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    Wait. Isn't that Stressman's driveway? Think that photo was from his last weekend work party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loghousenut View Post
    What's the big deal??? It's just someone's driveway with a dinosaur on it.










    Haha. Good looking old rail. I've had a number of them and loved every one. Never been to the Rubicon but managed to get in over my head several times anyway. Looks like fun.
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    Back in my college days I drove my stock FJ40 over the Rubicon, still one of my best memories. Tried it in my Chevy with the family, very different outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rckclmbr428 View Post
    By far the number one things to buy is a telehandler, number 2 is probably a backhoe. If I had unlimited funds I would rather have an excavator and bobcat then a backhoe, but the backhoe does both jobs, just a bit more cumbersome.
    Sorry for resurrecting a thread sooo old, but I have a crazy question. Would the excavator not be able to replace the tele if it was large enough? I suspect the excavator may not be able to reach tall enough to set the ridge, but other than that I'm curious what the limitation would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stamic55 View Post
    Sorry for resurrecting a thread sooo old, but I have a crazy question. Would the excavator not be able to replace the tele if it was large enough? I suspect the excavator may not be able to reach tall enough to set the ridge, but other than that I'm curious what the limitation would be.
    Depends how tall you are building and do you have access to all 4 sides?

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    Being able to set logs like this(not from 90 degrees from center of wall) is the only way we were able to build.

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    What Shark said. This guy on YT did all his wall logs with an older skidsteer. Did the rest with lifting poles if i remember right. All depends on access, wall height, log size, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stamic55 View Post
    Sorry for resurrecting a thread sooo old, but I have a crazy question. Would the excavator not be able to replace the tele if it was large enough? I suspect the excavator may not be able to reach tall enough to set the ridge, but other than that I'm curious what the limitation would be.
    I am debating that as well. I have a 50 hp tractor and I really need a mini or mid size excavator for soooo many other things. My thought was to get the excavator and go as far as I could vertical and then just rent the tele for a month for all the high stuff. After that part is done I think the excavator will be more useful than a tele.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle View Post
    I am debating that as well. I have a 50 hp tractor and I really need a mini or mid size excavator for soooo many other things. My thought was to get the excavator and go as far as I could vertical and then just rent the tele for a month for all the high stuff. After that part is done I think the excavator will be more useful than a tele.
    50 hp?

    my tractor has 35 hp, lol. maybe that was my problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudflap View Post
    50 hp?

    my tractor has 35 hp, lol. maybe that was my problem.
    Lol, my first one was a 32hp, was great for "almost" everything I did. But I didn't like that idea so I sold it and got the 50 after the first season. It always bothered me that the salesman asks you how many acres you have and suggests a size accordingly. WTF? How about what are we doing with it is more important.
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