I know that there is a thread titled close to this on the SCUT section. So I thought that I would start one on the CUT section since that is what I have. I think there are more posters to the SCUT section of the forum then there are to the other sections so we will see what happens here. This may go nowhere. Maybe we can get some of the CUT members to start posting.
I got to try out my 990 with the 8B BH yesterday for the first time and also got to try out the Bro-Tek thumb that I ordered. I was running at about 1500 RPM and just doing a little digging and rock picking. This is the area I am going to put up a small Pole Barn to temporarily house the 990 and then it will become a wood shed and a storage shed after that. Once that is done then off we go to build a barn. All this stuff takes time. So below are some pictures and also a link to the same pictures and a couple of videos of me running the 8B with one of my sons in the background the other son was running the camera. You can see how rocky the place is (my father would affectionately call it a bone yard). One can also see that some of these rocks, or potatoes as I call them, are pretty big. I got a hold of one of them that had to be over 685 lbs because that is what the boom is rated on the 8B to be able to pick up and it could not do it. Thankfully the dipper is there and can do a little work as well.