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Out to lunch

Post #1 by bigkit » Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:14 pm

Dad never expected his lunch to turn up in a rowing boat today............surreal! :lol:
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Post #2 by Neversweat » Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:09 pm

Wow :thumbup: :D How's the new Machine working out Clive :?:


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Post #3 by bigkit » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:24 pm

Hi Steve

Really pleased. If you want a machine to go anywhere soft or wet this is it. I went down a vertical bank 2ft above the water into 4ft of water with a shear sided bank, straight in! and it'll climb a mountain, the tracking force is unreal.

Such a weird feeling to be in a lake and being surrounded by rowing boats whilst working!

It has exceeded expectations. :D

The styling being Chinese rather than Japanese takes getting used to but I don't think its too ugly, its growing on me. The cab is comfy, lovely seat. Only downside is not much internal storage in the cab. Had to put my nose bag and flask in the tool box. At least I didn't end up with lake soup! :lol:

As for power, I was sceptical about the Cummins 3.3 litre and did ask for the Yanmar TNV98 as this is a more common engine. Had to have the Cummins tho'. So far the Cummins is great and bags of power. Only noticeable thing is the fan noise which is higher than normal but that's a big lump to keep cool in what is in effect an 8t digger.

Radio is great and so is the air con. Best attachment of all is the thumb.........so good for lifting out debris without getting it wrapped around the tracks :thumbup:

Its quite exciting moving from being on the bottom to floating :D
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Post #4 by Neversweat » Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:15 pm

Sounds like your leap into unknown waters ( :D ) has worked out o.k so far then :thumbup:

Keep us updated please

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Re: Out to lunch

Post #5 by bigkit » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:04 pm

:thumbup: Thanks Steve, I'll keep you posted

PS How's the recovery going? ;)

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Post #6 by Neversweat » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:30 pm

bigkit wrote::thumbup: Thanks Steve, I'll keep you posted

PS How's the recovery going? ;)


Slowly and Sorely thanks Clive :(

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Re: Out to lunch

Post #7 by bigkit » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:57 pm

:shock: oooohhh! More arnica needed there my friend!!! :insomnia: :lol:

GWS :D

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Re: Out to lunch

Post #8 by Holger » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:39 am

Ouch! :shock: :o
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