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Discussion in 'Machinery' started by Ukjay, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. ACEngineering

    ACEngineering Member

    Location:
    Oxon
    Although big and ugly they are actually quite good in tight places with right driver.
     
  2. essexpete

    essexpete Member

    Location:
    Essex
  3. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

  4. I would look for a Matbro. Still quite a few round here working for a living and parts are readily available. Got a tr 250-110 pivot steer here and love it. They are strong easy to work on and parts are easily obtained. What’s more you should find one within your budget.
     
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  5. Either a money pit or a bargain
     

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  6. oldoaktree

    oldoaktree Member

    Location:
    County Durham
    Be very unstable with the boom up in air as the pivot point is quite high after that looks ok
     
  7. Daveh

    Daveh Member

    Location:
    Oxon
  8. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    Thanks All,

    Seems a Matbro is the possible route to go then. Will continue looking and go and actually see some.

    Thanks again.

    Jay
     
  9. phillipe

    phillipe Member

    John barnes is a good chap ,sells good stuff
     
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  10. essexpete

    essexpete Member

    Location:
    Essex
    I don't think they had a particular stability problem.
     
  11. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    He didnt appear to sell Matbro though, appears Manitou, JCB etc, but will have a look.
     
  12. phillipe

    phillipe Member

    Depends ,gets some nice trade ins And some not so nice
     
  13. essexpete

    essexpete Member

    Location:
    Essex
    They were a fast little machine that could punch above weight. They are very old now and would guess spares would be difficult.
     
  14. oldoaktree

    oldoaktree Member

    Location:
    County Durham
    Older machines that had a high pivot point are much less stable than newer tyres which have a much lower pivot point. I bought a older manitou for a building site I had and it was a bit dodgy on any slope with the boom up
     
  15. essexpete

    essexpete Member

    Location:
    Essex
    I take your point but the JCB with reasonably wide front axle and big tyres seemed more stable than some.
     
  16. cousinjack

    cousinjack Member

    My tips: go for a 4 wheel steer (or a pivot) 2ws is a major step backwards

    I can heartily recommend Jcb 525-67... ours has done us well...

    Or a cat th62.. much more stable than a Jcb and can be better value for money... built like a brick outhouse too !!
     
  17. cousinjack

    cousinjack Member

  18. cousinjack

    cousinjack Member

    Just a bit over budget !!
     
  19. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    Don't the old Cats have a gear train type transfer box that gave some expensive trouble, or did I dream it?.
     
  20. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

    Looks a decent bit of kit - it does not appear to be for sale on their website now. Also - I assume the dreaded vodka and tonic will have to be added to it.
     
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