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    RD, you really need one of these rock buckets in the attachments. Those rocks would have been no challenge with this. I sift soil from rocks all the time. The way it works best is to not try and get the bucket full, but just gather a few rocks and roll them around to clear out the loose dirt. You can scoop up rocks and dirt and move the dirt to a sifted pile and then dump the rocks in a clean rock pile. It really does work. The basket design lets you roll the rocks around by curling the bucket. The added grapple is a joy to use on bigger rocks. You just get the rock on the lip of the bucket and clamp down with the grapple. It allows you to pick big rocks and carry them without having them shift around and maybe fall out. The really nice thing about the grapple is it can also be used for brush. My rock bucket has SSQA, so you could use it on a rental SS loader or your New Holland. The cost of my 5' bucket was $1595 and the added grapple was $400 + hoses and my installation materials (steel and u-bolt mounting) plus hoses for my hydraulic remote on my tractor.
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    Yep Jim, I need one of those. That's actually the model I was looking at, but I didn't know that you could attach a grapple to it. Thanks!
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    Busy day getting a few things finished up and returning equipment.

    Trenched and set the culvert and graded the catch basin area. Then took back the KX71 and dump trailer.
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    Got the french drain set, rocked and backfilled, then set the water supply boxes and placed river stone over geotextile in the area. Then returned the SVL75.
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    Cut the rest of the swale and finish grading. The homeowners landscaper is supposed to come in tomorrow and sod the slope, so I didn't bother to get it perfect since they're spreading top soil first. We'll see if my swale is still there on Monday.
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    Loaded up the TC35D so I can get her cleaned up this weekend and hopefully mount the new front tires I've had sitting in the shop for way too long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RDrancher View Post
    Yep Jim, I need one of those. That's actually the model I was looking at, but I didn't know that you could attach a grapple to it. Thanks!
    That French drain is a beauty!

    The grapple on my rock bucket was all my design and installation. SHoule makes a grapple attachment, but it's probably more than the rock bucket.
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    Thanks Jim. I would have taken photos of the install, but I actually never saw anything after digging the trench to what you see in the finished photo. My out of work buddy did the entire install (including repairing pipes) while I was returning equipment and working up on the hill. Its nice to have someone you can leave alone, run the tractor, and have the job done just the way you want it. I wish I had more work to keep him busy, but most of the time the jobs just require just me and a machine.

    So did you document your grapple fab?
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    So did you document your grapple fab?
    Is the Pope Catholic?

    Get a Grip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinman View Post
    Is the Pope Catholic?

    Get a Grip!
    Last time I checked...

    Thanks for the link Jim!

    After evaluating my business over this past year, I think I've finally come up with a plan as far as equipment goes. I'm actually coming to terms with the reality that as good as of a compact tractor the TC35D is, that it's really not suited for my purposes.

    My original plan was to purchase a Deere 210LE...but I REALLY wanted air conditioning and factory PTO's are scarce as hens teeth! So my second idea was to move up to a cab tractor in the 60hp range with a much higher loader capacity. I could modify the rear hydraulics to operate somewhat like an industrial loader but still have that wonderful a/c I really, really want to operate in. I could keep my present trailer and still use my F350 to tow. The problem with this route is the fact that a compact tractor is still not a real construction tool. I also considered the Deere 110 TLB with a Laurin cab for same reasons, but in reality its marginal as far as construction strength equipment goes, doesn't have 3 PT down pressure and the cab is ridiculously expensive and for some reason looks a mile high. I still haven't ruled it out so maybe I haven't come up with a plan yet.

    My next thought was to keep my TC for brush hogging and such and add a CTL (with a/c of course) for dirt work and spreading gravel. After using the CTL while my tractor was in the shop for both dirt and gravel work, I've found that as good as it preforms in dirt it kinda sucks for doing gravel work and gravel is hard on the tracks. Coupled with the CTL's much higher cost per hour to run (and as much as I like the incredible increase in power) I'll stick to renting a CTL when I need it. It just makes more sense. The other thing that became VERY apparent while running the CTL is that since I work by myself the majority of the time, I'm in and out of the machine far far far more than I realized. The drastic and constant change in temperature just might end up killing me. Since any CTL I would have considered would also mean purchasing a trailer with higher weight capacity, my outlook on the entire plan has come full-circle.

    So I'm actually leaning towards purchasing a 210LE again. I've rented a few with over 5,000 hours on them, and if they can stand up to the level of abuse they get in the rental world, I'll get a lot of time out of a low hour non-rental purchase. One of the other things that got me back on this train of thought is that I really could use a single axle dump truck at least three times a week. So the plan is to start looking for a dump truck and 210LE along with an equipment trailer. I can add a PTO to the Deere and have actually been able to locate a few on the used market.

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    John, since you've rented a 210LE, you know it's a beast compared to your TC35D. It weighs over twice as much and just won't get into the tight spots like the TC. Still, if you get a set of forks for your bucket, you will not be challenged with unloading and moving materials on pallets like with the TC. The 1-yd bucket will also make loading and spreading much faster. The boxblade on the 210LE is a serious piece of earth shaping iron too. I'm not sure if your land-plane is heavy duty enough to use with the 210LE 3PH. With the 25 GPM hydraulic flow, you'll have lots of additional options there too.

    Of course all of this costs two or three times the same equipment costs for the TC. I shudder every time I start looking at the price of a new backhoe bucket for my TLB. I have a 24" bucket and would like a 12" trenching bucket. Since I have a quick-attach backhoe bucket adapter, that means the 12" bucket would also have to have a QA plate. I've learned that the TC implements cost in the $100s, and TLB implements cost in the $1000s. It's a big step up in the price of "toys."
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    Jim, since it is Monday...and the block heater cord on my powerstroke seems to be bad, so its refusing to start yet...

    I sure understand the higher cost of attachments for the heavier equipment, but boy do they have some power, as I'm sure you know owning your backhoe. I found a low hour, privately owned 210LE already set up with a QA, 4in1 and forks. That would be pretty close to the perfect setup for me. Of course, I'll need to get the heavier trailer too, so nothings cheap! But all of the things the larger machine can do (including being able to load dump trucks without building a ramp to stay off the sideboards) would be a really big plus.

    I know that I won't fit as easily into tight spots, but I've logged enough hours on the Deere and Case skip loaders to get a pretty good feel for it. Plus...I like a good challenge.

    One reason I didn't spend the extra money on a 6' construction grade landplane was the possibility of upgrading my machine (which will need at least a seven-footer). I know that Yellowdog has a 3pt adapter for his skidsteers and shared that he's broken pretty much every tractor attachment he has with the extra power. Upgrading machines is also the main reason I haven't purchase the remotes for the 35...it just doesn't have the power I want, and at 2500 hours of heavy use its getting a bit "worn".
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    Ok, rdrancher I need your professional advice. Just had a house pad done. I had the dirt guy grade for the driveway. He went down to clay, about 2-4 inches with 10 foot dozer blade. I am in the Longview area, East texas. What would you reccomend for a gravel drive and who should I buy materials from.
    I am thinking geo fabric, edging (wood or metal ? ), a base rock and a top layer rock. Need your advice. Also I need to install a 4 inch culvert pipe. Not sure what type and where to get pipe.

    Nice work !

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