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    Default swinger 100 vs 200

    If you had to take a swinger would it be the 100 or 200? Anyone have any specs on these two?
    Last edited by RAK; 12-30-2012 at 07:47 PM.

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    ultracrepidarian >> noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside of his expertise

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    As far as I understand the 100 and 200 are not the 1k and 2k.

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    I am not sure of your setup but the 200 is a little heavy for beekeepers and the 100 has a gas engine unless its been upgraded. If it has been upgraded then that would be the way to go. If you could find a 110 or a 1600 I think you would be better off.

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    Quote Originally Posted by RAK View Post
    If you had to take a swinger would it be the 100 or 200? Anyone have any specs on these two?
    I have been looking for an old Swinger for years and not been able to find an acceptable one. I am going to get a 1k this spring and just bite the bullet and get a "New" toy.

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    Eastside, how old did you want? http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ws...499180659.html
    And now for something a little different. http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/cs...452245810.html

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    Trevor, is the 100 a good machine?

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    I had a 100 for 10-12 years and it served me well. I bought it used from a fellow beekeeper and it actually appreciated in value. It had a gas engine (continental) that was sensitive to tune ups so I had it serviced very regularly. It was a nice compact unit that easily fit into tight quarters I deal with in my storage building. The lift capacity suffered a bit but I could lift most things except full totes of syrup. I suppose I could have added more weight to keep it from trying to tip but bought a new lift before that point.

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    Quote Originally Posted by RAK View Post
    Trevor, is the 100 a good machine?
    Ive seen one that was converted to diesel ,it looks like a great little machine.
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    forklift 006.jpg
    This a picture of my model 100 swinger. It has a Kubota diesel. It will pick up 2,000 lbs. but that's about the max. It's light to pull on a trailer and compact.

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    Looks like I need to get the 1k. I like the fact that its a 2 in 1 machine. Could come in handy with all the landscaping and building we do...

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    Quote Originally Posted by RAK View Post
    Looks like I need to get the 1k. I like the fact that its a 2 in 1 machine. Could come in handy with all the landscaping and building we do...
    http://www.nmc-wollard.com/specsheet...205-12-SML.pdf
    This one is actually less money than the 1K with the loader, but of course you only have a dedicated forklift. They claim about a 20 minute switchover time if you get both the mast and the loader but that adds about $7,000
    "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: swinger 100 vs 200

    Quote Originally Posted by jim lyon View Post
    http://www.nmc-wollard.com/specsheet...205-12-SML.pdf
    This one is actually less money than the 1K with the loader, but of course you only have a dedicated forklift. They claim about a 20 minute switchover time if you get both the mast and the loader but that adds about $7,000
    That's why I didn't buy a Swinger when I replaced my 100. Blew snow last weekend. Ran the forks in the blower, snapped the hydraulics together and took care of business, all from the comfort of a canvas cab that took 5 min to install. So easy even an old guy like me can do it!!!

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    How much does the trailer in Trevor's link above cost?


    Also wondering if it would haul a skid steer that weighs 5,400 lbs ?
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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    7 to 8 grand they have a 7000 lb axle

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Bee View Post
    How much does the trailer in Trevor's link above cost?


    Also wondering if it would haul a skid steer that weighs 5,400 lbs ?
    It cost $4700.00 with an 8000lb axle . Toughneck trailers in Zolpho Springs Fl ,he will make whatever you want and the quality is better than anything on the market.
    Clear Lake Wi. / Sebring Fl.

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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    Thanks Trevor! Sure is a nice looking trailer and would be easier to get around with instead of
    the car hauler type trailer that I use now. The car trailer does come in handy though for all the extra equipment/supers, etc and I usually leave 1-2 pallets of bees on the forks of the loader when I load up so I can haul more bees.
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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Mansell View Post
    It cost $4700.00 with an 8000lb axle . Toughneck trailers in Zolpho Springs
    Trevor could you please post a link to a website or a phone number for the place that makes the trailer I tried to google it and came up empty.

    Thanks James
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    Default Re: swinger 100 vs 200

    I think it is Zolfo Springs. But, having it built in FLA and shipping to OR would cost a fortune.

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