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  1. Mulcher and synthetic hydraulic oils

    Anyone use synthetics in their skid steer or CTL mulching applications? Is it worth the cost for synthetics? I have a dozen attachments so if I switched to synthetics, it would be an investment to...
  2. Thread: Toolcat

    by yellowdogsvc
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    Re: Toolcat

    I have problems with grass getting sucked into the air cleaner. I just found a precleaner that will bolt up nicely. I think it's approved by Bobcat for F series and later.
  3. Re: Insurance costs on CTL with mulching head

    There's a lot that goes into figuring insurance. If the machine isn't paid off, your finance company will require both liability and inland marine type insurance. If you are hauling something as...
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    Re: Texas Now Enforcing Trailer Inspections

    I've already heard of trailer dealers telling guys that they can just register the vehicle with farm tags or register it below 4500#. People that cheat will still do so.
    A guy told me the other day...
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    Re: 2014 Cat 299d xhp

    What do you use to haul the big machines?
  6. Thread: Toolcat

    by yellowdogsvc
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    Re: Toolcat

    Finish mower does a good job in medium-high material. On the low material that's lawn-like, I'd get the mulching kit and have at it. I have the 72" and mow everything from light brush to fields. It's...
  7. Thread: Toolcat

    by yellowdogsvc
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    Buying Advice Re: Toolcat

    I like independent closing grapple. I use an industrial fork grapple. A little heavy at 900lb but works good. I tried the farm grapple.. single cylinder but it didn't fit my needs.
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    Re: Well, I got it......

    Iron Wolf and Tushhogg have been able to mulch rocks for a long time. You can get heavier rock teeth, too, that are blunt for the FAE and they will pulverize just about anything.
  9. Re: Clearing trouble codes from 773 Bobcat AHC

    If someone doesn't chime in, either order a manual or service manual on Ebay or from your dealer. You just need your serial number. Your dealer's service manager should be able to walk you through...
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    s750 to s770 fuel package

    Happy Fourth to those visiting forum from USA.
    I've currently got an 750 high flow tier 3. I'm looking for a second machine and or upgrade to my 750. I've gotten conflicting reports on whether...
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    Re: More Toolcat buying questions

    I liked my B series except for the stiffer ride and the bucket rollback was not as good as the C series and later.
    It lifted more than my F series, had a PTO, and adequate high flow. It was also...
  12. Re: 1998 Kawasaki Mule 2500 4x2 won't start

    thanks. I am leaning towards working on the tank then changing filters again.

    How do you like the diesel?
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    Re: No reverse

    What model? I know there has been some issues when you switch too quickly from forward to reverse. Maybe Doxie has more information if you can post your model.
  14. Re: 1998 Kawasaki Mule 2500 4x2 won't start

    kawasaki. I think it's the 650cc net at 617.

    Displacement (cc): 617
    Cylinders: 2
    Engine Stroke: 4

    Thanks!
  15. 1998 Kawasaki Mule 2500 4x2 won't start

    Brief history. New engine some time back. Recently the fuel line was plugged up. Replaced filter, cleaned out the fuel line and mule started and ran fine for awhile. Wife was using it and it stalled...
  16. Re: Question on PT110 Forestry and the Kubota SVL90-2

    Most sales guys don't do what you or I do. Some may lie but I would hope they get weeded out and fail in life. I chalk up most of the half-truths to watching a few demos or maneuvering around their...
  17. Re: Question on PT110 Forestry and the Kubota SVL90-2

    I don't mean to quibble but the PT110 is not a purpose built forestry machine. It's just a modified version of the others. It's not any more safe than a Bobcat with its diapers on to keep debris...
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    Re: Tractor replacement

    Does it have high flow under all the other options?

