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#1 RedJake OFFLINE  

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Posted May 21, 2014 - 11:12 AM

I found this on Craigslist. Not sure of the year but she runs strong and operates well. One loader cylinder leaks a bit but I will fix that down the road. This machine will help greatly with my landscaping problems. It has a 18hp Briggs which seems to power her nicely. It will be delivered this weeks since I don't have a trailer to carry it. The previous owner made it clear that this machine is a lot stronger than it looks and went on to demonstate it's power. I was impressed. Can't wait to dig some dirt!

 

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Posted May 21, 2014 - 11:25 AM

wow, this babe needs a lot of work!


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Hi,

I think it looks really clean and not beat up. Good luck with it!

Let us know how productive it is. I think a lot of people have unrealistic expecttations with these.

 Chuck


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 12:00 PM

Well, it will be perfect for what I need it for. Tight spaces and a backhoe! Why does it need a lot of work JD?


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 01:02 PM

wow, this babe needs a lot of work!

 

 

Well, it will be perfect for what I need it for. Tight spaces and a backhoe! Why does it need a lot of work JD?

 

I think JD meant that you needed to work it (Play) a lot. :smilewink:


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 01:59 PM

Just a note:  Struck is alive and well and good site and info.  There is a strong Struck group on Yahoogroups.com that you should join. Most info I have found on a forum there. If you ever get a video from STruck, they show these things doing some neat stuff. They have same guy for years running the projects, not sure who he is, but can really handle them.


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 01:59 PM

Hi,

I think it looks really clean and not beat up. Good luck with it!

Let us know how productive it is. I think a lot of people have unrealistic expecttations with these.

 Chuck

Not expecting anything like a full sized machine. Plus this will be stored easily compared to a big machine. I will let you guys know how she works.

Thanks for your comments!


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 03:06 PM

Looks good


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 04:48 PM

Looks good

Yep! Real good. Congratulations. I imagine it will be a while before you can wipe the grin off your face. Have fun! 


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 05:19 PM

I don't think I have ever been this jealous. Congrats on the new purchase. Would love to see more pics and video once you get it home.


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Posted May 21, 2014 - 05:57 PM

Phenomenal looking machine. Glad you found one and are giving her a good home.
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Posted May 22, 2014 - 01:55 AM

I think JD meant that you needed to work it (Play) a lot. :smilewink:

that's right, Brian. I better should say: wow, this babe needs a lot of work to do!


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Posted May 22, 2014 - 05:26 AM

Congrats! Looks like a lot of fun is about to begin!


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Posted May 22, 2014 - 08:48 AM

Thanks for all the kind words! I'm excited to get digging! The machine has been painted so it looks better in the picture. Not to say it's rough but up close you can tell its been around a while. I will try to post more pictures and possibly a video when she gets here. She will be delivered tomorrow.

Since I'm the only male in the house it's been tough getting some jobs done by myself. Now I have help and can start checking things off my list!

Have Great Weekend All! :thumbs:



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Posted June 11, 2014 - 09:02 AM

Hi all! Love the Magnatrac but need to change the loader cylinders. They're leaking badly and the chrome is worn off the rods which will just cause new seals to fail. I'm trying to find replacement cylinders without going through Struck since they want $265 each. Does anyone know where I can find the specs for these? I took measurements but can't find the exact one's I need so I want to make sure I didn't miss anything. Here's what I have: Bore: 2.5", Stroke 24", Retracted center pin to center pin 30", Extended pin to center pin 54", Pin Diameter 1". I'm guesing that I can use a different bore but I can't find cylinders with the same retracted and extended measurements. These measurements I'm sure of. I would appreciate any help on this!






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