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Posted: 24 Nov. 2016,21:17 QUOTE

Our 30+yr old Bobcat is too valuable to me to lose in the event of a breakdown so I'm about the press the button on this beauty.



Bobcat T650 with Hi-Flow hydraulics, auxiliary hydraulic circuit, SJC joystick control, air conditioned pressurised cab

Powerful enough to run a 600mm+ planer too....now to save for that


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Posted: 25 Nov. 2016,18:37 QUOTE

Ooooo! Smart bit of kit! Hope it stays clean!
How many hours has your current one done?


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Posted: 26 Nov. 2016,14:04 QUOTE

I think it's 10,000hrs+ and one of my blokes must have driven it for 75% of those!

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Posted: 26 Nov. 2016,15:40 QUOTE

Wow!
I used to have a bobcat. Great until a hydraulic pipe went that was almost impossible to get at. 5 hour job to replace it as so many other things to remove to get at it.
sold it and got an avant in the end, it could lift more weight than the bobcat, and had more attachments.
that said, these new bobcats are much improved


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Posted: 26 Dec. 2016,13:21 QUOTE

Happy Christmas to me........new 24" planer attachment arriving in early January





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Posted: 27 Dec. 2016,11:39 QUOTE

Blimey dave, thats some serious kit! What sqm per hour can that planer do? Is it just for repairing potholes and worn areas, or can you strip footpaths?

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Posted: 28 Dec. 2016,15:26 QUOTE

No it's not just for pothole repairs, I need to to plane off 400m2 a day or so, depends how hard the surfacing is etc.

I don't tend to get involved with footpath resurfacing, it's more driveways, car parks, industrial areas etc

It would achieve this type of work, but in this case I had to hire-in a planer to do it in the time allowed.



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Posted: 28 Dec. 2016,15:31 QUOTE

It means I can carry out work like this in-house rather than hired-in plant and labour.



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Posted: 28 Dec. 2016,16:31 QUOTE

Presumably the planer leaves the stuff on the ground that you then have to clear up with a sweeper?

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Posted: 29 Dec. 2016,17:49 QUOTE

Yes, my new one will just leave it on the deck but I tend to use the grading bucket on my excavator to load away the biggest part of the planings just leaving the loose dusty stuff to sweep up with our bucket brush that goes on the front of the Bobcat.

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