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Bit the bullet and bought a micro excavator today. Signed a purchase agreement what seems like a month ago and was told it was a 3 month lead time. Got a call on my birthday July 27 and said it was in but waiting on the buckets. 12", 16", and a 36" grading bucket.

Well the 16" came in so I went and picked it up. I work in very tight areas and lots of utilities are often underground. All in conduits inside the compounds. One of the nice things about the size is it doesn't have the power to yank 2" conduits out of the ground, well let's just say I'd feel it first before any real damage would occur. Yes I know about 811 but they won't locate inside the compounds because they are gated.

I have a much larger e35 that I'm looking into trading for a Bobcat Mt100 for carrying various cabinets and heavy items. I've maybe put 20 hrs on the e35 this year and that was mostly the new property clean up. Just don't use it enough to now justify two mini's.

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I'm still drooling over the E35. . . thank goodness you're in SC and distance will keep me out of trouble. . . I hope.
Its got bobcats depth check system on it too. Pretty neat if you have to have fall or dead level trench. Only used the system a handful of times.
 

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Good looking machine....I bet it will cut a 2" like warm butter....I recently ran a 35 it was a lot of machine for the package size...
The e35 would definitely pull it out and show it to ya. Nick named it the locator.
 

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Outstanding Big! Looks like a perfect tool for your use case! I want one!!!
Good looking machine....I bet it will cut a 2" like warm butter....I recently ran a 35 it was a lot of machine for the package size...
Nice machines! I have an E45 that I use on the farm but would love to have an E10 but the boss would use it to plant me if I brought another piece of equipment home.


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Nice looking machine. Congrats!

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you don't know what your missing till you get a mini ex.
This is 100 percent true. The joystick controls and ability to do multiple functions at once makes operating one so smooth. Love it.
 

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I’ve been dreaming of a mini ex. Our JD dealer has some in the lot occasionally from the rental fleet. Think one was a —15 and one was a —35. The 15 was tiny but I figure I could still do a lot with it. The 35 looks like a perfect size.
The 17g is the smallest JD makes. Comes in around 3800 lbs. Very nice machine and really a perfect size for around a small farm.
 

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My wife sometimes tells me jealousy is an emotion that doesn't suit me well. :ROFLMAO: :LOL:
 

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THAT IS A GREAT PICTURE. (y)
It made me chuckle a bit.

The rops on that micro cat and kubota are the same. In front, whereas the bobcat is in the rear. One of only a couple reasons why I went with the bobcat.
 

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I would like to see the video of it retracting and going thorough a 3'-0 door......
I'll try tomorrow through my man door on my shop.
 

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I had some spare time this evening for playing with my mini. Ahem excavator.

Here ya go @SulleyBear. Had very little to spare but I could have gone through all the way. After I folded the rops of course.

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Whoops!

After looking at the picture I realized I didn't have the tracks retracted all the way. Fits much better. Plenty of room

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Take it to my boys playroom and clean up with it :LOL: :LOL: :ROFLMAO:
 
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