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  1. #21
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    nugget... lol lol

    I looked into those a couple years ago, notice the nice smooth lawn to load on. These machine are not built for rough use.


    P.S. Jimmy, great come back. (nuggets) love this board.
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    I just thought it was kind of interesting especially since I spent a good part of my day yesterday fixing up trailer wiring. Didnt expect it to impress someone who is throughly invested in the "cult of the Swinger" though.
    "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!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jim lyon View Post
    "cult of the Swinger" though.
    HA.... funny thing, Tom mention, A close freind of mine barrowed the swinger 1K demo machine in the almonds for a few days. These guys place about 30 semi loads of bees. They also have (run) the same machine as you do Jimmy, they said at the end of the day, WOW next machine.... SWINGER 1K.
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  4. #24
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Kieth ,
    Why did you chose the Swinger over the Hummerbee?
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

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

    Trevor, If you have not had a chance to jump on a 1K machine try to, they are the smoothest ride in town. There quite, more leg room, more power, more lift, flat out better built, easyer to maintance. Oh, I think $$$ cheaper too. This choice is a no brainer.
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  6. #26
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Ive never seen one in person ,only in pictures. They just look allot bigger . I just haven't heard of many people going to them. I was just wondering how they stack up against the Hummerbee. I personally use a Bobcat ,Im thinking of changing because of the sand in Fl.
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

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

    Hey Trevor they are Made in Eau Claire you could just stop by and look at one there. Only hour or so from Clear Lake
    Columbia City, Indiana

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

    I really didn't want to bee off topic, (Bobcat vs Hummerbee) but since my friend, Keith beat me to it:
    If a forklift cannot do at least 60 MPH back to the truck, I have no use for it.
    12 MPH, ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!!
    No thanks to Swinger, Hummerbee or Bobcat from me.
    Time is money; I need a real forklift, and NO TRAILER!

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    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!!!!!!!!

    60 MPH? So, when you hit that one good bump the hive catapult over the cab instead of into your lap? What's your hurry? I guess y'all must have 4 or 5 semis to load before midnight?
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    nothing like reading these post at 4:30 in the morning. lol

    Best way to start the day.
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    Default Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    I hear ya, I'm gonna be nocturnal starting tomorrow, the bees are rolling north.
    "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!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryVanderpool View Post
    I really didn't want to bee off topic, (Bobcat vs Hummerbee) but since my friend, Keith beat me to it:
    If a forklift cannot do at least 60 MPH back to the truck, I have no use for it.
    12 MPH, ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!!
    No thanks to Swinger, Hummerbee or Bobcat from me.
    Time is money; I need a real forklift, and NO TRAILER!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...TheGrabber.jpg
    I personally have a rule that my forklift shouldn't weigh more than my truck, Its just me call me crazy whatever thats just my rule.
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

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

    Trevor, sounds like you need a bigger truck. :-)
    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

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

    My trucks are plenty big enough , but Im just moving pallets of bees not pallets of sod. Look at the size of the mast on that thing! It reminds me of one of those military forklifts .
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

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

    The Grabber weighs in at about HALF the weight of a Bobcat and trailer.
    So don't use weight as an excuse to dilly-dally and lollygag around on a slow poke forklift!
    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!!!!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryVanderpool View Post
    So don't use weight as an excuse to dilly-dally and lollygag around on a slow poke forklift!
    Have you got any video's of that thing in action?
    I am holding on to the hope I have inside... Kutless

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Jarrett View Post
    nugget... lol lol

    I looked into those a couple years ago, notice the nice smooth lawn to load on. These machine are not built for rough use.

    P.S. Jimmy, great come back. (nuggets) love this board.
    I am sold on I need a swinger. But, wifey and checkbook are not so sold yet. So I figured for 5k I could get through this season and then have a toy to play with next year. Kind of thought it was way too cheap to be true. If I have good Almonds I should be able to buy it for next season.

    I met Keith and played on his also and it rocks. I want one so bad I can taste it. But, just spent 25k in bee's and boxes going to spend 10 on a truck next month etc so another 35 is not what the wife planned for us this year. I think she wants so see some income come in first. Imagine that.? Who does she think she is.?

    Now Harrys rocks but, I think it is a custom job so don't think I can get one off the shelf. But really like the lack of trailer.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    60 MPH? So, when you hit that one good bump the hive catapult over the cab instead of into your lap? What's your hurry? I guess y'all must have 4 or 5 semis to load before midnight?
    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.
    "Mmmmm...... I love the smell of Foundation in the morning."

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

    Quote Originally Posted by HarryVanderpool View Post
    The Grabber weighs in at about HALF the weight of a Bobcat and trailer.
    So don't use weight as an excuse to dilly-dally and lollygag around on a slow poke forklift!
    I don't know how much that thing weighs, but it looks a little more than 3500lbs.
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

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