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Post by ColdHouse » Tue. Jun. 20, 2023 12:48 am

Plan on doing lots of landscaping and reengineering my property.
I have some seasonal or mind of its own water issues from the ledge behind me. I don't really think it is related to rain, I remember having strong flowing water when it hadn't or barely rained for weeks.
Anyway plan to put in some french drains and redirect the water into one or more ponds incorporating water falls, swimming pool/pond. Hoping for some nice landscaping.
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Post by Hambden Bob » Tue. Jun. 20, 2023 8:56 am

Good Show,And Real Handy Too..!! Baseline Your Filters & Fluids,And Take It From There..!!

 
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Post by CoalHeat » Fri. Jun. 23, 2023 9:10 am

Nice machine! Very handy to have around.

 
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Post by Rob R. » Fri. Jun. 23, 2023 10:15 am

That size machine is extremely popular because it can be easily moved with a pickup and trailer. Good advice on making sure the maintenance is caught up.

I prefer larger machines in terms of bang for the buck, but that Bobcat is perfect for what you have in mind.


 
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Post by waytomany?s » Fri. Jun. 23, 2023 11:26 am

Rob R. wrote:
Fri. Jun. 23, 2023 10:15 am
That size machine is extremely popular because it can be easily moved with a pickup and trailer. Good advice on making sure the maintenance is caught up.

I prefer larger machines in terms of bang for the buck, but that Bobcat is perfect for what you have in mind.
If it's 8000# dry, by the time you fill with fuel and load on a decent trailer you're overloaded in NY. You would need a CDL. Most half tons would be too small as well.

 
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Post by Rob R. » Fri. Jun. 23, 2023 11:57 am

My point was you don’t need a tractor & lowboy. If not moving the machine frequently it is a moot point.

 
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Post by waytomany?s » Fri. Jun. 23, 2023 12:04 pm

Rob R. wrote:
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My point was you don’t need a tractor & lowboy. If not moving the machine frequently it is a moot point.
Very true.

 
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Post by nut » Fri. Jun. 23, 2023 12:31 pm

With a machine that size you better not have a lot of large rocks or many tree roots.


 
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Post by davidmcbeth3 » Fri. Jun. 23, 2023 12:44 pm

ColdHouse wrote:
Tue. Jun. 20, 2023 12:48 am

Anyway plan to put in some french drains and redirect the water into one or more ponds incorporating water falls, swimming pool/pond. <snip>
Into existing waterways ? Dealing with any type of waterway requires legal advice. Very complicated, too much for the coal forum.

Nice Bobcat.

 
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Post by ColdHouse » Fri. Jun. 23, 2023 2:18 pm

waytomany?s wrote:
Fri. Jun. 23, 2023 11:26 am
If it's 8000# dry, by the time you fill with fuel and load on a decent trailer you're overloaded in NY. You would need a CDL. Most half tons would be too small as well.
No CDL required if not doing for hire or commercially.

 
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Post by davidmcbeth3 » Sat. Jun. 24, 2023 3:10 pm



100% safe and effective.

Also, roll windows up and its good enough to go down and see the Titanic.

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