    I don't have htc on mine and it mows fine. We use it mostly on the ranch and use a chipper, 4n1 bucket, land plane, auger, skeleton bucket...
  19. Re: Independent dual hydraulic controls on CTL mulchers

    Bobcat has secondary auxiliary hydraulics. I have secondary auxiliary on my M series and had them on my K series and G series machines to open and close my mulching door or I could run a tilt tatch...
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    Re: Bobcat 335 ex dripping fuel. update

    replaced the front fuel tank grommet/drain. So far, so good. Will check again tomorrow to see if the leak stopped.
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    Bobcat 335 ex dripping fuel.

    My Bobcat 335 with only 350 hours is leaking fuel. I filled it up and noticed that it was dripping the next day when my tracks were wet. My first reaction was cracked fuel tank or a hole in the...
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    Re: Bobcat e35 exc

    I'd be curious to hear how this turned out?
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    Re: New PJ dump trailer

    I have that same trailer. Extremely stout. congrats.
  24. Re: Bobcat skid steer, tooth bar question

    Order a rezloh tooth bar. I ditched my teeth on my Bobcat bucket and went with the rezloh blade. I can grade better and when I am digging rocky areas, I tend to slice more than chip so my materials...
  25. Re: Getting Rid of Prickly Pear in Central Texas

    messing with cactus is never fun. I don't like using heavy duty chemicals so I use a tilt bucket on a skid steer and when i had a 12" wide stump bucket, that worked good too. In dirt, the tilt...
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    Re: CAT HM415 teeth?

    I'm not sure if CAT modifies the FAE head. I had a 315 and had a spare set of CAT teeth so I never needed to try aftermarket. If the bolts are the same and the weight of the teeth is the same, I...
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    Re: Parting out Fecon/ ASV mulching head

    I'm shopping new heads as well but Fecon has ignored my requests for more information much like FAE does. I've owned 3 mulchers in the last 15 years and two were FAE built. I'm considering switching...
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    Re: Parting out Fecon/ ASV mulching head

    That is great news!! Fecon should be shouted out for stepping up!!

    Is it really possible that a 1/2 drum made it through the factory instead of a 3/4" or was 1/2" the old specs?

    Grace...
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    Re: Broken loader arm hydraulic shaft.

    On the wider grapples, they can provide some side twist if you catch something the wrong way. I've seen it but I've not seen a broken shaft. I've seen a lot of bent shafts. I'd be thinking poor steel.
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    Re: Broken loader arm hydraulic shaft.

    Do you use a grapple that's wider than your tracks?
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    Re: Parting out Fecon/ ASV mulching head

    I would think Fecon would be very interested in looking at that drum and replacing it. That could have killed someone had it not binded up. What year model was that with only 1000 hours?
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    Re: Box Blade Build

    Very nice. I wish I had skills like that! How long have you been making your own implements?
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    Re: Fae blew a motor seal

    Oz, i appreciate that offer.

    I forgot to look and see which motor I have. I have too many machines/attachments/irons in the fire and I am just not that good of a mechanic. I can do basic...
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    Re: Fae blew a motor seal

    I think I goofed on the motor. My book says it's a Rexroth. It's a vt. Maybe it was my trencher that had a Danfoss. Can't remember.

    Not sure about a sudden pressure change. Had machine checked...
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    Re: Fae blew a motor seal

    Oh, here's a couple of pics of the c100 that is selling at or near cost. I was impressed by the size of this machine compared to a JD 333 ctl.
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    Re: Fae blew a motor seal

    Well, I updated the thread but I guess it didn't post.

