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Old 02-08-2017, 08:36 PM
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Pulled the Joystick on this a couple of weeks last year

Moved the masses 37m by turning around
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:00 PM
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Drag line is best but easier said than done to drive one needs serious skill so think I think I would go the vc 20 route if you can find one.i learnt on a priestman 90 rubber duck
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Old 02-08-2017, 11:41 PM
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Drag line is best but easier said than done to drive one needs serious skill so think I think I would go the vc 20 route if you can find one.i learnt on a priestman 90 rubber duck
doesn't take that long to get you head around .... becoming an aficionado takes a bit more practice
Haul yer fair lead/drag in, let her go and drop yer winch out just before she reaches full swing,
catch the winch wire and haul in the fairlead/drag, easing the winch out as she comes back, 'til you want to pick the box out;
hold the winch brake pedal and up she comes, easing the winch as required.

Swing around and tip below the cathead, by easing the fairlead/drag out, haul in, come around and go again
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Old 04-08-2017, 02:52 PM
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All I can add is that I have a JCB 818 with 15m reach, and in my view an 18t machine isn't heavy enough for such a stretch.

I would guess you won't find anything more planted than a VC20: they don't make em like they used to.
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Old 04-08-2017, 08:47 PM
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We have been hiring a Komatsu PC210LC with a 15m reach and that seems pretty stable. Very smooth hydraulics, nice machine in general apart from the quick hitch.
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:40 AM
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There's a 38rb for auction at ANM thainstone tomorrow.
http://www.anmarts.co.uk/event-details.cfm/eID/260

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I do tend to agree with you ... looks a little small, but googled 38s and this came up as a 38 ??

this is deffo a 38



and here's a 30




OOOOPS!!!
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:53 AM
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There's a 38rb for auction at ANM thainstone tomorrow.
http://www.anmarts.co.uk/event-details.cfm/eID/260
nice ..... but that's the wimp's model .... air controls
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Old 05-10-2017, 09:20 PM
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Last 38 I worked with was all air operated controls.
Loading trucks in a quarry.
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Old 05-10-2017, 10:57 PM
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Don't know what the parts availability will be of a VC20 but they might also be better suited tough-ish digging conditions with it's rope crowd system. The 290 won't have the best digging forces and a lot smaller bucket capacity. And sadly with the demise of the 'VC' system the only other way to counter the smaller bucket and decreased digging forces is to go bigger. I ran a John Deere/Hitachi 850 long reach a couple years ago at an oil sands operation and I quite liked it. But if that's not an option there is nothing wrong with a dragline I know a young fella that's running one of the newer Liebherr hydraulic draglines in a gravel operation.
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