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Big Dog
08-22-2008, 01:15 PM
I'm thinking of purchasing a backhoe for the DK45S. I have a good bit of hoe work to do and I figure I'd have about 40% of the cost if I put the work out for hire. I need to run a 400' gas line from the well to the house, 250' for power to a planned new garage, 300' for sewerage from the new garage to the septic and a footer for a 40x48 garage. Hell after that list I may have more for hire cost ..... :pat:

I've done a little research but that won't cut it for me, I need to hear from the pros. I would only go with the sub-frame mount. I'm favoring a Woods.

California
08-22-2008, 04:09 PM
I wonder if a used mini-excavator (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=so&sbrftog=1&dfsp=3&catref=C6&from=R40&satitle=mini+excavator&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=ZIP%2FPostal&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&price=1&saprclo=1000&saprchi=8000&sadis1=100&fpos1=ZIP%2FPostal&lsot1=&fsop=3%26fsoo%3D2&sadis2=100&fpos2=ZIP%2FPostal&lsot2=), to be sold after the project is finished, might also be a solution.

Big Dog
08-22-2008, 05:58 PM
I wonder if a used mini-excavator (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=so&sbrftog=1&dfsp=3&catref=C6&from=R40&satitle=mini+excavator&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=ZIP%2FPostal&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&price=1&saprclo=1000&saprchi=8000&sadis1=100&fpos1=ZIP%2FPostal&lsot1=&fsop=3%26fsoo%3D2&sadis2=100&fpos2=ZIP%2FPostal&lsot2=), to be sold after the project is finished, might also be a solution.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ............ :brows:

OhioTC18
08-22-2008, 07:03 PM
I wonder if a used mini-excavator (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=so&sbrftog=1&dfsp=3&catref=C6&from=R40&satitle=mini+excavator&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=ZIP%2FPostal&sabfmts=1&saobfmts=insif&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&price=1&saprclo=1000&saprchi=8000&sadis1=100&fpos1=ZIP%2FPostal&lsot1=&fsop=3%26fsoo%3D2&sadis2=100&fpos2=ZIP%2FPostal&lsot2=), to be sold after the project is finished, might also be a solution.
I passed up on a backhoe and hired it done. The projects are adding up again. The mini is looking better every day.

PaulChristenson
08-22-2008, 08:45 PM
If you don't have to be below 5 feet...get a trencher...
http://www.swdistributing.com/gold/b04.html

GreenWannabe
08-23-2008, 05:38 PM
Since you went "Hmmmmm..." on the idea of a compact excavator, why not rent one for this job and try it out? Gives you an opportunity to get more familiar with one before buying, and time to decide if it is the right tool for you.

Good luck

Fred

Will
08-24-2008, 11:58 AM
Maybe I missed it, but what was your question ?

irwin
08-24-2008, 03:33 PM
I'm thinking of purchasing a backhoe for the DK45S. I have a good bit of hoe work to do and I figure I'd have about 40% of the cost if I put the work out for hire. I need to run a 400' gas line from the well to the house, 250' for power to a planned new garage, 300' for sewerage from the new garage to the septic and a footer for a 40x48 garage. Hell after that list I may have more for hire cost ..... :pat:

I've done a little research but that won't cut it for me, I need to hear from the pros. I would only go with the sub-frame mount. I'm favoring a Woods.

See what this guy put on his DK45.http://newlondon.craigslist.org/grd/764278389.html