Using my SEE for real work

Speedwoble

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I was seriously at risk of violating my door placard prohibiting moronic operations, but I carried a vehicle lift to the hydraulic repair shop to get a cylinder resealed. This is the type of activity I would accuse other people of being reckless, irresponsible, and clubbing baby seals. I’ll try to remember that next time I am tempted to judge. Note: I did have additional ratchet straps holding the top of the lift to the loader arms in, but I removed them before remembering to take a photo.
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Pinsandpitons

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I like to run the SEE with the Hoe deployed. I think side - side bumps are slightly amplified, but the loader and traction is so much better. Plus the vis as mentioned and the ease of transition make it feel a little more like a dirt mover. On flat ground the CG is lower but I'd have to look at what happens on a side hill to (espec to the left) to have an opinion on that. I even drive it on the county roads deployed (within reason).
 
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peakbagger

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If the entire wall was coming out, slow dynamite would have been the ticket. Not so good with lots of rebar but pretty impressive. Of course you would not have ended up with all those nice slabs.
 

The FLU farm

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Primarily when you were using the loader to scoop up dirt.

I'm paranoid about having to replace a clutch, so I don't dare to use it more than absolutely necessary.
 

SeeNebraska

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Primarily when you were using the loader to scoop up dirt.

I'm paranoid about having to replace a clutch, so I don't dare to use it more than absolutely necessary.
oh gotcha. Well i bought it to push snow and do this project. I dont want to replace a clutch either but i intend to use the machine :). I hope it can stand up to my abuse. I'm borrowing a skidloader to help get the loose dirt out for the remainder of the project. its just too slow to maneuver the mog w/o the ability to pivot. I may just use the skidsteer to get the dirt out of the channel and still use the mog to transport the dirt with the larger bucket down to my dumping spot.

after all the use, i'm starting to see some wetness on the hoe. I rebuilt the dipper cylinder before starting this job and both of the swing cylinders last year. I need to figure out which cylinder is next on the list i guess.
 

The FLU farm

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I may just use the skidsteer to get the dirt out of the channel and still use the mog to transport the dirt with the larger bucket down to my dumping spot.

after all the use, i'm starting to see some wetness on the hoe. I rebuilt the dipper cylinder before starting this job and both of the swing cylinders last year. I need to figure out which cylinder is next on the list i guess.
If you can beg, steal, or borrow, a dump trailer you'd save a fair amount of time, I think. Even if your dumping spot is only 50 feet away.

You may want to hold off on resealing cylinders for a while. Several times now I've had one leak, which of course irritated me, but not enough to fix it. Later they stopped leaking by themselves. And not because the machine was out of fluid.
Some seem to stop leaking by being worked, others by not being used for a while.
I dunno what's going on, but have learned to leave them alone until it's obvious that they're not going to self heal.
 
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