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#1 sharkman OFFLINE  

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Posted December 07, 2014 - 11:25 AM

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Made by terramite for the gravely walkbehind tractor, here's what it should look like when put together.  

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Posted December 07, 2014 - 11:37 AM

Hard to believe that would STAY in place when digging anything!  AND, would think would just tip over when raised up??  I've used little JD's  and had them move around quite a bit, even with the outriggers and IT was a complete Scut tractor for weight.



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Posted December 07, 2014 - 12:22 PM

That ought to be a handy little machine for sure, I could really make a mess out of my yard with one of those. Nice deal.. :thumbs:



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Posted December 07, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Good for planting bulbs and such.


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 01:24 PM

Hard to believe that would STAY in place when digging anything!  AND, would think would just tip over when raised up??  I've used little JD's  and had them move around quite a bit, even with the outriggers and IT was a complete Scut tractor for weight.

Not sure if it's the same model or not:

 


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 02:18 PM

Very neat, Olde Deere#1 would have loved it. Have patience with me guys, but having those wheels going around while digging makes me nervous--- if it got off balance, even with the outriggers, and a wheel caught the ground, it could be scary!  And I'd sure like to see some weights on the back end somewhere, at least enough to counter act the weight of the loaded bucket extended. I may be chicken, but I'm still alive and chirping.


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 04:16 PM

I'd like to see a demo of it digging in undisturbed ground rather than in a pile of loose dirt dug up by the big machine in the background. With 3 ft wide mini excavators available I can't see where this machine would be a viable alternative exept in terms of cost. 


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 04:46 PM

I have seen them available to rent locally. I assumed you left them hooked up to your truck for stability as they have a hitch on them for towing.



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Posted December 07, 2014 - 05:36 PM

I'd like to see a demo of it digging in undisturbed ground rather than in a pile of loose dirt dug up by the big machine in the background. With 3 ft wide mini excavators available I can't see where this machine would be a viable alternative exept in terms of cost. 

 

This machine had mini excavators beat by about 30 years.


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Posted December 07, 2014 - 08:08 PM

That is interesting. I had red on the terra-Mite site that they first made units for the gravely to be used for digging graves . But had never seen one before.

Iowa being so far from their factory I have never seen their products up here.



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Posted December 08, 2014 - 02:27 AM

Wow that is cool It would be perfect for digging 4 foot footings I like it



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Posted December 08, 2014 - 06:34 AM

We had something like that at work , towable unit called DigIt , about that size . It was used mostly  for digging up  underground faults , but even then the soil might have been undisturbed for 30+ years . WE used different models through the year and they worked well were you wouldn't want to take a full size machine in someone's front yard . They now went with mini excavators  John Deere 27D



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Posted December 08, 2014 - 07:58 AM

Very neat, Olde Deere#1 would have loved it. Have patience with me guys, but having those wheels going around while digging makes me nervous--- if it got off balance, even with the outriggers, and a wheel caught the ground, it could be scary! 

The wheels turn just from drag of the gearcase. It's in nuetral. If the wheels hit the ground they would stop.


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Posted December 13, 2014 - 10:02 AM

There are quite a few posted on YouTube. Check them out.




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