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    I'm a lucky idiot

    Was picking out the spot to dump the bucket while slewing the 360, not realising I
    was still crowding the bucket & pulling in the dipper arm - until the
    cutting edge of the bucket hit the right hand pillar and slid upwards
    about 300.


    Made a new dent in the pillar (and my pride) and scraped some paint off
    but broke nothing.

    There is evidence on both pillars of others who have been there before me!


    JV
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    Re: I'm a lucky idiot

    One of my snouts remarked privately that such contact could not be made with a standard bucket, and he confirmed what I had wondered about. It would be very bad design, if it was possible normally.

    In my case, a tilting quick hitch has been fitted to the JZ140, and I suspect an oversize bucket as well thus extending the reach.

    More care needed!

    JV
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    Re: I'm a lucky idiot

    I can't imagine that your ever going to sell it on completion of the original excuses used to justify its purchase so worrying about effecting the resale value is one less concern
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    Re: I'm a lucky idiot

    Quote Originally Posted by Footsfitter View Post
    I can't imagine that your ever going to sell it on completion of the original excuses used to justify its purchase so worrying about effecting the resale value is one less concern
    Quite so. It's the classical dilemma: spend a bucket load of money on a machine to do a job, then figure out if it should be sold or kept until it's needed again.

    I have another dam designed and ready to go to approval, and two others dreamed about - but none are scheduled for at least a year - and probably more!

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