T-190

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Poolman

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Hey everyone, found this site a couple of months ago-great site! Just registered. Also just took delivery of a new T-190. Yippee. 3 years ago had a 500K 773 model, but for what we do it came up a little short. Sold it a year later. Been sub'ing all dirt work since. But we are now going to be backfilling and grading around the pools we build, ourselves. Also will be building fencing around pools. Ordered machine with 68" bucket with tooth bar & auger. It has gold package also. This machine is awesome...stable especially on hills, great traction for digging too. It is like a tank, probably a little slower than the 773. But so far in the first 7 hours it has impressed me.
 

Tigerotor77W

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Welcome to the forum! It's great to hear you've had good luck with the T190. Best of luck and let us know how it goes.
 

500K_773

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Welcome to the forum! It's great to hear you've had good luck with the T190. Best of luck and let us know how it goes.
Did you see very much increase in productivity over the 773T other then having the tracks? Isn't the T190 is basically the 773T with a track undercarraige? The new T190 has 61 HP, so 4 more HP than your old 773 and more lifting capacity due to the added weight of the tracks. You said your 773 “came up short“. Just wondering what made is much more appealing than your 773 other than the tracks.
 

Poolman

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Did you see very much increase in productivity over the 773T other then having the tracks? Isn't the T190 is basically the 773T with a track undercarraige? The new T190 has 61 HP, so 4 more HP than your old 773 and more lifting capacity due to the added weight of the tracks. You said your 773 “came up short“. Just wondering what made is much more appealing than your 773 other than the tracks.
Hey 500K_773! So far I've seen a couple of differences. 1) With the weight of the track system it feels heavier...as in lift capacity. We have recently been stocking 2200# bundles of #3 rebar in our yard for pool building and have been loading our trailer with the 190 putting the bundles on. This machine will bench press a bundle on the forks all the way to max height with out breathing hard! BUT if you move with it all the way up it's tippy so we use a chain which works out well. 2) The tracks don't leave a mark on lawns when they are wet unlike the 773 (as long as you are just crossing straight, don't turn). 3) I have been trying to be fairly careful turning in general to get max life from the rubber. The tracks do not turn near as easily on hard surfaces as the tires(I miss that). But this machine works on hills sideways that the much tippier 773 couldn't look at, let alone attempt. All in all it's great. Never tried over the tire tracks on a wheeled skid but the dedicated ones are awsome. Later.
 

Tigerotor77W

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Hey 500K_773! So far I've seen a couple of differences. 1) With the weight of the track system it feels heavier...as in lift capacity. We have recently been stocking 2200# bundles of #3 rebar in our yard for pool building and have been loading our trailer with the 190 putting the bundles on. This machine will bench press a bundle on the forks all the way to max height with out breathing hard! BUT if you move with it all the way up it's tippy so we use a chain which works out well. 2) The tracks don't leave a mark on lawns when they are wet unlike the 773 (as long as you are just crossing straight, don't turn). 3) I have been trying to be fairly careful turning in general to get max life from the rubber. The tracks do not turn near as easily on hard surfaces as the tires(I miss that). But this machine works on hills sideways that the much tippier 773 couldn't look at, let alone attempt. All in all it's great. Never tried over the tire tracks on a wheeled skid but the dedicated ones are awsome. Later.
Do you notice a engine lugging difference between the two? Which engine will die faster?
 
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