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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ScoutBee View Post
    I don't think you drive 60 with a load of hives. It's for when you are making the trip back to the truck empty.
    UM...I go well over most of the speed limits loaded...I thought everyone did. Its 4am and I have a big load of "don't pull me over".
    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

  2. #42
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    On your loader?
    Mark Berninghausen
    The answers are the end. The questions are the journey. Journey on.



  3. #43
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by dbest View Post
    UM...I go well over most of the speed limits loaded...I thought everyone did. Its 4am and I have a big load of "don't pull me over".
    You are really not understanding this are you?
    "Mmmmm...... I love the smell of Foundation in the morning."

  4. #44
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    More pis of 1K





    http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s...Swinger001.jpg

    Today I was moving my 53 ft van with the 1K, don't think it would have gotten done with a wanna Bee loader.
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  5. #45
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Mansell View Post
    I don't know how much that thing weighs, but it looks a little more than 3500lbs.
    Thank you, Trevor for the compliment. It is "heavy duty" but not heavy. Thats called engineering.
    I am aware that some fabricator's solution to all problems is to throw more steel at it. Not me.
    And did you notice the wide track? While most apiary forklifts are way too tippy; just try to roll this rig. Give it your best shot.
    You would have to veer off the side of the road over an embankment to roll the Grabber.
    There is a story floating around about a local beekeeper that unloaded his brand new articulated forklift in his driveway which was on an incline and rolled it on its side within 20 feet of the trailer due to the incline and tippiness of his brand new rig.
    A forklift with a wide track and very low center of gravity serves the beekeeper very well!
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    FYI, Bobcat has some articulated wheel machines, which make for a smoother turn less rutting things up.

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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by BMAC View Post
    1 more thing I have to add is skidsteers DONT come with ag tires and are easily stuck.
    I run with both Bobcats (skidsteer) and Hummerbees. All of my Bobcats are fitted with 18" wide tires that help "float" on soft ground. With this set up, it's not easy to get stuck and if you do it's likely to get many other machines in the same predicament. While the 18's are not as aggressive as the tires on the other forklifts, they do the job well.

  8. #48
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Off topic a bit, but does anyone know the 'legality' of towing the towable lifts (like Harrys) in California?

  9. #49
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Hey Mike, didn't Pat H. run the same, at one time?
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  10. #50
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Yo Keith. I'll see your Swinger and raise you a Gehl. This sucker will pick up your loaded Swinger without a problem. Check out the price and the location. Less than you may have paid.
    http://www.machinerytrader.com/listi...?OHID=8027787&
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

  11. #51
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Jarrett View Post
    Hey Mike, didn't Pat H. run the same, at one time?
    I got one of his old ones built from a chevy luv 4wd. Picked up another one built from a Nissan 4wd.
    I saw several others being towed around during almonds ,so they are still being used. I like towing them locally rather than trailering, but never was sure about how legal that is. Maybe the cops dont know either.

  12. #52
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Mike, I am aquainted with a beekeeper in Glenn CA that has 5 towables. 3 Nissans and 2 double fork monsters made from Ford one tons. They do a lot of buisness loading and unloading and placing. None of their towables are licenced.
    They have been in business for several years. Doesn't mean that's legal, but they are all over your area during almonds, unlicenced.
    In Oregon, we licence ours as "Fixed Load Trailers" for one very good reason:
    In Oregon, A fixed load trailer does not apply to your GCVW. This means that you can load your truck to the very last gram of it's licenced capacity AND tow the forklift. Or, if you are busted for overweight, the forklift is not part of the equasion.
    Goofy, but we'll take whatever we can get!
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the info,Harry. I bet the double fork monster is fun, especially if you hit a bump!
    Guess I will just keep on doing what I'm doing, and not worry about it till someone says different. I like the Oregon law.That would be helpful.

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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jim lyon View Post
    I'll see your Swinger and raise you a Gehl.
    Ha... she a beast. Machinery trader... That's one right out of DBest page.
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Jarrett View Post
    Ha... she a beast. Machinery trader... That's one right out of DBest page.
    I figured you ran down to Santa Barbara and picked it up already. Throw a double set of pallet forks on that sucker and you could have ole Paul loaded with sub before he could even get his ropes untangled.
    "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: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...7/IMG_0247.jpg
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v5...7/IMG_0244.jpg
    Wollard makes equipment for the military ,not just our military either. I don't see how you can compare the Hummerbee to the Swinger, the Swinger is such a better built piece of equipment.
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    did you get one Trevor?

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    Big Grin Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    [QUOTE=Trevor Mansell;816359 I don't see how you can compare the Hummerbee to the Swinger, the Swinger is such a better built piece of equipment.[/QUOTE]

    HHmmm, Jimmy... you hear that?
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    I know the swinger dosen't come in different colors, but when you look at the axels ,the articulation joint ,the thickness of the steel . The thing is built to last. Again I am not trying to pick on the Hummerbee but its basically a 30 year old design . Im only giving my 2 cents because I was going to buy a Hummerbee until I looked at the Swinger, and would advise anybody thinking about a new loader to take a good look at the Swinger.
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

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    Thumbs Up Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Mansell View Post
    and would advise anybody thinking about a new loader to take a good look at the Swinger.
    Well said Trevor, congrats on your new 1K machine.
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