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Snow VP
04-11-2008, 04:20 PM
I do believe that I may have found something close to the ultimate groomer. It address several shortcomings that I see with our tractors. It would be weird pulling a drag that far behind you. The 200 HP is right at what I want. The only thing I can see that is not good is it doesn't have a 3-point lift on the rear. We would have to have the drags re-designed so the drag lifted itself. More hydro outlets should be fairly easy to add on to the 2 available. I think we would finally have to invest in that rear mounted video camera Jimmy D is always joking about getting.

Most interesting construction item to come out in a long time.

http://www.deere.com/en_US/cfd/construction/deere_const/newsroom/2008/080312_764_hsd.html#

A brochure is at the bottom of the page.
A cheezy utube vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwq99t3AKIA

A vid of one working: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lW57k4fvG7M

Snow VP
04-11-2008, 05:01 PM
OK So I am a bit excited about this one. I called and e-mailed for a price. We probably won't be eligable to replace our groomers for quite a while, but SOMEBODY has to try this one out (if the price is anywhere near right)

Check out the pics of an actual unit at a recent tractor show:

ToddMeister
04-11-2008, 09:27 PM
Oh I likey, nice outfit.

Griz
04-12-2008, 11:09 AM
That' one cool looking mo fo:cool2[1]:

Snow VP
04-13-2008, 09:36 PM
Todd here are a couple more that I dug up.

ToddMeister
04-14-2008, 11:16 AM
Controls are a lot different than the tractors, eh?

Thanks for the pics, Neil.

I like the gauges out front with the steering wheel.

Snow VP
04-14-2008, 11:51 AM
That would be a big difference, they are set up to be a dulldozer first, tractor second. An add-on module with hydro controles would be a must. Strange, you can drive it with either the steering wheel, or joysticks.