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Forum: Industry Chat 18-07-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By Cartman
Re: Jcb fastrac

Totally agree with the comments on diesel usage, my customer had a 3185 Fastrac running on a low loader for a few years on red.Once he got caught and had to go onto clear it absolutely drank money....
Forum: Industry Chat 18-07-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By Cartman
Re: Jcb fastrac

So the fastrac is considered crap? What is considered good under 20k?


Well taking note of your proposed budget there's no point in telling you to get the latest and greatest Fendt then. I would...
Forum: Industry Chat 17-07-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By Cartman
Re: Jcb fastrac

This rather messy business will no doubt be informing VOSA's approach to Fastracs, low loaders and diggers going forward.
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Forum: Industry Chat 16-07-2018, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,142
Posted By Cartman
Re: Jcb fastrac

That's quite can of worms on all fronts, I have had the fastrac experience from the servicing/preparation point of view many years ago although only in Northern Ireland which has some differences...
Forum: Construction Equipment 01-06-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,147
Posted By Cartman
Re: Anyone beat 60k hours on a machine?

Only a water pump my A##e . 60K hours on one set of chains and sprockets, pull the other one. Do you see the starter motor and altenator lasting that long ? Jackanory boom boom.
Forum: General Business Issues 19-02-2018, 09:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,285
Posted By Cartman
Re: Charges for workshop radios

Most reputable factories (I work in one) pay it but I never heard of them going after many small businesses. Never heard of anybody being taken to court either. Once you start paying you can't very...
Forum: Technical Q&A 10-02-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,796
Posted By Cartman
Re: Radiator recore,plastic top?

I fitted a new one for a chap last year, same dilemma. As it was a machine he needed every day to feed his cows he bit the bullet and went for new. In theory a new core could be bonded to the tanks...
Forum: Construction Equipment 02-01-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,301
Posted By Cartman
Re: Hard life tree shear

I saw what I believe to be one working on an 8 tonne machine. The concept was ok but it was not strong enough to last in my opinion. The weakness was that little ram movement created a lot of grapple...
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-12-2017, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Cartman
Re: Adding proportional valve to Kubota kx080-3

Other options might well be prohibitively expensive. No doubt it could be done but I think you wouldn't want to spend mega bucks. I have added a proportional auxiliary section fitted to my old...
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-12-2017, 04:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Cartman
Re: Adding proportional valve to Kubota kx080-3

One possibility is to consider fitting an electric diverter valve for the grab function. Then when you push a button, the joystick will control the rotation instead while the button is held then...
Forum: Construction Equipment 03-11-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Cartman
Re: Lifting cert

I hope it isn't Chinese, otherwise if it's had one before just a question of approaching whoever issued it previously.
Forum: Technical Q&A 20-09-2017, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,735
Posted By Cartman
Re: 180 digger front axle

You will need to replace the seals in the axle as the way you allowed the hub to hang will have damaged them, to be honest your pictures are a textbook demonstration of how not to do it. The steering...
Forum: Construction Equipment 11-09-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,184
Posted By Cartman
Re: I-Dig systems 1D and 2D machine control.

I'm waiting on the reverse engineered Chinese rip off;).
Forum: Construction Equipment 04-09-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By Cartman
Re: Digging out a slatted tank

More or less the same problem we had, I know it goes against the grain but if you pulled the sheeting and timbers off at least the low part you cold dig it with your own digger. With the right tools...
Forum: Construction Equipment 03-09-2017, 10:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,184
Posted By Cartman
Re: I-Dig systems 1D and 2D machine control.

Very interesting, it has potential for drainage work. Only a matter of time until these sort of things come on a new machine I suppose. The one thing missing was the ? which is the decision point...
Forum: Construction Equipment 03-09-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By Cartman
Re: Digging out a slatted tank

I took a few pics of the one we did, from your shed dimensions it sounds as though it's more than one span and possibly like ours involves the dreaded "lean to" so hard to tell what obstructions you...
Forum: Construction Equipment 02-09-2017, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By Cartman
Re: Digging out a slatted tank

That's going to really slow you down, it could be worth tracking the floor in sections with a stihl saw the day before so you can chunk it out in big pieces as a smaller machine will eat up time...
Forum: Construction Equipment 02-09-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By Cartman
Re: Digging out a slatted tank

The job's perfectly do-able and not rocket science so don't be put off. Just giving you an idea of one way it was done. Some fecker had buried old trigger in the middle of ours and he stunk the damn...
Forum: Construction Equipment 02-09-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By Cartman
Re: Digging out a slatted tank

Reminiscing over the time we did it you will need to plan the after digging part too. We kept the ramp until the floor was in to near the ramp so the concrete could be carried in a dumper to the far...
Forum: Construction Equipment 02-09-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By Cartman
Re: Digging out a slatted tank

The tank we did was 90ft long with a 40 foot tee at the ramp end so I can assure you that your 65ft is do-able. Regarding the size of machine the reason we used an 8 ton Volvo on rubber tracks with...
Forum: Construction Equipment 02-09-2017, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,971
Posted By Cartman
Re: Digging out a slatted tank

We did one (of our own) a few years ago but with an 8 tonne machine, it's time consuming. We removed part of the roof (a few sheets of tin and a few wooden runners to get a place to raise the dipper...
Forum: Construction Equipment 07-06-2017, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By Cartman
Re: Tree shear opinions

Yes the overhanging branches might present issues but I intend to put it on an arm at least one metre long to get the timber away from the ram and pipework on the digger. They are made compact and...
Forum: Construction Equipment 07-06-2017, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By Cartman
Re: Tree shear opinions

The one I'm considering is the 300 which cuts around 30cm or just over one foot in diameter allegedly which would be fine for my purposes. Anything bigger the chainsaw will cope with. My budget would...
Forum: Construction Equipment 06-06-2017, 11:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By Cartman
Tree shear opinions

I'm contemplating buying a tree shear, initially I was going to buy a locally manufactured one like this:
http://www.brianscottengineering.co.uk/sub-products/tree-shear

but I saw one working...
Forum: Construction Equipment 27-04-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,109
Posted By Cartman
Re: Crazy gone to new heights?

Then there's the Paul Hogan 17 cent Solution popular in a lot of situations stateside.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FZSfJUZ7CM
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