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Old 10-01-2007, 05:48 PM
 
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Crawler looks like a rental! (NationsRent)
Keen eye Talrick.

I have owned them and rented them. I like renting them better. No repairs to worry about. No truck or trailer to haul it needed either. You need big bucks to have that set up these days. Renting it is a better deal. They just deliver it right to yore front driveway.



If you rent them by the week it is a lot cheaper than hiring out. And you can work at your own speed and dont have to worry about the operator lollygagging and milking the job for max hours.

If you rent them for a day, always do it on the weekend. You still only get 8 hours on the hour meter, but you can take your time as you got two days before pickup.
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Old 10-01-2007, 05:56 PM
 
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Gots some ponds on this place too, MyhomeisOcala

Had a wet spot that was fed by a seasonal spring so I rented the big Case and it did the job.

Here is one of the ponds this winter when the water was high:





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Old 10-01-2007, 06:00 PM
 
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NICE, Wacahootaman! I bet "The Queen of your Double Wide Trailer" shore is happy now! (If ya don't have one of them, ya could always go woo her away from Earl, the "Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench"...
Yep wif her pollyaster curtins and her redwood deck She wuz the one who insisted I get the Classic Elvis Model fer status.

You wasnt a crew chief on a Herkey Bird by any chance wuz ya?
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:12 PM
 
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heck I ask the guy at the nursery all the time if I can drive the front loader.

I once drove my grandpas JD combine in the wheat field many years ago

I would love a riding mower but since my mower vs irrigation well pump incident last week hubby said "yeah right" lol


so can I come to your house and drive your very cool looking crawler !!!!

karla

Karla, come up to Marion County fer Dozer Day. The Cat Dealer shows off all his toys then and they let kids ride em and maybe even some bigger young uns too.

I think it happens in the spring.
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:15 PM
 
Location: southern california
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Aint got no drive way yet.

It is 1300 feet across a hilltop. pasture frum the homesite to the blacktop. The sod is rite healthy and thick so it supports the big trucks no problem. It would take at least 10 inches of rain on that hill top for me to have problems with access.



Durn county is gonna require me to pour a concrete pad were the diveway meets the blacktop tho. It is gonna be 3 inspections and a hundered dollars fer the inspecitin fees, not countin the cost of the ceement!

Grrrrr! Durn County is worse than the Mafia these days

The home site is atop a high hill,. wif a 180 degree lookin down on lower pasture. I am trimming back some of the trees to increase the view. When the front porch is added on, I'm gonna sit in my glider drinking a beer and watching the turkeys and deer mingle wif the cows down below.

Here is part of the view of that lower pasture that I am opening up by trimming off some limbs;

works for me how much.
stephen s
san diego ca
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Ocala area in Central FL
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What a Great time you must have! I would crank up some Trailer Park Troubadors rockavillie music and have a big bon fire and BBQ at that place!

Again, you are living the good life!!!

We have one pond that dries up (turns a bit marshy) in the fall/winter and the deer love to graze there! (good hunting!! MMmmmmm)
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Old 10-01-2007, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Heartland Florida
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Keen eye Talrick.

I have owned them and rented them. I like renting them better. No repairs to worry about. No truck or trailer to haul it needed either. You need big bucks to have that set up these days. Renting it is a better deal. They just deliver it right to yore front driveway.



If you rent them by the week it is a lot cheaper than hiring out. And you can work at your own speed and dont have to worry about the operator lollygagging and milking the job for max hours.

If you rent them for a day, always do it on the weekend. You still only get 8 hours on the hour meter, but you can take your time as you got two days before pickup.
Yes I had an old Cat with cable operated blade, I used when I lived in Homestead. Also have run the rentals for friends, because the local owner/operators were jerks. So tall Rick volunteers to do the job, while friends pay the rent. Even graded the neighborhood dirt road, with everyone pitching in for the fuel and fill. All free labor from me, I am just too nice!

I got my Cat for free because the tranny was toast. Many months later and plenty of time on the lathe and milling machine my own crawler was ready and I used it to build my house. Also cleared two neighbor's lots and pulled out several trees to replant at my place. Renting sure is better, my dozer was rusting in this salt air, so I had to take it apart! It's under a tarp below my living room now!
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:05 PM
 
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Grrrrr! Durn County is worse than the Mafia these days
Hehe, good one, Wacahoot! I can so relate to that

Btw - did I miss something? Where is it located?
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Old 10-01-2007, 08:16 PM
 
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Congratulations! Have fun and enjoy your new home!
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Old 10-02-2007, 04:54 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Karla, come up to Marion County fer Dozer Day. The Cat Dealer shows off all his toys then and they let kids ride em and maybe even some bigger young uns too.

I think it happens in the spring.
Road trip !!!!!

Just you watch this "city girl" play "country girl"

omg thanks crew chief and wacahootaman

I now have that song stuck in my head
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