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Crawlers, Dozers, Loaders & Backhoes Discussion Forum

Re: Magnatrac mini dozers

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Randy Corlew

01-08-2013 07:53:36

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I already got a new 60 inch loader bucket made from steel - I am curious why you said aluminum? The steel is stronger, a lot cheaper and the crawler has the power to lift as much as a lot bigger regular tractor with 40 hp.
Also the bucket I got with mine has ripper teeth and I have to be careful on the drive.
Another thing I have to do is make shoes. The grousers are marking my driveway.

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01-08-2013 16:48:52

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 Re: Magnatrac mini dozers in reply to Randy Corlew, 01-08-2013 07:53:36  
If I were using mine on asphalt, I would find some rubber conveyor material, and use that as the grouser. To drill the holes, make a steel jig, and freeze the rubber before drilling. The bolts will pull into the rubber, and countersink themselves.

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d beatty

01-08-2013 08:09:52

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 Re: Magnatrac mini dozers in reply to Randy Corlew, 01-08-2013 07:53:36  
I would go with aluminum and a 80 inch bucket with a steel cutting edge just for snow.I would use the standard steel bucket for moving dirt. Lighter bucket weight means I can lift more snow. For you driveway see if they make rubber grousers for it I know they make them for larger crawlers.

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