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    Just purchased FTX140FM. New to this kind of equipment. Owned Bobcat, Dozer Backhoe, and Trackhoe. Always wanted to learn. If anyone has any tips, it would be greatly appreciated. Mainly self taught, but I get a little help from my friends. No, a lot of help.

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    Welcome to the forum.

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    Thanx

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    I'm sure the pros will chime in shortly, but I think you made a good choice, personally after running a few machines, I find that the 140 series has a lot of versatility with the loader arms. But keeping in mind I don't think it would be good for large scale clearing, but I'm sure smaller jobs will pay just as good starting out. Best of luck to ya man!

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    Some of the work will be for myself, but smaller jobs will be my forte. If larger jobs present themselves, then larger machines will be the answer. You gotta crawl before you walk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShearHeadMS View Post
    I'm sure the pros will chime in shortly, but I think you made a good choice, personally after running a few machines, I find that the 140 series has a lot of versatility with the loader arms. But keeping in mind I don't think it would be good for large scale clearing, but I'm sure smaller jobs will pay just as good starting out. Best of luck to ya man!
    What is a fair rate to charge for this machine?

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    Yep, if only I could have learned that lesson sooner I would have been a lot better off! I wouldn't charge any less than 160-220, but I'm no pro at figuring, that why I'm still clearing with dozers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShearHeadMS View Post
    Yep, if only I could have learned that lesson sooner I would have been a lot better off! I wouldn't charge any less than 160-220, but I'm no pro at figuring, that why I'm still clearing with dozers
    I was thinking about $200/hour. I haven't calculated fuel cost, labor and potential repair costs including teeth and maintenance to determine % to expect as net profit, but I will.

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