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    Default Any yuchai dozer dealers in CA

    I'm looking into the Yuchai YCT3. Are there any dealers in CA that sell these?

    Any info on these dozers?

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    Default Re: Any yuchai dozer dealers in CA

    There may be one in Winnipeg, MB, CA
    Ian, now retired near Wallace Nova Scotia. 2008 Landini 4140H made by LS Tractors, FEL, toothbar, 6' box blade, bedder, middle buster, 5' Celli tiller, pallet forks, Pat's EC System, loaded tires, 2 rear remotes (standard on the Landini) . I bought my tractor from Cumberland Tractor, www.cumberlandtractor.blogspot.com . See the full story on building my hillside house in Nova Scotia at http://wallaceriver.blogspot.com/

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    Yuchai YCT dozer, Mustang 2040 skid steer, Mitsubishi MS035 Mini-Ex, Trimble equipped 7' Dual Dozer, and a LiTW BH7600 back hoe for sale.

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    Default Re: Any yuchai dozer dealers in CA

    I guess the closest is in Oregon at Keno Tractors.

    So how are these dozers especially the one that I'm interested in, YCT3.

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    Default Re: Any yuchai dozer dealers in CA

    First I must ask you a question in order to give you a candid answer.

    Are you an experienced operator?

    PS: I have done business with Eric at Keno - they are AAA+++!

    I also ride a Honda
    Last edited by Bob Rooks; 07-31-2009 at 02:15 PM.
    Yuchai YCT dozer, Mustang 2040 skid steer, Mitsubishi MS035 Mini-Ex, Trimble equipped 7' Dual Dozer, and a LiTW BH7600 back hoe for sale.

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    Default Re: Any yuchai dozer dealers in CA

    Nope. Haven't operated any farm equipment before in my life!

    I just got a 20 acres property so I'm excited to get started building a track to ride my dirt bikes on.

    no farming....purely for motocross.

    By the way, I also need to convince the boss why I need a dozer so I need all the excuses...I mean reasons why I need a dozer.

    First, she said I can spend $5k but I wanted $15k for the Jinma. But after looking at the Yuchai, it's going to take $20k.

    By the way, are there any instructional videos on how to operate a dozer so that not to get killed?

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    Default Re: Any yuchai dozer dealers in CA

    First, thanks for being honest.

    You aren't going to learn to be a catskinner in a few days, a month, or a year. However, there are heavy equipment operator's schools available, and even they take time - and money, to learn a lot of secret tips and tricks. To my knowledge there are no free instructional videos per se except those demonstration videos on You Tube. Tracked tractors are also much higher maintenance than the "wheelies".

    My advice is to get a 40HP+ wheeled tractor with a FEL and box scraper, and possibly a hydraulic grader for profiling and contouring the track. If you are really into the toys then consider the laser grader too.

    If this is going to be a one-shot deal, then I would also consider renting the tractor and attachments. You can do a lot of renting for $15k.

    Also, $20k for the dozer is just the beginning, assuming you already have a good compliment of metric tools.
    Yuchai YCT dozer, Mustang 2040 skid steer, Mitsubishi MS035 Mini-Ex, Trimble equipped 7' Dual Dozer, and a LiTW BH7600 back hoe for sale.

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    Default Re: Any yuchai dozer dealers in CA

    I have been an off road rider for 40 years. A dozer will excel in some areas of track building but honestly, I think you can be better served. For starters, your spending $20K on a relatively small dozer. Also, while I do own a Jinma and like it, I have to say, at this point in time, if you are buying Chinese, you better be handy and willing to occasionally explain to your wife why you are replacing a gauge, cheap wiring or possibly a starter, hydraulic pump etc. on your new machine. Not a slam here, I really like my Jinma, but the chinese are just not up to speed with U.S, Japan, Germany, Italy, Korea or anyone else on their equipment yet.
    I also think you are going to quickly find that you wish you had something more versitile than a dozer.
    I agree that for the money, you are going to be much better served with a good used 40+ HP tractor w/ end loader and a few impliments. Owning property, you will quickly find many uses for this that you never imagined or thought you would ever need. If you are dead set about wanting something only to build a track with, I would go with a tracked skid steer or a medium sized wheel loader. Something that not only allows you to push dirt but also able to lift, load and ESPECIALLY important, selectively place dirt efficiently and easily. A bucket is more versitile than a straight blade with limited lift and also allows for easier contouring of jump faces, whoops etc.

    I have never built any thing on a large scale as far as a track but have tried doing small tracks with just a box blade....basically the same principal as a dozer in that you only have the ability to push the soil where you want it and I can tell you, it is great for clearing ground and pushing up occasional piles but unless the terrain is naturally shaped for a track and only requires a little "dressing" to complete, you quickly find out that building a track with only the immediately surrounding dirt will likely leave you with little more than a good pee wee type track. Something for larger bikes and/or more experienced riders requires massive yardage of dirt and you have to have some way of transporting and manipulating/shaping it. Kind of hard to see or imagine if you don't have any experience in this area but trust me, you will need to be able to have an area that you can dedicate it to excavating for material and then machinery that will allow you to transport it efficiently.
    Just my $.02.
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    Default Re: Any yuchai dozer dealers in CA

    Thanks so much for the honest recommendation!

    But it's so scary looking at some of the used equipment on craigslist. I have no idead what is good and what is not good.

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    Default Re: Any yuchai dozer dealers in CA

    Find a few and narrow it down. Then ask around and find a guy who works on dozers and such. Maybe a mechanic at a mine or excavating company. Pay him to go do a pre buy look at it.

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