Modern take on an old(er) idea

Ali_Maxxum

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Chepstow, Wales
Interesting tool, would no doubt be far superior off road compared to a normal 180 backhoe. Looks to be axle bracket mounted, would be a handy enough thing for those wanting to do bits without having a full on digger, wonder what the cost would be....
 

dave mountain

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Livestock Farmer
You could buy a 360 a low loader, tractor to pull it and a 3cx at the price of that outfit..
in fairness, all that gear brand new would cost far more than just the valtra and back actor, and if thats a 57kph valtra its a very mobile outfit, and would use far less diesel and time getting between jobs. whether its any good or not i dont know, but i can certainly see a market for it, especially with red diesel soon to be a thing of the past in construction.
 

Ali_Maxxum

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Location
Chepstow, Wales
in fairness, all that gear brand new would cost far more than just the valtra and back actor, and if thats a 57kph valtra its a very mobile outfit, and would use far less diesel and time getting between jobs. whether its any good or not i dont know, but i can certainly see a market for it, especially with red diesel soon to be a thing of the past in construction.
Did think of the diesel thing but wouldn't the same apply? Red on farm, white on site whether its that Valtra or a digger.
 

Wellytrack

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in fairness, all that gear brand new would cost far more than just the valtra and back actor, and if thats a 57kph valtra its a very mobile outfit, and would use far less diesel and time getting between jobs. whether its any good or not i dont know, but i can certainly see a market for it, especially with red diesel soon to be a thing of the past in construction.

Maybe, but even used all that other stuff is way better at doing what it’s doing than that Valtra package.
 

dave mountain

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Livestock Farmer
Maybe, but even used all that other stuff is way better at doing what it’s doing than that Valtra package.
Its a niche product for sure but it has its place. Bit unfair to compare new with old price wise.
Did think of the diesel thing but wouldn't the same apply? Red on farm, white on site whether its that Valtra or a digger.
Yeah I was just making the point that it will use less diesel for traveling than a 3cx or a tractor pulling a 360, whatever colour fuel is required at the time
 
Ffs the tractor its bolted to costs more than a complete Jcb 3cx so why bother. If a 3cx is to heavy to get where you want to go you want a 360 instead
 

Fendtbro

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Interesting setup.. I am thinking along similar lines as modern tractors are as heavy as a 3cx but far more mobile. The flaw with the plan is that the tractor now can't tow a trailer. I would have the back actor mounted permanently, close coupled and set on the left. Linkage and hitch all left free for use. Set up correctly it could also mulch and cut hedge. Cut out loads of different machines with one outfit. I am working on all this..
 
Interesting setup.. I am thinking along similar lines as modern tractors are as heavy as a 3cx but far more mobile. The flaw with the plan is that the tractor now can't tow a trailer. I would have the back actor mounted permanently, close coupled and set on the left. Linkage and hitch all left free for use. Set up correctly it could also mulch and cut hedge. Cut out loads of different machines with one outfit. I am working on all this..
Jack of all trades master of none springs to mind. Having said that if you only need to be doing a little of everything you can trade compromise for convenience but at what cost?
 
Interesting setup.. I am thinking along similar lines as modern tractors are as heavy as a 3cx but far more mobile. The flaw with the plan is that the tractor now can't tow a trailer. I would have the back actor mounted permanently, close coupled and set on the left. Linkage and hitch all left free for use. Set up correctly it could also mulch and cut hedge. Cut out loads of different machines with one outfit. I am working on all this..

Front linkage and just pull a trailer along with that behind you?? Easy to fashion a 3 point headstock with a hook on it?
 

Wellytrack

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That thing is still minus the front loader and 3 in 1 of the 3cx, when it comes to a loading a wheel digger would make it look silly, a 13 ton 360 would completely embarrass it for workrate, it also has no reach worth and rehandling material is costly and slow.



Each to their own but I think it’s a white elephant.
 

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