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Thread: Cat Forklift, Skid Steer or Mini Hoe?

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    Default Cat Forklift, Skid Steer or Mini Hoe?

    Here at Wagner Cat north of Denver dropping off snow plows. They have 3 small machines sitting close to each other. I was thinking 🤔 if I could buy one which one would I want? I have hard pack around my place so the little forklift looks pretty nice. But that little hoe would make for easy yard duties.

    Which one would you wanna take home?

    Lift axle working good.

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    Right now I'd take the hoe, because I have to dig in some foundations : ) but then I'd want the skidsteer to dump the basecourse into the trench, but then I'd want the forklift to bring the lumber from the truck onsite. Decisions! : )
    I've actually been looking for a 3 ton hoe because there are a number of jobs I could do with it over time without having to drop it back at the rental joint before on-selling it but they don't let them go for less than about 16k, so I guess I'll be trudging to United each weekend...
    I bet that trailer rides nice and smooth on that single axle. I saw a late model Pete getting around here recently with a full-size trailer that was a single drive - looked very comfortable.
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    Neil, is this Cat a 3 tons excavator?

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    What are you building and where are you building it? You have a couple of months before the snow quits, to get some equipment together. Unless of course you decide to build the equipment like I did.

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    Default Mini-Excavator !

    they're all very handy but i think the most versatile is the mini-Excavator
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    Tax me, I'm Canadian

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    It is a 4 tonner

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    Nah, I was just winging it Mike. Looks like it's a 4 tonner per ianoz
    Cheers,
    Neil.

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    buy the skid steer! put a pallet fork attachment on the front and you have forklift,put a bhoe attachment on the front and you have a hoe,put a dozer blade on the front and you have a mini dozer,and on and on and on and on. get a set of grouser over the tire tracks.
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    There is a track skid steer sitting on the other side of the tire skid. I knew if I took a pic of the track skid everyone would choose it.

    This is what I would like to have. Any idea what a new one cost?
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    A link to backhoe prices. $85,000-$150,000

    https://www.costowl.com/b2b/backhoe-...-cat-cost.html

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