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    Re: Opinons wanted Cimaf vs Rotary Cutter

    I hit oil field drill stem occasionally. Find it in brush piles that the owners swear was "hand cut and stacked". Half the time the pile was pushed up and has concrete, rebar, and that pipe that's...
  2. Re: Thoughts on New Holland C238 w/ TimberAx head

    Hi Kajun,
    I've not heard anything positive about the timber ax. Someone demoed one here a few years back and called it a "boat" and said it was slow. I think Loftness did a redesign but not sure...
  3. Re: Hey guys, need a little estimating help

    thinking outside the box.
    Containers for anything not shredded are hard to compact as brush is "springy."

    For a job like the pictures, if it's all that low scrub, why not till up the ground...
  4. Re: Is the Gyro-Trac 500HF mulching head better than the Fecon Bull Hog?

    Wow, welcome. All the way from Russia.
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    Re: Opinons wanted Cimaf vs Rotary Cutter

    KW, I just pasted through I10 to the north of that area. What a difference from my neck of the woods. Saw a lot of ruts and standing water.
    I agree with the statement on the Davco. I ran one for...
  6. Re: Is the Gyro-Trac 500HF mulching head better than the Fecon Bull Hog?

    Wow this is an old thread..

    Off the subject but after watching that video.. I'm amazed they don't ram that head into an old engine block or big stump.
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    Re: New use for Stumpgrinder

    yea, where's the video? Good idea. I will have to try that. :)
  8. Re: Extreme Rotary Brush Cutter for mesquite

    A Davco will work good for you. I didn't see any skid steer brown tree cutters. In the field, a brown does a good job with a big enough tractor but the end product is absolutely awful based on the...
  9. Re: Newbie Looking for Land Clearing Advice

    I'm from Texas and that's pretty much how I started.
    What part of the state are you in?

    A few things come to mind.
    You will need a sales tax permit, insurance, and I'd look into workman's comp....
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    Re: Marketing strategies for mulching

    The best way to advertise is to do a good job. I can't tell you how many awful mulching/rough mowing jobs I come across. Get some pictures, a simple website, run a few ads on craigslist, and that...
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    Re: F series leaning

    Update.

    Had my F series into the shop. I think I have just north of 100 hours on it just mowing or using it around the shop and one or two chipping jobs. Asked the dealer, who has a good service...
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    Re: Anyone with a T870 Mulcher

    The Doosan motor is supposed to have more torque in the 700 and 800 series. I was told by a factory rep that Bobcat may bump up some pressure/flow but nothing concrete yet. They have been talking...
  13. Re: Old Style Fecon Mulcher - tooth info needed.

    As someone who works in rock a lot, I'd use what you got and replace teeth as they break (where they are unusable) with the stone teeth. I think the stone teeth will be slower cutting but should...
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    Re: Anyone with a T870 Mulcher

    Why not look at T770? Should be virtually the same performance flow-wise, hp is real close with same motor and torque specs I think and weight and width is less on T770 with plenty of lift.

    Cat...
  15. Re: rotory or mulcher for thick willow brush

    That looks like a turbo saw adapted to an excavator. It'll cut but then what?
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    Re: Pasture Renovation

    The cat stump grinder will throw some chips, is easy to use, and telescopes as well as swings in a wide arc. I owned one and like it a lot.

    I'd haul off any long, round logs larger than 7"-8" or...
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    Re: Pasture Renovation

    Check and see if the 415 will take the Cobra teeth and get them around the middle of your drum. They are similar to the knives on the Cimaf. I like the Cimaf designed head but I also like a trap door...
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    Re: T320 cooling fan motor, What a pain!

    Sorry you had to go through that but I'd have been scared to death with that oil building up in the engine compartment. The hot manifolds are on the back of the 3800 motor!
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    Re: Hydraulic temp

    Jerry, that's great!

    In my part of TX, it's hot and humid.
    I ran my Toolcat on highflow all day powering my chipper and it ran cool all day.

