You've clearly decided that you know best, about all things ever.Hard to glean useful info. with Ingsoc troll/trolls dropping turds on anything that questions todays ecopolitical instability.
Outside of their circle jerks, everyone agrees these are crazy days - making it a challenge for investing:
Assume perfect credit rating:
Obtain .11% interest on savings account
Obtain mortage rate of ~2.5 - 3% after all is accounted for.
Pay 20% on a loan with collateral.
Some posters had previously earned a position on the esteemed Ignore list for brain diarrhea over useful insights.slowppppppppp, gets all her info from cnn………………….
so cool...…………………………………….Some posters had previously earned a position on the esteemed Ignore list for brain diarrhea over useful insights.
Good luck to anyone starting a major enterprise and lacking self confidence in their own judgement - after gathering as much info as possible.
Bought a 22,000 lb dedicated mulcher with 9' mulching head. Why do ~1 acre/day when ~3 - 4 acres/day may be possible?
22k and9' wide... so that can still be moved by dumb truck and tag trailer, at least here in WA though each state is different. however, you will need oversize load signage and possibly permits.Because it can’t go a lot of the places a skid steer mounted head can go, fit the places it can, or be moved easily behind on a PJ trailer behind a one ton as far a production goes. I also can’t claim to work in Colorado, but I haven’t met many people looking to mulch large areas, and if you only work for a half day you can only reasonably bill for that and then you’re into mob costs for a bigger machine, which are more. And you still need your 3/4 or one ton to haul fuel and supplies.
Also, you have just pigeonholed yourself into doing one thing with that enormous cash layout because you have a machine that only does one thing. It’s not going to be possible to put a bucket, forks, grapple, harley rake, trencher, box broom and on and on on a dedicated mulching tractor. Do you have any idea how much more you can offer with a CTL that has just a bucket? I’d guess the answer is no, because you, as the wannabe expert business owner, got tunnel vision and didn’t consider any of the other avenues you have, and the need to be fluid when you’re small and doing anything related to small scale forestry/construction/lanscaping, which you have just bought into.
Care to share how much your mulching tractor set you back? What’s the make and model? Any pictures of it? I don’t think you did anything.
Yup. Well said.Hey, you've got the nasty forum back. There's no need to infect this one. I am thinking that there are a lot of professional trolls on A/S judging by the amount of time they spend and the repeating of all the usual conspiracy BS, over and over and now the gem of Iowa has chimed in.
Softdown, I have my doubts that you even have a business or are planning on buying any equipment. I think you are FAKE news!
Oh, and I get my news from the local newspaper, the semi local paper, a national paper, NPR, and various other articles that interest me. I grew up hanging out at a newspaper office where my mom worked. I actually pay for subscriptions!
You were getting some good advice. Unfortunately, people like you have chased away some very experienced people and continue to do so. This site is becoming a joke.
Hope you enjoy being a lonely "expert".
to be fair, posting pictures is next level stuff... you have to A have some sort of digital conveyance to take said picture, and B click on the little mountain icon, then go find your picture, click add, write a witty response (the truly difficult part) then sit back and gloat as folks smash the Like button.It's funny, when I buy a new piece of equipment I can't wait to show it off...
22k and9' wide... so that can still be moved by dumb truck and tag trailer, at least here in WA though each state is different. however, you will need oversize load signage and possibly permits.
Its probably going to guzzle upwards of 60-70 gallons of fuel in a day.
while it can mulch a wide swath, how nimble is it?
Hows it going to do on steep hills?
And sure it might be able to do 3-4 acres a day, but does it have enough work to do 3-4 acres a day EVERY DAY?
Pretty sure dude has me in ignore.
Its also a one trick pony, it mulches... so its also going to be seasonal only.
where as a skid steer, track loader etc, can do just about anything you want, (and still get upwards of 3 acres mulched in a day)
He's already decided, Hel he decided before posting. I'm just throwing out info for the public at this point.
Yeah, I'm starting to miss the days of just one piece of iron...On some of the big ass mulching tractors the head can swivel, and than can take care of your width, the same way I can flip the angle blade around on my D5 so I can haul it without an oversize permit. I guess it’s doable, size and weight are no problem behind a dump truck with enough gears and horsepower. I can’t think of any state I’ve worked in where I couldn’t move that machine with that setup.
It’s still easier to move a 10,000 lb machine with a deckover tilt trailer and an F-250. It’s also way easier to throw a 75 or 90 gallon L tank into that F-250 for your fuel.
I dunno. Maybe. Some days I miss when I was running my ‘02 F-350, 941 and my little tractor. Those were the days.
small ones...like off a prius, they are lighter and easier to throw...
I had steel tracks on my old skid steer and though they do what they are intended to do, they are a lot of maintenance with constantly replacing worn links and bushings. Also they are a challenge to load on a trailer with steel ramps. If your not perfectly level you will slid side ways and fall off the ramp.For forestry mulching skid steer? Both would be great but have not seen both avail on same used machine.
Colorado has dry snow so slipping on ice is marginalized a bit.
Thinking it ma6 be less ecpensive to add auxiliary cooling than steel tracks.
But steel tracks are pretty noisy and taboo on asphalt. But im planning on forestry work far from pavement.
Plus Colorado mountains run cooler than normal.