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    Kubota kx016 or Tak tb016

    Or Hitachi EX17u. Any opinions?

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    Looks slow but IS fast Muz's Avatar
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    despite my love of Kubota, the only 016 I like is the variable track one, (which might be the 018 ?) as it has the extra counterbalance in the tail, without it its too unstable .. dont have any experience of the other 2
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muz View Post
    despite my love of Kubota, the only 016 I like is the variable track one, (which might be the 018 ?) as it has the extra counterbalance in the tail, without it its too unstable .. dont have any experience of the other 2
    The kx016 is available s/h with adjustable track width. Like you, I wouldnít want one without.

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    Well I checked the only one in my fleet today and it was an 018.6 .. I think it is actually very good, but it was a good couple of grand more IIRC than the 16 . I posted a thread here somewhere about comparing the 016 to an older Volvo EC15 and the difference was shocking, at full stretch across the tracks with me standing on the bucket the kubota fell over, whereas, all 16st of me could jump up and down on the Volvo and it never budged an inch .. not saying I endorse Volvo now though .. havent bought any of their stuff in a few years
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    And should add .. the Volvo dipper was slightly longer too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muz View Post
    Well I checked the only one in my fleet today and it was an 018.6 .. I think it is actually very good, but it was a good couple of grand more IIRC than the 16 . I posted a thread here somewhere about comparing the 016 to an older Volvo EC15 and the difference was shocking, at full stretch across the tracks with me standing on the bucket the kubota fell over, whereas, all 16st of me could jump up and down on the Volvo and it never budged an inch .. not saying I endorse Volvo now though .. havent bought any of their stuff in a few years
    I want to be able to take it into the woods, so unstable isnít good. I suppose, ideally I could do with an extra wide undercarriage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pond digger View Post
    I want to be able to take it into the woods, so unstable isnít good. I suppose, ideally I could do with an extra wide undercarriage.

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