMTRAX provides advanced remote monitoring that helps keep your machine running at peak efficiency. Troubleshooting can be performed remotely and detailed machine operating information can help trim owning and operating costs. Our intelligent excavator lineup includes a fully integrated machine control and guidance system that improves work efficiency by reducing material waste and job-site resources.

Excavators are a valuable tool in a wide range of applications, from digging trenches and preparing foundations on construction sites, to driving in piles on a farm. Clear snow in poor weather, dredge rivers, or demolish existing structures as part of a clearing operation. Access to a John Deere or Komatsu digger makes many projects easier, helping you to keep to deadlines and improve overall workforce efficiency. While most excavators have tracks, it is also possible to get wheeled models, which may be more suitable in certain working environments, especially if you need to drive between work sites on main roads or require extra maneuverability.
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.
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.

SSL (skid steer loader) refers to the standard wheeled machine.  CTL (compact track loader) and MTL (multi-terrain loader) refer to different undercarriage designs.  CTLs feature a steel embedded track and steel undercarriage components for maximum life in many applications.  MTLs have a rubber track undercarriage that delivers lower ground pressure compared to an SSL and CTL so they don’t tear up the ground as badly.
A robotic mower is an autonomous mower that operates within a defined set of boundaries to mow a yard. Wire boundaries frame the desired mow area (the yard) and the robotic mower operates continuously within that area, mowing the lawn until you turn it off. They are generally designed for smaller areas, but some newer models are showing increased mow area capabilities. They are awesome if you don’t have the time (or desire) to do it yourself.

The make and model category is further divided into the purpose in which a driver sits on the machine and drives it, and the other where the operator works alongside the vehicle. The type of drive is further broken down to wheel type and track type. The wheel type is then broken down into two, three, and four-wheel types of drives, while the track type is subdivided into full and half-track types of drives.
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