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    It isn't enough I have a backhoe...

    but I just arranged to buy a Caterpillar 4 bulldozer. Now, I figure it the backhoe behind me and the bulldozer is in front, I won't have to worry about traffic...



    It is newer and in better shape than this. It also has a huge winch on the back, you can drag the bulldozer with the winch! (good when you bury it in the mud)

    We should be taking delivery this week. Let's see, what favor can I get out of who to let them drive it...

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    wow...now you can actually put some roads in there. The ticos will love you for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    wow...now you can actually put some roads in there. The ticos will love you for that.
    The town has graders, now that is what I would really like someday...

    The dozer is to improve the roads in the plantations, we have nearly 800 acres now, that is a lot of roads to maintain. It is also used to haul seedlings into the plantations. dozers don't even need roads.

    And the winch is for dragging logs, of course.

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    Sweet!!!

    I wish I had my grandpa's old tractor... blade, backhoe, trencher. Great for small jobs that are too big to do by hand, but not big enough to bring in the 'big guns'
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    Hmmm, how does one lay out a garden with a bulldozer...

    Sigh, I have to really let others operate it but maybe I can play with it on the weekends... As a teenager, when we got too much snow in Rochester NY, my brother and I would rent a bulldozer to clear the snow. Really, too much fun.

    Surely I need a pond somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    dozers don't even need roads.
    So, really, what you're saying is...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9ws2PpDw3o"]YouTube - Roads.....? Where we're going we don't need roads![/ame]

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    U are awesome in what you work at and I love your pics that come from your plantation!

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    This seems....oddly familiar.
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    All I ask is a skid-steer Bobcat and a mini backhoe, then I could play in my back yard to my hearts content! Dig a hole, dig another hole and use the dirt to fill the first hole, dig another to fill the second, etc. Wife could be a problem, unless I could get her interested too.

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    Nice commuter. What kinda mileage ya get?


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    This seems....oddly familiar.
    Precisely what I thought too.
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    Friend has a 17 year old daughter , a backhoe and lives next to a cemetery. Tells the young lads"they won't look for you in a cemetery"

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    Hmmm, how does one lay out a garden with a bulldozer...

    Sigh, I have to really let others operate it but maybe I can play with it on the weekends... As a teenager, when we got too much snow in Rochester NY, my brother and I would rent a bulldozer to clear the snow. Really, too much fun.

    Surely I need a pond somewhere...
    Hmmph! Tro some studs on your dam tires!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    Hmmm, how does one lay out a garden with a bulldozer...

    Sigh, I have to really let others operate it but maybe I can play with it on the weekends... As a teenager, when we got too much snow in Rochester NY, my brother and I would rent a bulldozer to clear the snow. Really, too much fun.

    Surely I need a pond somewhere...
    Our road was the LAST one in the area to ever get cleared... my grandfather would almost always plow a single lane down it HOURS before the city ever got around to it. He'd always push the snow into a couple of conveniently placed piles for snow forts!

    It was great.
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    I have a nice Kabota AG tractor, I would love to have a small track hoe but I just rent them when I want to use one. That dozer will tear up the ground pretty good without the blade down. You have some cool toys to play with. I would love to have a track machine but my wife says I spend enough on implements as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    Hmmph! Tro some studs on your dam tires!!
    No amount of studs helps when there is 4 feet of snow...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    U are awesome in what you work at and I love your pics that come from your plantation!
    Thanks, truly we have a great life. I think I am swapping one of our old Suzuki Samurais for a ATV too. Transportation issues are growing for me to review the plantations in a reasonable time.

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    Oh, I am sure this has occurred to some of you, imagine the MTB trails I can make with this baby!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    No amount of studs helps when there is 4 feet of snow...
    Tude might disagree
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    4' of snow.... lightweights.... Front end loader might help here.
    sigless at the moment....

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    You can clear that with a bulldozer, just takes more than one pass. You can clear the house too if you aren't careful...

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    Quote Originally Posted by x136 View Post
    Crtreedude clearing roads at 88 mph? In a D4? Now that would be quality entertainment.
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    This post makes me horny for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crtreedude View Post
    You can clear that with a bulldozer, just takes more than one pass. You can clear the house too if you aren't careful...
    sounds like you want the drill and pile driver attachment so you can drive protective concrete pillars into the ground.

    yay for, tank traps.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    it's a good thing you weren't at a Ritchie Bro auction when you decided to buy a 'dozer.Here's one upcoming near you. http://www.rbauction.com/auction_cat...rch_type=Other Have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will G View Post
    Crtreedude clearing roads at 88 mph? In a D4? Now that would be quality entertainment.
    Wait 'til you see the hover conversion.

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