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    Default Mahindra 3720 backhoe for the 3016

    If your getting a new 3016, its worth the wait for the 3720 backhoe. I just got it yesterday and I think I have one of the first ones made, they have made lots of improvments over the 3715.

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    Default Re: Mahindra 3720 backhoe for the 3016

    Here is a picture..
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    Default Re: Mahindra 3720 backhoe for the 3016

    nice!

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    Default Re: Mahindra 3720 backhoe for the 3016

    I got my 3616 yesterday. It came with the 3720 also. I was wondering how it jumped up from a 3716 to a 3720. It looks plenty heavy duty to me. I cant say about improvements as I have nothing to compare it too. Tomorrow I dig my first stump!

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    Default Re: Mahindra 3720 backhoe for the 3016

    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbanewf View Post
    I got my 3616 yesterday. It came with the 3720 also. I was wondering how it jumped up from a 3716 to a 3720. It looks plenty heavy duty to me. I cant say about improvements as I have nothing to compare it too. Tomorrow I dig my first stump!
    Good luck with it and be careful, I snapped the bucket ram digging out a stump.

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    Default Re: Mahindra 3720 backhoe for the 3016

    Anyone buying a BH is okay in my book! Congrats.
    hugs, Brandi

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    Default Re: Mahindra 3720 backhoe for the 3016

    Quote Originally Posted by jtfrench View Post
    Good luck with it and be careful, I snapped the bucket ram digging out a stump.
    Thanks:

    that must have been some stump: With about 3000 lbs breakout force, made the way they are, I would hope it could dig a stump without breaking! Better the first week than after the warranty is up. I will try to be careful. Starting with 14 inch pine stumps. Will tackle an oak or hickory further down the road. Guess I will carry a hatchet with me to give it a little help now and then.

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    Default Re: Mahindra 3720 backhoe for the 3016

    Don't try to hook the bucket on a root and then try to drive the tractor forward, as that may well snap the bucket ram. Also don't hook a chain to the bucket and try to drive the tractor forward as that may also snap the bucket ram. Just a word of caution.
    Galen LaWall
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    Default Re: Mahindra 3720 backhoe for the 3016

    Quote Originally Posted by LAWALLSTRACTOR View Post
    Don't try to hook the bucket on a root and then try to drive the tractor forward, as that may well snap the bucket ram. Also don't hook a chain to the bucket and try to drive the tractor forward as that may also snap the bucket ram. Just a word of caution.
    Thanks guys: Well I found out how strong roots can be. The stump was a fir but it was huge. I had to be careful not to catch onto large roots fully with the bucket or it would just stop digging. I spent a lot of time going up when I wanted to go down or out when I wanted to go in, but I got the hang of it.
    The root ball was about four feet deep. I hit stone at about five feet. The roots spread out instead of down . The mountain is like that having a few feet of soil mostly crab orchard stone underneath. I worked on it for over four hours. pulled it out and pushed it aside with the loader. I will have to pull it to the burn pile with a chain. If I had a grapple I would be able to keep it in the bucket.

    I have a smaller stump to work on tomorrow. Hopefully I will be a little faster too!

    The biggest problem I had was getting the bucket to empty. Its been wet and the clay like soil stuck in the bucket like glue.
    I had to dig it out with a stick . Maybe need to carry a shovel with me.

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    Default Re: Mahindra 3720 backhoe for the 3016

    When a root stops all movement........move a little further out to where the root is smaller and try it again. An ax will just get in the way and you may hit the bucket. I keep a large limb pruner behind the seat for when stray feeder roots need snipping after removing the stump. I buy a cheap pair that I don't mind sticking the jaws into the dirt.
    When the bucket gets full of sticky clay, have a good size root nearby to bang the bucket on. Shaking left and right rapidly works sometimes removing sticky clay.
    Happy digging!
    hugs, Brandi

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