    Some days, though, with the slightest...
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    Re: F series leaning

    Yes it is! I still have to get it to the shop. I bought the chipper for it and though it's rated for it, it leans hard to the right when the chipper is on. The chipper is probably heavier on the...
  21. Re: rotory or mulcher for thick willow brush

    Some pics would be helpful but I'm sure a mulcher will do a better job than a rotary and will sling material further. If the material is all under 8", I'm pretty sure the Kershaw will handle it fine...
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    Re: Toolcat 5610 series F Pictures

    That's using what you got! Good idea..
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    Re: Compact telehandler

    looks like you are having too much fun with the tele.
    My dealer tried real hard to steer me clear of a 417 though I felt it would fit my business perfectly especially when handling the big oaks. ...
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    Re: Help with hydraulic fitting failure.

    The fluid is oil. I think 30 wt. Bobcat's is tinted orange and anti foam, I believe.
    As far as cleaning, any degreaser or dawn dish detergent will work. It will come off quickly when it gets dusty...
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    Re: Hydraulic temp

    i wash my radiator with dish detergent that breaks up oil/grease. If you keep up with it, you can keep it pretty clean BUT after a while, like Tony says, you might have to get it dipped or replaced. ...
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    Re: Hydraulic temp

    Be careful with the pressure washer. I try and blow air (gently) or water from the opposite side of how the air is pushed through the radiator to loosen material then I flood the radiator with low...
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    Re: Hydraulic temp

    I'm not sure about hydro axe but I don't think that temp is too high. When I'm mulching in my skid, I'm regularly over 200 and the fan kicks into high at 210-211 for engine temp. My hydraulic temp...
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    Re: 2007 Rayco c87fm problem

    do you guys dial your speed down when mulching? I set my speed down to about 33% of max and just go slow. I occasionally hit something really hard and chip carbide. I also started setting my ride...
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    Re: 2007 Rayco c87fm problem

    look carefully for a piece of wood wedged between a tooth.. won't take much to change balance.
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    Re: Toolcat F series dirty cab

    Bobcat chipper attachment
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    Re: Toolcat F series dirty cab

    I ended up tightening the compartment covers and putting a thin piece of black tape along the seam. It helped a little. I think the air pulls in a lot of dust from poor door seal so I may need to...
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    Re: Toolcat F series dirty cab

    Still jealous of that dirt.
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    Re: Toolcat F series dirty cab

    I also notice that my F is a lot louder than my B was? Maybe it's not sealed as well and I have to wear ear plugs to listen to the radio where I didn't need them in the B series. I'm going to have to...
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    Re: Toolcat F series dirty cab

    I've had mice nest in my chipper... luckily the wires were out of the way. It's always something! I try and start the machines often and keep a cat or two around.
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    Re: Toolcat F series dirty cab

    I wonder how the mice made it in there? That would be an entry point for dust for me.. I can't believe our dust would be finer than yours..
    I literally spent hours upon hours looking for and...
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    Toolcat F series dirty cab

    Anyone have an F series that leaks a lot of dust? My B series wasn't nearly as dirty.. After just a couple of hours moving dirt or grading, my F series is covered with dirt on the inside.
    I know...
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    Re: FAE DML/SSL 150

    I had to look at the specs. That setup is about where I was 10 years ago.. except I had a single speed mulcher on an s300 that put out just over 30 gpm and not quite the same psi or nearly as...
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    Re: Any one run an AFE SS Eco

    From the videos, the ECO chips/shreds look a lot longer and rougher than the finished product of an FAE. Are you running your FAE with the door closed to get your finished product or does the ECO...
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    Re: Does Grubbing Mesquite Work?

    get a land plane.. You won't regret it. The JD LP78 works great to smooth out the ruts/dirt and even has hydraulic rippers for those few roots you miss.
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    Re: How do you keep your tires up?

    foam is heavy but expensive.. but when you tear a tire apart in the rock, it can be a rough ride.
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    Re: Vemeer Forestry Mulcher

    I've been debating about going bigger in the mulching department, finding something else to do with my life, or getting a horizontal grinder so I can create a useable mulch.
    I'm cutting trees with...
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    Re: Vemeer Forestry Mulcher

