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Author: Subject: Mini digger advise required
mark chandler

posted on 23/7/13 at 06:08 PM Reply With Quote
Mini digger advise required

Hello chaps

I want to landscape my garden, put up a big shed and dig a little pond at at my age stuff digging by hand.

Looking on eBay I see a few mini diggers between the 2,500 - 3000 so the plan is to purchase, work at my leisure then sell on.

Anyway there is something that looks ideal, a powerfab 180c as its light so will go on my trailer, narrow so will fit through the gate and but is it good value ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111117260825?_trksid=p5197.c0.m619

But then a bigger one like this just looks much better

http://www.friday-ad.co.uk/hatfield/farming-and-livestock-for-sale/equipment-machinery/diggers/kubota-kx36-3-2005-3000-YI303D5C2

Downside is its weight and size.

Has anyone got experience of the little powerfab or has something for sale that would suit me?

Cheers Mark

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designer

posted on 23/7/13 at 06:26 PM Reply With Quote
Why not just hire one for a day?

Be cheaper than collecting one.

[Edited on 23-7-13 by designer]

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matt_gsxr

posted on 23/7/13 at 06:42 PM Reply With Quote
I rented one of those Kubota ones for a weekend (about 90). Amazing how quick you can dig trenches and stuff.

Renting made a lot of sense.

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MkII

posted on 23/7/13 at 06:42 PM Reply With Quote
I'd go for the kubota if I had to choose between the two much more capable machine easier to resell and easier to get parts should you need them.
Totally agree with what designer said.
Mark.

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mark chandler

posted on 23/7/13 at 06:45 PM Reply With Quote
Have. You never wanted a digger?

Okay, hire is possible but I have maybe 10 days work over 6 months so would be paying 1000 to hire and get pushed for time, this way it's my own pace.

Buy and sell on has got to be cheaper, the old one is very simple without a 360 table so less to go wrong.

Regards Mark

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coozer

posted on 23/7/13 at 06:46 PM Reply With Quote
I'd be tempted (have been in the past) to buy one, then dig everything into something else and dig it all back again, and again.. then you have a crane, a tow machine, a log splitter etc etc..

However, if your not like me just hire one, see how you go with it and then you'll know if you want to buy one





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mark chandler

posted on 23/7/13 at 06:59 PM Reply With Quote
I have hired one and did just that over a weekend, had no real plan so dug the hell out of my garden then used the blade to shove it all back

So to justify... It's easy

Footings for 6m x4m shed in clay

Footings for 50' dwarf garden wall

Section and block raised area for veg garden to keep everyone happy

Dig pond

Dig footings for 30' patio and 20' path by house

The list keeps growing

Also concerned cheap = stolen......

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mark chandler

posted on 23/7/13 at 07:03 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by coozer
I'd be tempted (have been in the past) to buy one, then dig everything into something else and dig it all back again, and again.. then you have a crane, a tow machine, a log splitter etc etc..

However, if your not like me just hire one, see how you go with it and then you'll know if you want to buy one


Correction

You know you want to buy. Remove "if"

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MkII

posted on 23/7/13 at 07:06 PM Reply With Quote
The lack of 360 slew should be a reason not to buy it + the two things you need to dig are weight and power the smaller machine has neither.as for have I never wanted a digger, I've got 3 of varying sizes but the novelty has worn off now.
The kx36 in the ad seems very cheap check it out carefully and make sure it belongs to the person selling it!
Mark.


[Edited on 23/7/13 by MkII]

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coozer

posted on 23/7/13 at 07:31 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MkII
check it out carefully and make sure it belongs to the person selling it!
Mark.


[Edited on 23/7/13 by MkII]


Good point, there's plenty go missing form sites. Hire one!





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Daddylonglegs

posted on 23/7/13 at 08:08 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mark chandler
Have. You never wanted a digger?


Damn right! Boys Toys or what!! Always wanted to play with one of them things





It looks like the Midget is winning at the moment......

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JoelP

posted on 23/7/13 at 08:44 PM Reply With Quote
When I needed to do a garden, I hired one with a driver. It was a 3 tonne machine, and was amazing what it could do. We'd finished by 2pm!





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