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Old 09-05-2011, 06:47 PM   #1
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Mini Skid Steer


I realize I put this in the deck building forum, but I wanted to get the opinions of the deck builders on here that use one. I am currently looking to purchase a used Boxer mini skid and wanted to get a little feedback from the guys that have one and use it regularly. Would you buy another, what are your experiences with different brands. just looking for any feedback to make an educated and wise business decision. Thank You
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Old 09-05-2011, 07:21 PM   #2
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I haven't used the boxer but have used a toro dingo on many different kinds of jobs from augering holes to running trenches to light grading. I really like the versatility and the controls are comfortable. I don't own one but would/will when the opportunity (money) arises.

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I own a Toro Dingo and don't know why I didn't get one sooner, other then money.

Mine came with a number of attachments, auger, trencher, backhoe, stump grinder, and grader. I have since sold the backhoe and stump grinder. I just didn't get any use out of them.
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The Dingo is much easier to operate and maneuver in tight or hilly areas then the Boxer, The Boxer sits a lot more upright and seems to have more power and lift capacity. We just rent the machines to auger holes. I like the Dingo better for doing post hole footings.
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Prefer the Perkins diesel over the Kubota. Not a fan of the gas engine, or the smaller wheeled ones... I like the tracked, 526 I believe.

Concerns are the build quality and repairs.
Great hydraulics, weak lift... As all machines of this size can be.

Make sure you have someone locally that can work on it, if needed.
Otherwise, hope you get a great price!

Come on up to the other Morgantown, and give ours a run if you want.
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Thanks for all the replies, I am look at the td327 which is the perkins, have you had any isues with your boxer and would you buy it again or another unit. If I was a little closer i would take you up on the offer. the unit I am looking at is priced at 7800.00 and comes with bucket. needs track and drive sprocket.
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Doesn't sound like a steal.
Rent as long as you can, IMHO.

I would consider again, but would test others as well.
HTH...
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Boxer is not at the top of my list because of the clunky controls. Dingo or bobcat are easier to use as is ditch witch. I really like ditch witch - the 650 diesel is best but even the sk500 gas is a good machine.

If anyone on here needs an auger and bits for a dingo/ditch witch, let me know. have one for sale. also have a 48" soil conditioner (harley rake) and a power broom for dirt, snow, lawn debris removal.

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Also selling a 2006 dingo 425tx wide track in nice shape. 875 hours with rebuilt (rings and pistons) at 700hrs. Runs great. $7800 with bucket and forks.

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Owning or even renting a mini is always $$ in your pocket.

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