Posted 11/16/2012 19:43 (#2700969) Subject: Lots of excavator questions.
Know very little about excavators but thinking that it would be very handy around the farm. Do not need or want a huge one as I am hoping to haul it on my regular 48' drop deck with some sort of homemade ramps driving up the back if this is possible??
Am hoping to spend 30k to 45k and want a hydraulic thumb if possible for that price. I do not care what kind it is but want something that can find parts for. A nieghbor has a JD (200??) I think but not sure. This looks like a good size but not sure if I could haul that big.
Would be very little hauling anyway but want to be able to if I have to and I can always get nieghbor to haul if its too much for my trailer.
What are some numbers and brands that I could start my search with and where to start looking??