    Got the head back already. The tech was on the ball and got in and got out and was very professional. The whole ordeal set me back about 2k...
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    Re: Fae blew a motor seal

    I have the 110 cc Sauer Danfoss motor I think. I'll know more in a few days. I should have just waited to source one locally but they wouldn't have one in until next week and I needed to get on the...
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    Fae blew a motor seal

    My FAE 150 blew a motor seal yesterday. Oil started pouring out of the breather cap. No reason why yet. Mulcher has low hours (probably 500 or so) and the case drain on the machine and mulcher are...
  39. Re: ASV RC-100 With Loftness Head Overheating Problem

    In the old days about 15 years ago when Bobcat went to a 40 gpm machine and didn't upgrade the hydraulics and cooling system, the machines overheated in 20 minutes. It was a short lived experiment.
    ...
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    Re: Who wants some stumps in MA

    If you have any slope to your property, you could use them to slow water or start a berm. We have been doing a lot of that on sloping land and mix dirt and mulch over the stumps to give grasses and...
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    Re: The office

    That's another postcard! Wow. I like the hills but I would trade the hills for water any day!! I grew up near the ocean and swamps and now I pretty much live in the desert and miss working near...
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    Re: The office

    Okay, are you needing a partner? :) I can bring some beer and some Texas bbq rub and brisket and we can get some shrimp for the barbi, and then hire some operators to work while we supervise!
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    Re: Cutter pump

    Hope you get it figured out Tony. Hope you aren't down too long..
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    Re: Toolcat for our company

    that's a big sweeper. Glad the TC is working out.
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    Re: F series Engine RPM's -Update

    I contacted Bobcat on the recommendation of my service manager.

    Spec-wise, everything checks out but everyone I work with says it sounds like it is revving or "chugging" like a choo-choo :) . I...
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    Re: thinking about selling

    how long did that take?
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    Re: thinking about selling

    If I had tried to mulch that, I think i would have hit those rocks. I have always thought an excavator mounted mulcher would be great for stuff like that. I can't be the mobility of my Bobcat...
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    Re: thinking about selling

    Sorry to hear you are having problems with the greenies. Idiots. They'd rather have devastating "natural" wildfires fueled by an unnatural supply of woody debris and fuel that's pile up over the...
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    Re: Skid Steer Brush cutter opinions!

    I just sold my Brushcat today. It was the 6'. It was a great tool but for where I live, i thought it was just too heavy to carry around. Bobcat wants me to demo one of their new style brushcats but...
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    Re: Skid Steer Brush cutter opinions!

    grace manufacturing products are good stuff. I haven't tried their mower but they had the best customer service I have ever had on heavy attachments. I've told this story before but when my shear...
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    Re: Advice Needed

    Too bad Bobcat is so far unless it's all highway.

    I'm not sold on the Kubota. JD looks good up close but I don't get much feed back from the ones mowing or mulching.
    I'm not a CTL owner but I'm...
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    Re: wtb stump grinder

    Depending on how deep you go, $500 is cheap. I charge $1,100 plus tax a day (but our stumps have rock and are rock hard to begin with..almost exclusively dead oak) and could probably get those...
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    Re: F series Engine RPM's

    I'd like to try the 5610!
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    Re: wtb stump grinder

    Look online for a stump screw. At only 29 hp, I think you will have trouble finding a grinder which is high speed and high torque. Stump screws are slow speed, high torque. How big are the stumps?
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    Re: ASV RC-100 Rough Idle and Smoking

    My chipper's cummins smoked like that on cold days but it didn't die. Poor fuel in my Bobcat caused similar issues. Can you smell fuel in the engine compartment?

    I would be checking my fuel...
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    Re: F series Engine RPM's

    Update:

    Dealer didn't find anything. Everything spec'd out and flow meter showed it was on the mark as well as having a belt adjusted correctly. Still doesn't sound right and I can feel it...
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    Re: Lot Clearning - DIY or Pro ?

    It isn't always fun. A suggestion, always wear the seatbelt and watch out for widow makers and large trees that can snap or fall the wrong way. A helper needs to be a tree length plus out of the...
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    Re: FTX/C 140 PLANETRY HUBS

    How many hours did you have on them? You do all of your own repairs?
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    Re: Advice Needed

    I would get that tamarix out of there and it will help the riparian features. The cedars can be thinned out via a tree shear. Cottonwoods, though messy, are just a part of riparian areas but can be...
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    Re: F series Engine RPM's

    I only have about 225 hours or so on it. Could it be loose already? Thanks for the advice. Will check on it.
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    Re: Advice Needed

    400 acres is a lot of land to work on. I envy you. Keep the tractor, buy attachments.