    And it will work in part of Texas but in the hill Country, unless they are running carbide hammers, they will be changing teeth every day. Also, looking at the rubber bogies makes me think this...
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    Re: Vemeer Forestry Mulcher

    I wonder if they will move many against the new CAT going into production this month. That machine looks like a beast and has pressurized compartments (so they claim). The CAT looks like it will do...
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    Re: Tree Removal

    That's incredibly lazy (because I didn't think of it!) Next we will be sending skylines with drones. :) I love it!
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    Re: Torrent excavator mulcher

    From an earlier thread answered by Cooter. You can search for it and there are some even older threads, too, that will point you in the right direction. Also, if you check out lawn site dot com...
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    Re: Does Grubbing Mesquite Work?

    Getting it out by the roots should kill it. Of course, other beans that get turned over or small mesquites you missed, will help it take over again.

    I suggest getting them out and then mowing as...
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    Re: 15 acres of mess

    That makes a lot more sense for a purchase. An excavator mulcher is a good tool but for 300 acres, I'd like a bigger rubber tired machine. I don't think a lot of off the shelf excavators are set up...
  48. Buying Advice Re: Planning on Buying a Toolcat have a few questions

    There are aftermarket pto and 3pt kits available. I'm not 100% positive they will work on the G series but I think they will. I wouldn't give up my bed either.. though lately I'm wondering why I...
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    Re: 15 acres of mess

    My initial thoughts for 15 acres of clean up is rent if you can but my first choice would be to hire out. Buying something for a small project.. I don't see you coming out ahead and buying old stuff...
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    Re: power to pull a boat up a ramp

    I agree. Plenty of power. Depending on grade of ramp, maybe some weight in the bucket.
    I have pulled a 5500 lb trailer through the mud with ease but it was on fairly level ground.
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    Re: Aftermarket Mulcher Teeth

    Hey Tejas. I see you are near Hondo.. I'm in Pipe Creek.

    I had an FAE rock crusher on demo. The teeth were between $85-$100. They are similar to mulcher teeth but blunt. I'm not sure what type...
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    Re: F series leaning

    springs look okay. air pressure okay. I did see a little residue on the shock that's inside the spring but when I jumped up and down on the lift arms, it appeared to have good resistance. Ride is...
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    F series leaning

    I know we've had these threads before.. including mine about my B series but I have a new F series with 60 hours on it and I notice that it is leaning to the passenger side under load. While it's not...
  54. Thread: Bad day

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    Re: Bad day

    I get 2-3 years out of lexan before I replace. I'm coming up on my 3rd year and 1200 hours on this particular piece. Anti glare coating on sunglasses helps a lot as the lexan ages.
    It's a cost of...
  55. Thread: Bad day

    by yellowdogsvc
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    Re: Bad day

    Get the lexan.. it's worth it. Worst case is you will scratch it up or tear up the door but it will keep something from pinning you (hurting you) in the cab. I switched to Lexan years ago.
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    Re: FAE Teeth/tools

    So far, my cobra's have been good but the carbide was awful.. lasted 30 minutes. I switched to the non-carbides and have had good life even in some rock. I have flipped them and probably got 40-50...
  57. Re: Tree removalist, land clearing company in Melbourne, Australia.

    Welcome. I think we have another Aussie who hangs out here!
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    Re: CAT mulching machine

    I think there is a sleeper cab in the arse-end. :)
    I'm impressed with the specs and we already know CAT builds one heck of an articulated loader. One of the smoothest machines I ever operated...
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    Re: CAT mulching machine

    F-ing EPA!
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    CAT mulching machine

    Anyone seen the new Cat Mulching machine that goes into production in May? Supposed to be 350 hp, articulated loader looking carrier with a lot of goodies for comfort.

