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    http://www.versatileequipment.co.uk/...tachments.aspx

    Anybody use one of these? Sounds like it could do all the work of a swinger plus some 200 attachment options. Seems like an option to get all the utility of a decent farm tractor/construction site material handler plus an excellent bee mover.
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    Friend has one in Utah, check the load capability. His could only pick up one barrel at a time or one heavy pallet. Not designed to load trucks.

    Larry

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    http://www.avanttecno.com/web/engtyoll/Forkliftm.htm

    The mast option puts its lift capacity at about 1500 kilos (3,306.9 LBS) and is very much designed for loading trucks. There are many different models. My 76 Swinger Kubota diesel conversion can pick up about 1600 LBS and I believe some of the newer versions can pick up around 3000 LBS also. Seems very comparable; except maybe the price tag and one can plow and seed the pasture.

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    There are 2 pics of the Avant in action in this thread.
    Last edited by JBJ; 03-07-2009 at 02:42 PM.
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    Does it have side shift? That is a big advantage when loading trucks.
    Also, I believe the Hummerbee also has attachments, not sure how big of a selection.
    Where would one get these things? I come up with a dealer in Mexico but no where else in the Northern Hemisphere.
    Sheri

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    Not sure about the side shift, but a would be surprised if they overlooked that for the actual mast as opposed to the telescoping pallet forks. I made an inquiry about the side shift and dealers for the USA. Here is another brochure for the 600 series: http://www.avanttecno.com/web/engsal...nglantiwww.pdf

    I haven't found one for the 700 yet. Seems like an amazing machine.
    John B Jacob www.oldsolbees.com

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    Hey LSP, what unit did your friend have and did he have the mast or the pallet forks on the boom?
    John B Jacob www.oldsolbees.com

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