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Old 02-08-2017, 07:11 AM
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Default Long reach excavators

I'm looking at buying a long reach either a priestman Vc20 20

Or I see on eBay a hitachi Zaxis 290

Any thoughts re this
For sand and gravel works

Will the hitachi have the digging power of the old priestman and the stability

I had a vc 15 before and miss the old girl

Any advice or info would be appriciated

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Old 02-08-2017, 02:03 PM
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Default Re: Long reach excavators

VC15 will have far better stability and be more stable on the edge of the dig due to the nature of the VC System.

VC20 is (to memory 40 odd ton) and a 290 long reach will be about 36t with the LR Boom. Would think a bigger bucket on the VC20. But I would guess slightly slower cycle times.
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get yerself a 38 RB and learn to drive a dragline

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get yerself a 38 RB and learn to drive a dragline
Surprisingly probably the most cost effective, reliable and safe way to extract "Wet" gravel

Don't get the same issues as with a Hydraulic machine (I.e Ram's getting scored and Pin linkages wearing out)
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Surprisingly probably the most cost effective, reliable and safe way to extract "Wet" gravel

Don't get the same issues as with a Hydraulic machine (I.e Ram's getting scored and Pin linkages wearing out)
No question IMHDO Rory and look at the reach when you 'cast'
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get yerself a 38 RB and learn to drive a dragline
That's a real machine, none of this soft air conditioned luxury. I'm assuming long levers as well. Like to have a go.
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get yerself a 38 RB and learn to drive a dragline

is he fishing?
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I think that is a 30 not a 38.
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I think that is a 30 not a 38.
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




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That's a real machine, none of this soft air conditioned luxury. I'm assuming long levers as well. Like to have a go.
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operated a 22 Gra .. manual / long lever ...... great tool, but you'd know you'd done a day in it .....
never had a chance at a 30 or a 38 .As I've said several times before .... my first ever seat/saddle was a 10RB ... at 14 and loved it
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