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    Default Bobcat/Loaders

    What size or model of bobcat are beekeepers using for loading bees?

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    Default Re: Bobcat/Loaders

    In the recesses of my feeble mind I knew there was an answer to this question. This has been more hashed over than the age old question on how best to change a babies diaper.... Got thinking back 30 plus years ago when this issue first began to come up. All I can say is The answer is out there so find it... To all the old timers on Beesource who are 40 or older please check out the following youtube regarding my thoughts on this subject.......

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RclqsuLXlo

    sorry Red ..... Could not resist.... Get ready for a Swinger vs hummer vs bobcat debate...... Its in the cards..........

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    Default Re: Bobcat/Loaders

    A used Swinger or a Hummer would be ok if I could find one but everytime I type these words in to do a search all I get is porn sights. All though they are great innertainment they realy cut into my loading time.

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    Default Re: Bobcat/Loaders

    Allow me to offer some search tips.

    If you include the word "forklift" along with Swinger or Hummerbee, you will be more likely to get apiary related equipment. After all, presumably you don't really want a loader style Swinger, presumably you want one with forks.

    Just to prove search works, here's one ....
    http://www.machinio.com/listings/262...AS-GA-31533-US



    ... whether that price is affordable is a different issue ...
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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    Default Re: Bobcat/Loaders

    Have used the Hummerbee and Bobcats both have their advantages bobcat is more stable on ruff ground use the 753 bobcat, works good in tight places. Hummerbee needs alittle more room to operate.

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    Default Re: Bobcat/Loaders

    Got a used 751 a couple years ago. Put a mast on it last year. It is a reliable machine and I can pick up a tote of syrup just fine. Most of the guys I know run either s130 or s175. Either of those machines rigged with a mast will pick up a tote of syrup. If you don't run a mast you'll have to go with a s205 I believe to lift a syrup tote.

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