Mining Kubota

ItBmine

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RTV's even go under ground. I wanted to show the Kubota manipulator/forklift too, but I can't find the pics I took. It's an R series converted wheel loader.
 

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Oldpath

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Looks like it's on top of ground to me.
(Kubota manipulator/forklift) Oh no I'm gonna have to look that up, maybe I can find your picture......
 

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It was, then it went under. The rest of the crew vehicles are Toyota Landcruiser pickups.

I'll take more pics of the manipulator. But it is this, exactly.
 

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Very few pictures of that Kubota manipulator online and no one on youtube using it and I thought everything was on youtube. But I can picture it be used or even handy for changing big tractor tires out in the wild, even my small loaded rear tires are a handful on a flat garage floor.
So is that your fork manipulator in the picture?
 

ItBmine

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Found the other pic I had from when the mechanic used it when we had to remove a fork from my loader to repair the lock.

It's interesting that all the companies that make custom mining application small units, start with Kubota's and Toyota pickups that aren't available in North America.
And I've heard those Toyota's are not cheap. I heard around the hundred grand mark. They have 128 h.p. diesel's, manual transmissions and use GMC/Chev rims.
 

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I used to make regular trips to Iron Mountain near slippery rock PA. Miles and miles of roads in an old limestone mine. they store media and documents there. Anything a company wants to keep safe and off site. I saw a couple RTV's up there but they also had a couple of everything else on the market. Huge place. An awesome place to tour.
 

Oldpath

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That Toyota dont look like any Toyota I ever seen, and at a 100k, why is it so freeken high?
I heard anyone who works at a mine with a Cat 330CG can go out next year, or maybe year after that or at least by 2025 and get a Power Stroke F250 fully loaded with $$$ left over for a happy meal
 

ItBmine

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"I heard anyone who works at a mine with a Cat 330CG can go out next year, or maybe year after that or at least by 2025 and get a Power Stroke F250 fully loaded with $$$ left over for a happy meal"

No, just an F150 and some Kubota's. LOL

Already had the F550 Powerlemon, don't need another. LOL
 

ItBmine

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They're all nice but I had Ford bred into me since I was born.
I have switched brands when my local dealers p'd me off but I'm back to Ford's again.

They all break. Pick the one you are comfortable in

Love my new F150 5.0 litre though. It is easier on gas than my VW Tiguan 2.0 turbo with that 10 speed trans. And still has 400 horsepower.
It's funny to think this long box supercab truck would smoke my old Mach 1 Mustang on a drag strip. lol
They've come a long way in performance though I still like old stuff.
 
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