Probably give you a tour of his steam engines as well. Found him a genuinely nice chap. Just wish he'd let me have the digger as he wouldn't have known it was goneMJ Wilkinson
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He has hundreds of machines of all sizes and condition. If he hasn’t he’ll know where one is !
We have a hitachi zx135-3 with a blade, very very handy and much safer on a hill. Plus it makes tidying up after so much easier.I've a 2005 Hitachi 13 tonne. Had 6k hours on when I bought it and put 2.5k hours on in 3.5 years and never had a problem, apart from the air con belt just snapped (and new chains and sprockets on undercarriage but that's just inevitable wear) Was 22k then. (just looked it up and actually was 20400 Inc vat. So not as much as I thought)
Can't see a 13 tonner being less than 30k looking at prices now,i may be wrong.
I'd agree a blade would be a handy tool but I've not got 1 on, how much extra would that add to a digger these days?