    I'm in TX as well with just over 100 acres. I started with a jd 450 crawler loader and a 4x4 35 hp jd tractor...
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    Re: F series Engine RPM's

    I tried it out today. It's the hydrostatic pump making the noise. The rpms do go up and down quickly while under load.. not sure if that's normal. I've owned 12 or 13 Bobcat machines with the Kubota...
  63. Re: Cleaning up 5 acres after logging in east Texas

    The stump grinders are a little rare. You might have better luck with Cat rentals or talk to Vermeer about a rental. The bigger Vermeer self propelled and tow behinds are powerful.
  64. Re: In search of contractor for Brush mulching

    I second that. Around here there are quite a few contractors and I've seen rates for as low as $100/hr (looks like crap and they never seem to finish the job) to rates near $200/hr. I'm at the upper...
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    Re: F series Engine RPM's

    Well, had to take it to work yesterday and it's still doing it. Only when I press the accelerator about halfway or when it's under load. No noticeable power loss but the RPMs jump up and down and you...
  66. Re: Cleaning up 5 acres after logging in east Texas

    You could grind those stumps pretty quick. Maybe rent a Bobcat with a stump grinder. I could do 100 in a few days if you just had to get them below grade. Might even go faster. Getting to them...
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    Re: F series Engine RPM's

    Don't say that. Warranty just expired!
    I have actually been kicking around the idea of selling my Toolcat. I've had one since '07 but around the ranch, I mostly use it for mowing, loading...
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    Re: F series Engine RPM's

    I think that worked. It was turned to the on position. I will know more when I get a chance to work it but a quick up and down my hills seemed to feel different. Thanks for the reminder. I had...
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    Re: F series Engine RPM's

    I will give that a try!!!
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    F series Engine RPM's

    My F series Toolcat has about 250 hours +/-. About three months ago I noticed that the RPMs dance all over the place at low to mid rpms when the machine is in gear and moving forward. It's not at...
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    Re: excavator tree saw

    i looked into these awhile back:

    Timberline TB-1000-EX Rotating Tree Shear Attachment for Excavator | Skid Steer Solutions
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    Re: New FAE drum

    Did you have an FAE head before? From the pic, it's hard to tell if the drum design is different or tooth setup is different but the tooth holders are very different. The old style works well and...
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    Re: New FAE drum - with pictures

    Just noticed "new drum" mentioned in your post.
    What type of drum is that? Haven't seen it before.
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    Re: New FAE drum

    that's an impressive rate of wear-down. I'm running cobras in rock/dirt and seeing okay life even with some dings/chunks missing. I tried the cobra carbides and got from an hour to 8 hours before...
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    Re: best walk behind brush mower

    Back in the early 90's we used DR brush mowers to clear heavy weeds and small saplings in tight areas. Worked great though it was hard work.
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    Re: The reality of aluminum body panels.

    I wonder if insurance will just go up across the board as more and more hard-to-fix vehicles enter the market. Personally, I like the idea of a lighter truck but don't relish the idea of higher...
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    Re: Clearing overgrown forest

    We grind a lot of stumps as well and don't get regrowth. Stumps need energy (food) stored up to regenerate. If the stump is obliterated, it loses it's nutrition and usually doesn't have the ability...
  78. Re: V417 Versahandler Quit Running. Look what came out of the primer.

    Looking at your pic up close, I don't see a fuel filter on your transfer tank. If you don't have one, I recommend you get one ASAP. Older diesel in the tank can separate, grow organisms, etc. Napa...
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    Re: 600' trench DIY?

