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    Bandit 15XP Review (brand new)

    NOPE! It’s a “wear item”. They will update the distributor if you have the old version (which it sounds like you might). They wanted me to drag it two hours up, two hours back and pay them two hours labor and parts to change the cap and rotor! I had 265 hrs, WELL within my warranty. My bandit...
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    Bandit 15XP Review (brand new)

    Yes go for the cap and rotor! That’s what ours started doing at first. 20 hrs later it wouldn’t run enough to chip with it, then it just died. Don’t buy the cheapest either by the best money can buy. And get a dab of dielectric grease on the cap contacts. We aren’t sure if it will prolong its...
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    Bandit 15XP Review (brand new)

    Distributors are a pain in the tookas! PSI says to replace cap and rotor every 400 hrs, owners manual says 800 and the dealer says every 200! And I’m only got 160 out of my last! But it’s been disgustingly humid/wet here so the contacts corrode. Also if by chance you have any engine issues...
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    Bandit 15XP Review (brand new)

    Not so much afraid of the tier 4 engine as the damn price tag that goes with it!
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    Bandit 15XP Review (brand new)

    Yes... it’s on my chipper at the shop! PM me (basically as a reminder and I’ll grab it tomorrow before or after work! Edit: Oops! Didn’t read all the posts!
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    Bandit 15XP Review (brand new)

    All the pros and cons we found when we bought our 1390 (older but same machine). I ranted about the fuel tank size back then but hell we were able to get 5 16 yard loads on a tank. We haven’t had an issue with burning a full tank in less than a day since our Osage adventure but knife sharpness...
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    Which to choose? Mini Skid Steer

    We used an older 800 before we purchased the1050 as our mini mini went down and the 800 is all the rental yard had. The older ones were under powered terribly even for trees... but DW has since corrected that lag somehow as we demoed a newer one and it was fine. The more HP gives us options...
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    Which to choose? Mini Skid Steer

    800 and 1050 are pretty much identical except the horse power. With the horse power increase comes emissions. Don't think DEF and all that. They manage it with a Particulate filter that must clean (about 75-100 hours depending on idle time). There is a computer on the 1050 that is nice for...
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    Climber needed in PA 18428

    Or you are recommended hands down!
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    Ditch Witch Sk755 Roller Bearings

    Every 8-10 is a bit excessive (especially considering I think their hour meters run fast). To adequately check the slop the rollers need to be off the ground and unless you have found a silver bullet that is a PIA. But I will say making sure they are adjusted properly will extend their useful...
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    Ditch Witch Sk755 Roller Bearings

    We went through the undercarriage of our 1050 today. We’ve been noticing a bit of slop in the rollers so we went after it. Had two outer bearings that we questioned but when we pulled them out they were fine. All of the main (6) rollers were loose and took a 1/6th turn on the castle nuts. We...
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    Decayed White Oak...interested to hear how you would have bid it

    We would bid this for 6 hrs but charge days rate as it would be a hassle to find the perfect local job to finish up the day with. Seems like a fairly simple tree, did 2 very similar this summer. Open space, dead (one was decayed pretty good) and just precipitated large pieces. We would probably...
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    Discount on fixed bids?

    We only offer discounts outlined in our estimates if it’s a large all a cart job. If they accept the whole estimate they get x% off due to equipment mobilization savings. The other discount we offer is post completion. If I botched the estimate and was way high I will discount the invoice...
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    Bandit issues

    On our Perkins it was a small box with 6 or so wires going to and from it. It should be bolted to the inside of the cowling on the ignition side.
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    Bandit issues

    On that Perkins more than likely there is an automatic safety switch (Murphy). If it is in the open position there is no power to the fuel solenoid and you can crank all day long and you won’t have any fuel going to the engine, thus no white smoke. We had a very similar issue on a 2001 Perkins...
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