- Jul 10, 2006
I am technically a newbie although I have posted few questions on this forum before. Here is a little story... I went to this Dixie Deer Show in Raleigh and saw a huge Tigercat with this Bullhog on it and I was in disbelief of what it is really capable of and I was fascinated by that. So when I went home, I checked the website and learned that they make bullhog for excavator, skid steer, and tractor. So I spoke with salesman and learned that if I buy one for my 80's Massey Ferguson 240 tractor, they will be making it specifically for my tractor alone. I was like "So you mean to tell me that if I decide to buy it and clear my 40 acres land with it then I will have to sell it to new buyer only IF he have the SAME tractor as mine?" Correct he replied and I thought it was a bad deal because that equipment costs $30,000! The he told me that if I wanted something that is transferrable then I should consider Skid Steer so I spoke with new salesman who sell bullhog exclusively for the skid steer. I learned few simple things that it is transferrable if: 1) 75+ HP 2) 30-40GPM with minimum of 3,100psi 3) Enclosed Cab (safety) When transferring: 1) Flow: Depending on range, the pulley can be adjusted to correct flowing 2) Pressure: Most systems are set to 4,000psi or lower as are the heads, but CAT usually have 4,200 so will need to get high-pressure hose. 3) Hydraulic quick disconnects are different on different manufacturers. The are a screw-on changeout. So for $20K-$25K, I dont think it is a bad investment... and if you don't know what bullhog is, check it out at www.fecon.com and go to Action Video. It is one bad-ass machine and I am really tempted to buy skid steer anytime soon so I could get that toy to clear my land. I may try a small lot-clearing business or resell it to get my money back! Or do you think there is a BETTER and CHEAPER BUT effective way to clear the land than this machine??? If yes, I want to know!! Please!!