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    Howdy yall, I am thinking of getting a mini skid steer. I was leaning toward the Vermeer s800tx. So I am wondering if anybody has run and if so what are your thoughts. Or is there another machine that would be more recommended.

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    Mini skid? Never heard of such a thing! I can't imagine it would be useful at all, for anyone, ever!

    You need to talk to Dave, TNTtree and look at a Boxer.

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    Yep, Dave's the man to hook you up with just what you need. I'm sure he'll chime in when he see's this. You gonna spring for something articulated?

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    The Vermeer units are quite heavy for what they can do. The only reason I can think of to pick the Vermeer unit is if you live next door to the dealership or else your uncle works for them and can get you a screaming deal.

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    You know I am not sure if I would go articulated or not. I am open to all suggestions. I don't think there is good support around here for the Boxers I know of a largish company by me that runs them. I know there is New Holland, Volvo, CAT, Bobcat, Gehl, and Vermeer in the area. I was thinking that I would go with a mini instead of an small articulated loader because I could get both my sc252 and the mini in my 14 foot dump trailer.

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    I think you could get a gehl 140 and your 252 grinder in a 14ft trailer side by side.

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    Vermeer's are pricey too. I was talking to a buddy today and he said he can get a three year old vermeer for 13k. I told him your silly, I can hook you up with a guy who can get you a brand new one not far off. There's many option out there, Vermeer's are soo much money. I have a vermeer less than 5 miles away, and don't own a Vermeer chipper or mini loader.
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    I have the Vermeer. Pricey? Yes. Little diesel monster that I couldn't work without? Yes. That machine has been nothing but good to me. Next machine I would get would be an articulating Gehl.

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    Vermeer sucks.

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    Your very right. I would quit cold turkey if I had to give up my mini skid! It'd be a hard sell to get me to work with a crew without one too.
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