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    I being attracted to the strange, keep getting drawn to these unimog (FLU419) loader/backhoe truck things. I noticed a few members have bought them from GL. My question is are they worth a poop? Do they do the job well? Looking at them it seems like that could go either way. They do have a cool factor of 10, but if they don't do what they were designed for then its just another cool grocerie getter. Does anyone one have experience working these things? Also pics, or especially videos of one in action would be awesome!

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    Thing?

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    I think he's talking about the SEE's loader on front, backhoe on the back.

    Theres quite a few threads about them. The general consensious (sp?) is that they are cool looking but suck as an actual dirt working machine. That is if you plan on driving it from jobsite to jobsite
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    I'm guessing B3.3Ts question was more geared to why someone interested in an item wouldn't use it's name but instead call it a "thing."

    And for the record (in case he doesn't know) SEE = Small Emplacement Excavator
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    They are a nightmare to work on.

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    Yes "thing" is the best term I have for it. It's not always used as a negative term. I like all kinds of "things". Would you rather me call it the bastard child of a backhoe and a mog?
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    Ksm715 thanks for the pic! That's it.
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    And for the record I had no clue what it was called...
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    There are actually 2 versions: FLU419 SEE & FLU10344 HMMH One is the Small Emplacement Excavator, and the other is the High Mobility Material Handler. the HMMH has forks instead of the front bucket and I think a crane instead of the rear bucket. I've never personally seen an HMMH, but Ive seen a few SEE's and the mechanics I worked with said they are a royal pain to work on, but seem to do their job fairly well. We "borrowed" one in Iraq to uncover about 20 tons of buried munitions, and it worked out well. It could get into the yard we were digging up without having to knock out a wall and ran like a champ all night (it took us almost 8 hours to dig up this guy's backyard)

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    I like all kinds of "things". Would you rather me call it the bastard child of a backhoe and a mog?
    Well........it is what it is.

    IMO it was designed by an idiot after consulting with a group of morons.

    They do have a set of cool hydrolic tools that go with it.

    It was not good as a truck or as a backhoe......and as stated above you have to be a triple joined amendexterious midget to work on it.

    I would have to have more money than sense to buy one.
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