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    Quote Originally Posted by radman1 View Post
    I am looking for a bit more reach. Last we bought a new 16 row planter with center fill hoppers. They hold about 50, 50lb bags of seed or 2500 lbs. Last year we used bags of seed lifted up to the planter and removed the bags by hand to fill the hopper. Do this about 10-12 times with pallets of seed and it gets to be a chore. This year we want to use 2500 lb boxes of seed. The box needs to centered over the planter to dump. The skid steer with box on pallet forks, does not have the reach to dump over the center. I only need lift height of about 7-8' but 4-5' reach.

    The other issue with most skid steers, is we often work alone. This requires getting out of the cab with the lift in the air. Never liked walking under anything lifted. (If the skid had failed the load would have landed on the planter but there are times when I have no choice.)

    The increased height is always a plus to use with manlift to work on buildings, trim trees, work on irrigation pivots etc. I have an 8' tall manlift I use with forks now on the Toolcat and skid steer and it gives me good height but I could have more with the additional 16-18' lifts of a compact telehandler.

    My dealer says the bobcat compact telehandler v417, is designed to push/dig. He says it will out dig my large frame skid steer. He said I can dig a basement if I wanted to. Some telehandler booms are designed with chains or cables in the boom combined with hydraulic cylinder to get the higher lifts. Usually seen with 3 stage booms. This model is designed only with a cylinder and 2 stage boom. I found a used one with 450 hours but BC has $4500 rebates at this time on new units.

    It seems compact telehandlers have been much more common in Europe but have caught on in the US the past several years. Supposedly they are the fastest growing segment in the telehandler industry the past several years. The cost of the compacts are much less than the big boys. Weight of compacts are usually 9-11,000 lbs vs over 20,000 lbs for the big boys. Easier to haul the small ones.

    I love the power of the bigger skid steers and the visibility up front is great. Can a compact telehandler replace my skid? Could I place a wireless backup camera on the boom with monitor in the cab to see the front better?
    The V417 is a fantastic machine! I have used my V417 in hard clay, shale and sandrock. With the teeth on the 6' bucket, it just breaks the rock. I tried a Bobcat T300 skid steer with my bucket, it just spun the tracks in the sandrock, and struggled to fill the bucket in the clay and shale.

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    See more pictures in this thread: http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/b...teer-mini.html

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    Default Re: Compact telehandler

    Quote Originally Posted by radman1 View Post
    I love the power of the bigger skid steers and the visibility up front is great. Can a compact telehandler replace my skid? Could I place a wireless backup camera on the boom with monitor in the cab to see the front better?
    I have thought about adding a wireless camera to my monitor, but don't need it that often for the stuff I do.

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    It switches to the rear camera when I pull the reverse lever.

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    Moving brush with the 6' Monster Grapple, on the V417.

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    It is a big bite, the opening is 51" wide.

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    Another big bite.

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    Moving more brush with the V417.

    The pile.
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    Getting ahold of it.
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    Picked it up, headed for the brush pile.
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    At the pile, 15' up.
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    Dropped it. Big pile
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    View from the seat of a 4' high cedar stump.
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    Pushed it over with the grapple.
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    Picked it up, it has live growth on the back side. I thought that was a little cedar growing back there.
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    Put it on the pile.
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    My newest tool, the long arm tree puller.
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    View from the seat.
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    So much quicker and easier than pulling them with a chain!
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    Removing a dead tree with the V417, click the link for pictures.
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    14, 5x6 round bales were delivered, used the V417 to put them in line.
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    Wondered how much the biggest one weighed?
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    Now I know
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    Default Re: Compact telehandler

    That is an incredibly impressive machine. I bid on a JCB 527 last year, just because it was such a good deal....prior to that, I had paid little attention to telehandlers. It's hard to imagine putting your money towards a skid steer when you look closely at these. Thanks for sharing and keep it coming!!!
    Darryl

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    Default Re: Compact telehandler

    Compact tele handlers are incredibly productive and almost all brands use a two stage boom with hydraulic cylinders to handle the use of skid steer attachments.

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