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    It's quite the unique design!

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    Good eye Brian on the seat on/over the engine, the Finns and Italians seat swings outside of the turning Radius.
    The Norcar and the American Gehl AL 140 you sit over the engine, gets you in tighter places.

    ED, that little 755 machine is a beaut! only ~ 1800#s! Tipping 1100#s !
    Do you know what that little guy costs? What is the comparable Avants cost
    The Euros got the shit when it comes to the baby articulting machines.

    The coolest Mini mini arty in America is the stand on Ditchwitch Zahn.
    Not a sit down but under 36" wide, optional Duals -
    I would be hard pressed to buy any mini skid over the Zahn if I was to get back into day today Production again,
    think I would go with Norcar though if I could get my hands on one of those better lift and my lazy ole butt can sit down

    CARL help !!! Can you translate metric speak, I mean specs

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    Dave, thats Kgs, not lbs. X 2.2 for lbs conversion

    It was the manouverability of the thing that most impressed!

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    Impressive machine Ed.. Thanks for posting that.
    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    The Zahn has fair lift height (63" to the pin), but the lift capacity sucks massively (800lb tipping load). The Thomas has more lift capacity although slightly less lift height (best I remember on the height). Of the two, I'd take the Thomas. Its front end is light enough to keep the turf damage to a minimum.

    The Boxer 427W has an extra 7" over the Zahn and has an 1800lb tip capacity.

    The Zahn does have a swift ground speed at 5.9mph in high range, but its light weight (1300lbs+ 375 for the loader "attachment") means it's going to suck hairy ones for pulling loads. Remember you can't steer an articulated unit when it's on its front axle.

    Strength, weight, or compactness. Pick two, no loader can break the laws of physics.
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    What is the lift capacity of the Thomas, with operator and no counter weights? (before it tips)
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    950lb tip capacity. 68" to the bucket pin.
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    950-Grapple ( 200 ) + 250 counter weight= 1,000 Really, wow
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    That's a bit over simplified. Distances from the front tire matter significantly, 6-700 lbs on firm level or up hill terrain is about it.
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    Wow, re the Norcar...really wow.
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