    It's got me thinking.....
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    Re: 299D XHP Roof Top Cooler

    Make sure the fan speeds are optimal. I know the D series is different than my C was, but the C series software didn't let the fan get up to a high enough rpm to cool effectively.
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    Re: Toolcat 5610 series F Pictures

    pretty cool. I have to store everything outside. I have the machines under cover and the implements in the weather. :(
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    Re: Toolcat 5610 series F Pictures

    The flow restrictor allows you to tilt it smoother? I've always had a tilt-tatch, since they came out at Bobcat. I'm on my 2nd one and I think they have a 3rd generation style. Yours looks more...
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    Re: Mulching pics

    My family had some property in the Carrollton area. It was hilly and overgrown. That type of area would benefit from excavator mounted mulchers. Do you ever work north up into the mountains?
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    Re: 299D XHP Roof Top Cooler

    I can't help with the D machines, but my C didn't overheat. I have heard rumors..
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    Re: Toolcat 5610 series F Pictures

    what brand tilt tatch is that? My Bobcat tilt tatch adds about 300 lbs to the front.
  67. Re: Driveway Widening and a few other projects

    It will come back to you... I promise. :)
  68. Re: Should I switch from FAE to Fecon/Bobcat?

    I've got a 2 speed FAE. The FAE has a slightly bigger displacement pump than the Fecon but the narrower cut FAE that just came out (TX version 125), is 2450 lbs. I'll only save 100 lbs which isn't...
  69. Re: Driveway Widening and a few other projects

    Warning.. Soapbox.. :)
    That's their job to talk to you, get to know you, and educate you. It's part of customer service and how they build a relationship. Too many guys with egos sit behind parts or...
  70. Re: Driveway Widening and a few other projects

    A large frame CTL would do what you need to do. A 2 speed option would make that 1/2 mile seem shorter. You could also rent a wheeled unit but as you know, it won't do anything in the settling ponds....
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    Re: Fecon FTX90 vs skid steer mulcher

    Whatever you settle on, if you get a good reliable brand machine, don't grit your teeth, and do necessary maintenance, and look, listen and smell for problems, you will probably be okay. I've not...
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    Re: Do I have 7k axles?

    I have a bone but I'd have to jack the trailer to get under there unless I was thinner
    laughing:
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    Re: Do I have 7k axles?

    My tires sizes were correct for 14k axle, however, the axle was stamped D60 which corresponds to the Dexter 6k axle. The axle tubes are the same in 6-7k but the hubs, bearings, brakes are bigger on...
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    Re: Old Christmas Tree Farm Stumps

    A tree terminator tree shear would nip them off at or below the ground.
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    Re: Fecon FTX90 vs skid steer mulcher

    That's good customer service and why I may be switching to Fecon real soon. They contacted me quickly when I needed info and spent some time talking to me. To be fair, I did ask a few questions about...
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    Re: Fae vs quadco teeth

    Can't speak on the quadco but I've been running the cobra teeth, non carbide, for a couple of months. They don't like rock but are wearing pretty good in my conditions.
    The bolt gets packed with...
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    Do I have 7k axles?

    I bought a trailer in 2012 that is rated at 14k and the sticker and invoice says it has 7k axles. My question is, if the axles are Dexter, D60, which online says they are 6k axles, does a different...
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    Re: 150 Acres of Burnt Up Oak

    I love Grace manufacturing but I don't like trying to shear oak. It's really rough on the shear and often "pops" off the stump. If you a bunching grapple, and hold the wood, you can make several...
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    Re: NEW MODEL CAT 299D AN XHP OWNERS

    what type of trailer is in your picture and what are you pulling it with?
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    Re: Newbie Question on Skid Steer

    If you can come up with about 25k, you can get a reliable, used G or K series Bobcat in the 75 hp range with cab and heat and a/c with high flow. Attachments are another story. Unless you are lucky...
  81. Re: Should I buy a new G-Series Toolcat 5600? Please help!

