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    Mini Excavator

    Information such as this is very helpful as well. as I ask myself what the learning curve is, what others struggled with in the purchase decision, etc. The overall picture is of interest to me as I debate myself on need, vs want, vs buying a CTL. 1st world problems....
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    Mini Excavator

    That's great perspective in the search process. I have followed along the thread since the beginning, but forgot the thought process you used. I'm going to go back and re-read it. I really appreciate your taking the time to share your thoughts. It's a chunk of change and I want to make best use...
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    Mini Excavator

    Thanks, that's great info. I too will be limited on trailer and truck limits, probably putting me more until the 10k range as well now that you bring it up. When you say dealer, you mean someone buying and flipping as opposed to say a rental place. I'm not opposed to paint for that service but...
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    Mini Excavator

    That's my only hesitation in buying one. If i can rent one for a month for$3500, and get all my work done, then i wouldn't have to go thru the buy sell process. But, I'd have to go like heck, and I'm not familiar enough with anything to go like heck... The next question would be size. I'm...
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    Mini Excavator

    This is a most interesting thread. I thought my next farm machine would be a tracked skid steer, but following this thread makes me think a mini-ex would be better. I already have a 60hp tractor with loader to do many farm/food plot related things, but I have blown out terraces, creek crossings...
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    How deep a pond do I need...

    Similar, except I'd prefer they be viable year round so i don't have to stock then annually
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    How deep a pond do I need...

    How deep a pond do I need to use as a breeding pond for flathead minnows?
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    Hunting cabin

    Looks like a great addition to the farm !
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    Culvert Installation

    Thank you very much for your response and experiences. It sounds very similar to what I'm thinking in terms of buying one, getting my work done that requires a mini, and selling it in 3-5 years. I hear they hold their value well if properly maintained. I'll read thru the links you provided...
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    Culvert Installation

    I'm really curious about your mini. I've been back and forth in regards to buying a mini, or a compact track loader. I have a tractor with loader, and I'm leaning to a mini to dig out some ponds, fix some terraces that have blown, dig up tree stumps, etc. Can you tell me the types of work you...
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    Culvert Installation

    Those minis seem like they are pretty versatile. Looks like a fun project!
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    Culvert Installation

    That looks great ! I had a culvert wash out this year on a new farm. My tenant had to rush to get it repaired so they could dry fertilize part of the field. When I noticed it I talked to the neighbors and they said it washed out every other year or so. That means I'll need to do something to fix...
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    Tar River SAYA-507 Not Till Drill

    efences are great, here's a smaller micro plot of beans, not fenced, same year, 150 yards from the first plot......I did have an exclusion cage up to show the damage Maybe I just need more efences! lol Thanks Again for your write up, I'll be chewing on it for sure.
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    Tar River SAYA-507 Not Till Drill

    Wildthing - that's a great write-up and the perspective I was looking for. It certainly gives me food for thought, which was the intent of my post. The pictures help me visualize what you're describing, and give color to the context. I very much appreciate your taking the time to explain and...
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    Tar River SAYA-507 Not Till Drill

    After calling around quite a few places, I located a saya507, brand new. I'm still on the fence about needing one though, vs just wanting one. I only plant about 3a a year, although I could plant as much as 20a. The other 17a I don't plant annually are already in clover, so there's no need to...
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