    6k? Are you trenching through granite? Even in hard Texas caliche, if you wanted to go 42", you could get that done in a day with a 6' x 48" trencher. If you are in dirt, figure on a half day. I...
  80. Thread: chipper

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    Re: chipper

    If you have the bobcat chipper, it is made by bearcat. Knowing what I know now, i would have saved 3 or 4k and bought the Bearcat. I hate that I have to shut the chipper off and start the Toolcat to...
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    Re: Clearing overgrown forest

    Welcome to the forums.
    I've got my own 100 acre wood with arroyos, cliffs, and a lot of cedar and oak trees. Even with my own equipment (mulcher, shear, chipper, mini ex, etc.), I find that...
  82. Re: Fecon samurai and Dennis cimaf knives

    i use and like FAE Cobra teeth. They are about $35 per replacement double-sided tooth.
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    Re: Fecon RTF 230

    No offense but the testing should be done in Central/South Texas, on cedar, in the summer. That will show you the strengths/weaknesses of a machine. If it can mulch in the thick cedars and rock...
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    Re: bobcat s250 acs code32-39

    keep your hands off them when you start the machine. If one is not sitting in neutral, you will throw a code. Could be a bad controller.. maybe Doxie will weigh in on this.
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    Re: Worst stuck pics

    I don't have any pics of my stucks.. but I've been close to your first pic. Mud up to the door on a skid with OTT tracks. I'm glad you got it out and you didn't get hurt. Machine okay? Getting mud...
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    Re: Clearing 4 acres in North Carolina

    I don't recommend that. Accident waiting to happen if cable snaps or anchor tree gives. The whipping action alone could bring down a widow maker on you.
  87. Re: Clearing 20 acres on top of small mountain/high hill

    With your last comment about planting, I'd go with the highest horsepower you can afford and get a machine with a head that will till the material into the soil as best as possible. It will make...
  88. Re: Clearing 20 acres on top of small mountain/high hill

    The drawback with a mulching head is the depth. I'd try and find a big machine with a stump grinder for the stumps. Are the tops and trunks mulched or grinded?
  89. Re: Clearing 20 acres on top of small mountain/high hill

    That looks like it's going to be horizontal or tub grinder work and a big stump grinder/mulcher after they finish to get the stumps down. It would take a really big mulcher to tear up 45" trunks and...
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    Re: trailer loading fail

    Wow, that hurt bad to watch. Why not GO SLOWER and position ramps better?
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    Re: Rayco C140 issue

    I am glad you found the problem. Now get back to work!!!
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    Re: Mulching Contractor in Louisiana

    If you find someone you like, make sure you post about it.
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    Re: Rayco C140 issue

    Did you wash that machine or could water have gotten into the connectors? We had a similar problem with a Bobcat years ago. Whenever it would rain, we would get a fault and on another machine the...
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    Re: Mulching Contractor in Louisiana

    There must be someone local. I found this on a quick Yahoo search. Louisiana Mulching Service, Louisiana Hydro Ax Mulching Service, New Orleans Louisiana, Baton Rouge Louisiana, Shreveport Louisiana,...
  95. Re: Advice for a Newbie Clearing 120 Acres of Cutover

    Burning is becoming more and more taboo in many areas. I agree that it is sometimes the best option even though I offer "no-burn" solutions for most jobs. Even in rural parts of Texas, neighbors can...
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    Re: Fecon RTF 230

    Tony.. my wife says you are only as old as you feel. I'm only 45 and some days I feel 25 and others I feel a lot older! The smell of new equipment and the piece of mind of a warranty makes me wish...
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    Re: Mulching Contractor in Louisiana

    I had a friend around Shreveport that had trouble finding a mulching contractor. He finally found one but I don't think he'd come out for 2 acres.
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    Re: skidsteer vs. mulcher for mulching?

    I'd like to add that you would be pushing mid 70's for a state of the art skid and mid 80's for a loaded out CTL to run a mulcher.
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    Re: Ordered up cem 36 today

    Good luck!! Let us know how the DCR rotor does.
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    Re: Fecon RTF 230

    I heard it was north of $400
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