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  1. #1
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    Default LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    My Bobby... good little worker... just kinda old.



    bobcat.jpg

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    was reaching and seen oblib beat me to it
    Dwayne.S
    Westmoreland N.Y.

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    dbest: gotta love the old 610. was our first bobcat in 1982 and to this day was my dads favorite machine. had a swinger before that and couldnt stand it. tried a new swinger in 1997 and still couldnt do anything with that machine. only reason we got rid of the old 610 is we had it overhauled and had nothing but motor problems after that. so i suppose i am gonna hear some crap for being a die-hard bobcat man lol
    Greg Stahlman; Stahlman Apiaries Inc.

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    I used to love my 610, right up until I got a swinger. We have 6 610's 4 that run at any one given time. My dad couldn't run the swinger to save himself.
    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    No crap from me Greg, nothing faster loading and unloading in a good smooth loading area than a bobcat with "crazy wheel", though you do have to be careful since you are blind behind you. There is definitely a learning curve adapting to a swinger/hummer type of wheeled loader for sure, I was pretty frustrated the first few hours myself but now I Have advanced from being really bad up to just bad.. Hey odlib I used that same method myself for years, and it is a lot cheaper, at least if you aren't factoring in chiropractic costs.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    Your not blind behind you with a 610. I think you can see better than with a swinger.
    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!







    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    Looks pretty heavy.
    Mark Berninghausen "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    Is that bad?
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    Bad? Maybe. Maybe not. Apparently he tows it around w/out a trailer. But can he tow it 1,000 miles? Also seems bigger and heavier than necassary. But maybe it isn't. I'd like to see it in action.
    Mark Berninghausen "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    Yeah, no trailer cost and it looks like a top notch rig.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    Looks fast Harry. Dual exhaust too.
    Great for those long runs down the orchard.
    Here's mine(not as fast or pretty), but after dragging it over logging roads a few years cant expect too much.

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...1241Medium.jpg

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    He probably trailers it for a long haul.I use a car trailer for mine if it has to go along way, but for local moves I just back it up to the pintle hitch.Takes about 3 minutes to hook up and go.

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    What does that thing weigh?
    Mark Berninghausen "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    I would love to see a video of one of those things in action. Bet there is one on here somewhere.....

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    You know, it is fast. It has a Ford 351 Winsor 4bbl.
    If you are rocketing around, it burns 5 gallons per hour!
    If you look at the pic of the gauges you will see a speedo and tach.
    It will go as fast as you want to go, but I put a 2000 rpm limit on my lead foot due to the fact that there is a hydrulic pump running off of the crank and shouldn't be ran much faster than that.
    And 2000rpm is 60mph; that is fast enough. Seems like I do a lot of 40 - 45 mph on smooth runs back to the truck.
    Mike is right, the dead-head empty runs, gliding back to the truck really highlight the advantages of this type of rig.
    No dilly-dallying around.
    But there is another kind of fast that Mike spoke of which is a big time saver as well:
    When you are done loading, you just start lowering your tow bar and drop it righ on the pindle from the drivers sead.
    Pop the transfer case and tranny in neutral,
    lock pindle lever, plug in the lights, safety chains, and breakaway and off you go.
    When you arrive, unhook lights, chains, breakaway, pindle lever. Get in the seat, fire engine, pindle up (hydraulic) and go for it!
    And did I mention FUN!!!

    Hey Mike; tell us about your clamp.
    That is the next thing I want to do.
    Do you have any pics of the clamp arrangement?
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    is it really faster than using a tilt trailer? it take maybe 30 sec to get my loader off the trailer and about 30sec to have it on and tied down. I can definitely see where it would be nice for long runs down the orchard.

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    Default Re: LOADERS! post a pic of your forklift or whatever you use!

    Well the clamp is a pain until you NEED it.Some of my yards are pretty rough(rocks and holes) that will shake hives right off the pallets without the clamp.Just remember to raise it up before backing away from the truck
    It slides up and down and has a pin and hole for various heights adjustments. It can be taken off in a minute.

    A guy in Orland built a bunch of these years ago for the local pollinators. Then they all got rich and went to swingers/hummers lol.

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