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    Does anyone have any info on the one with the crane on the back and forklift on the front? Or pictures of one in action?? I saw one on GL and searching the name on google didn't do much
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derrickl112 View Post
    Does anyone have any info on the one with the crane on the back and forklift on the front? Or pictures of one in action?? I saw one on GL and searching the name on google didn't do much
    Ditto brother. That's the one that made me start this thread. It also went for almost 10k! Pics and videos is now a must!
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    I always thought the sandbag filler attachment was pretty cool.

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    This is what I call pre-SEE. My 1975 406 with backhoe and dozer blade (ex-German Military). Runs like a top, cleans ditches really good and pushes dirt and snow with ease. Remove the blade and backhoe in about 15 minutes and you have an awesome off road truck with a 3 way tip bed. Working on them is time consuming but the cab tilts forward which helps a lot! It also has dual hydraulic circuits, and dual pto!
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    Wow thanks Ted! Any action pics or videos? I like the dozer blade better than the loader. To me the truck looks like it could handle pushing better than picking up. Less strain on the suspension.
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    No video and when I am using it I never seem to take pictures. The suspension gives in the rear even though it has double springs. Using the backhoe to lift is fine if you have the stabilizing legs down. With them up, you see how it squats with an M37 bed suspended. The other coolness is that the backhoe slides left to right for ditch cleaning.
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    TedG- I may have some spare parts for you as my '77 Mog was originally equipped like yours but the hoe and blade were taken off. I still have the tank, frame struss, etc that went with it.

    There was an HMMH on GL a month ago out in WA with the other bunch of SEE trucks they sold. Last SEE in Mechanicsburg or Chambersburg was in good condition still listed at not running and went for $15,500. One in WA with flat tires and beat up went for over $10K. I've heard they're a good unit but not as good as a specific built like say John Deere or Case tractor.

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    That's just freaking cool! I wish my deuce had a backhoe, and a dozer blade! Hmmm...
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    spicergear, I am all set on parts for this truck. Thanks though. The best way to sell that stuff is to use the unimog exchange. I am sure someone on the east coast is looking for those parts. The 406's seem to go a little higher than the SEE's but I think the SEE's have dragged the similar dressed 406 prices down. I should have sold mine when I was offered $25K a few years ago! Now it would be hard to get $20k.
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    Yep, I stroll over the 'Exchange frequently. The SEE trucks seem a lot more purpose built than our trucks and having the hoe fold over and lay down should help too. I was talking to a guy in Norway that said he had driven them and it felt a little spooky with the hoe retracted up on the 406's. I think I'll sell my parts and try to save up for a mini-ex. I also needed the ground clearance so taking off the rear tank and frame truss happened in quick time on mine. I do very much love the fact that these were a relatively handful of trucks to come through with the HD frame not being CASE deck trucks.

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