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    Gulf way will insure them but take loader off and backhoe it stands the hair up on their neck.
    You won't be driving on road with hoe and loader anyways it can be be done but you won't want to for very long.
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    Congrats on the acquisition, I wouldn't mind getting my hands on one . Don't forget some pictures
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    Can't get any pictures until it get here. I am hoping maybe the end of next week. It was not running, hopefully it's not too bad. It looked to be all there. Only thing I saw missing was the spare tire.

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    March 2nd, 2016.


    I always liked the SEE, but for any road trips either a stock cargo S404.114/115 or better a Unimog U1300L with ultra high speed axles, as they ride better and are less squirrelly on the road with or without the SEE's loader apparatus. I suspect its the short wheelbase that gives the defrocked SEE their bad temper. For digging, it surely beats a D handled pioneer shovel!
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    Driving a SEE down the road is not bad. I expected some bucking, as with a wheel loader, but none to be felt. That's with 40 psi and bad shocks, by the way.
    Can't speak for "high" speed driving as I'm a low rpm person and feel that 35 mph is plenty for the engine.
    Probably as a result of better shocks and less weight, the HMMH does feel more stable.

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    No plans for high speed. Just around town. Mostly back roads. Still waiting for it to get picked up. Apparently it can only get picked up Monday- Wednesday. Waiting is no fun.

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    Oh, I know that feeling...looking at the photos, again...wondering...hoping.
    In my case, I've been happy with the results. Hopefully you'll be, too.

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    Congrats on your new SEE. I just got an '87 a couple weeks ago. I'd like to get it registered for road use in OR but haven't gotten around to looking into that yet. I don't expect to be on the road very often but would like to be able to if I so wish.

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    Since yours is camouflaged, Brian, the cops won't see it so no need to register it.
    I plan on outrunning them if I ever see blinking lights in the mirror. Taking a left or a right off the pavement that is.
    With 2,800 made, how are they going to know it was me?

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    Haha.. well, since I am going to be in a small town, I am sure they will know exactly who has the UNIMOG, even if I turn off the road and climb a hill (only choice as other direction is right into the ocean). Think I won't try that but I like the idea that they may miss me with a camo

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