    The G went into production in December. Has the Doosan motor and the traction control. After researching the traction control and owning a B series, I bought a 2014 F series that was built in October...
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    Re: Old Christmas Tree Farm Stumps

    It wouldn't take a mulcher long to mill those down to the ground. You would then have time for the grasses and ground to recover while you figure out what you want to do. If you replanted, you could...
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    Re: Tipped my S185 - Won't start

    For some reason I thought he had an 863.. must have been reading another thread. :) Hope you get it working good.
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    Re: Tipped my S185 - Won't start

    that had to be scary as ****. Glad you didn't get hurt worse or have a fire. Hope it's okay. The Deutz is a little tempermental but can take a lot of abuse.
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    Re: 150 Acres of Burnt Up Oak

    I think a tree shear would have problems if the oak is hard and dry. The saw will, too, but less chance of damaging something (ask me how I know.. LOL). While I love the Tree Terminator and the...
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    Re: 150 Acres of Burnt Up Oak

    Because of the rock, something efficient like a forestry feller would tear up teeth. The Marshall type saw will cut up 30" trees even if they are hard according to the manufacturer. I haven't used...
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    Re: newbie looking for hyrilic leak.

    dirt ditch brings up something important for new owners.
    The bottom keel on a Bobcat is concave and will accumulate dirt, debris, etc. When it gets wet, and when rubber hoses are subjected to...
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    Re: 150 Acres of Burnt Up Oak

    John. Thank you for the compliment!
    That property is fixable.. but it has to be done right. Firewood may not be wanted right now with Spring but it will be in demand again. If you can PM me some...
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    Re: 150 Acres of Burnt Up Oak

    I remember that fire.

    The good news.. the trees are pretty straight. The bad news.. dealing with burnt wood is tough with equipment. The carbon and soot get into everything.

    Hand cutting or...
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    Re: See what's new with Fecon at ConExpo

    My CAT dealer has FAE/CAT mulchers but can check. Bobcat of Houston has fecon but that's a long way from here.

    I wouldn't want a mulcher again without a door. Tried that with Tushhogg and it was...
  91. Re: B series rear hydraulics error code 28-03

    Doxie. I will pass that info on. The machine worked fine in S. Texas but when he went north, started having problems. I appreciate the starting point to check things.
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    Re: newbie looking for hyrilic leak.

    Hmmm. There are a lot of places to leak. O-rings, couplers. Where is the area of the leak? Pictures would help. Can you smell oil when you use auxiliary?
    Check the fluid in the chaincase which is...
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    Re: See what's new with Fecon at ConExpo

    that push bar is like the stock one on my FAE. It's too big for what I do. We don't have pine trees or tall trees to deal with.. just bushy, messy cedars and for the most part they aren't very hard....
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    Re: See what's new with Fecon at ConExpo

    Tony-- How has the body of your Fecon held up? My FAE is made of hardox and is very tough but very heavy. I'm trying to shed some weight out front and FAE doesn't offer a narrower cut than my SSL 150...
  95. B series rear hydraulics error code 28-03

    I just sold my 2005 B series with rear pto and rear hydraulics. The new owner is getting the code 28-03 and can't get the rear hydraulics to engage. I'm not anywhere near him and don't have the...
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    Re: 150 Acres of Burnt Up Oak

    The firewood choppers can make a pretty big mess in a hurry. One of the things we do a lot of is take out large, dead oaks killed by oak wilt. I've done some fire remediation but more of our work has...
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    Re: See what's new with Fecon at ConExpo

    I'd like to know the benefits of the HDT rotor versus drum-style.
  98. Re: Should I switch from FAE to Fecon/Bobcat?

    I'm trying to figure out how much of a difference there is in finished product between the Fecon HDT rotor and my FAE smooth drum with all it's counter cutting teeth.
    I imagine performance will be...
  99. Re: Should I switch from FAE to Fecon/Bobcat?

    Some of the work with my Bobcat s750 and FAE VT head running carbides with a few cobra teeth.

    I get a really good particle size but I've been wondering if it's too fine.. that is, does FAE do too...
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    Re: non pto wood chipper help

    The wider the opening, the easier it will be to handle trimmings without having to force it in. I use a 20" Vermeer which was their biggest. Yes, that's big for your operation but you can stuff a lot...
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