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Old 05-20-2016, 09:06 AM
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I recently purchased a backhoe attachment for my Kioti CK20s. I agonized over buying such an attachment for a 22 hp tractor but I have been pleasantly suprised how capable it is. 10 foot reach, 7 foot digging depth, 12 inch bucket. You can buy wider buckets but in this soil it would be slow. This thing is absolutely amazing. What sold me was a friend of mine dug a 1/2 mile long water line trench with a similar Mahindra tractor/ backhoe setup. It's not a 580 Case but it is very capable of just about everything I need to do around here. If you are on the fence on one of these take the plunge. I highly recommend it.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:02 AM
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Awesome, new toys ! Very handy to have around... looks nice.
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:55 AM
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If the hydraulics and linkages are designed/matched up right, it doesn't take a huge horsepower to run it.

My mini ex with similar digging capacities only has a 777cc 3 cylinder diesel. Never bogs down unless I'm grading with the backfill blade and tracks.

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Old 05-20-2016, 12:55 PM
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let's see some pictures of it digging dirt!!!

Greywynd -- What Mini ex do you have? I bought a bobcat 320 a couple of months ago... it is soon time to dig some dirt....
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:08 PM
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It's a little Hitachi, model IIRC is UE12.

I've had it for 14/15 years, these days it does most of it's duty idling away as a power pack for my woodsplitter.

I have a couple specific jobs to do with it for myself, hopefully later this summer. Likely once those are done I'll sell it. The market has become flooded with mini's and compact tractor/backhoes for hire.

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Old 05-20-2016, 01:16 PM
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I thought about a mini x but I didn't want another machine to maintain. The ones I could find here had high hours and a high price. The backhoe on my tractor slides into a subframe mounted on the belly of the tractor. The three point hitch is not used. There are two pins holding it on. You can remove it in a few minutes.
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Old 05-20-2016, 01:36 PM
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Yeah, definitely adding a backhoe to your machine was a good choice...

Before I started building my garage, I really debated on a compact tractor with a backhoe versus a skid steer. I ended up with the skid steer and now I also have the little bobcat 320. At the time, the compact tractors were going for more than I wanted to pay....

Either way, it's beat the heck out of a shovel!

Just curious, what did you have to pay for the backhoe attachment?
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It was just under 6 grand. And yes it beats a shovel by a mile. I got the big foot pad attachments and that has been a good move too. Without them the backhoe would move the tractor around too much in my opinion. They sink into the ground and prevent that. You couldn't use them on pavement but I don't have any. Rubber horse mat for pavement would be the way to go.
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Nice purchase.. Uses your stock hydraulic lines?
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I have a Woods hoe about the same size. With an 18" bucket you dig a 24" ditch. That works out great for footings etc. Had it since 1989. One of the handiest pieces of equipment I have.
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