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My good buddy needed to dig a roughly 70’ two foot deep ditch for a larger electrical service line to his work shop. It started off fine but soon turned into a real job with the shell rock and hard clay. It is so hot here that I’m only working a few hours in the mornings but we will eventually get it dug. Man… it is slow going and I’m really not digging the ditch… it’s more like scratching out a ditch. It’s a real job for the 260 backhoe on the 2305. I want a bigger backhoe! I wonder how the 45 backhoe on a JD2520 or 2720 would handle this hard packed stuff. I’m sure it would be a chore for the 45 BH also. I need some dynamite! Help! :biglaugh: :fing32:
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Nice pics. I want a backhoe period.

My current backhoe is my back and I'm the hoe - with a shovel... :)
 

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Rodney, as always great pics! These smaller backhoes are not commercial backhoes, and it may take longer, but they DO get the job done. They are well worth the investment.:thThumbsU
 

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Rodney,

That is sure some rotten terrain. Looks like the 2305 is handling it fine. Good to hear from you; hope all goes well with you and your family. :)
 

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Thanks for the photos Rodney :fing32::fing32:


Be VERY careful not to damage that cylinder like you did last year .. We all know what a wild man you can be on that machine :Stop:

Baby steps :fing32:
 

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Thanks for the pics and it looks like some tough sledding for you. Stay cool! slkpk
 

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That is nasty stuff to have to dig in, there is not a tremendous amount of difference in digging power between the two, this would even give my 17D excavator a work out. Deere did find me excellent teeth for situations like this, it's super simple and fast to change from one tooth type to another and they are only $7.00 each, we have three types of teeth we use depending on what we are doing and soil conditions.
 

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Yea that is some hard digging. Daughter lives in the Eastern Panhandle of WV , shale there looks like what you are digging.
We ended up using a electric jack hammer , after trying a post hole digger on his jd2305.
Then son in law brought home a drilling ridge used for blasting . Was able to drill 4-5 holes in each of appx 20 holes and still could not use post hole digger..
Finally rented a el jack hammer and then had to use toy shovels to clean out the holes... What a pain in the _ _ _ !!

Good luck , it will take time ...
I know the hoe will dig pretty well in dirt and some rock ..just wondering about what you are digging.
 

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Rodney how about using a frost hook? All it is ,is a ripper shank. We use one when the frost is to hard for a backhoe to break through.
 

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Rodney how about using a frost hook? All it is ,is a ripper shank. We use one when the frost is to hard for a backhoe to break through.
Thats a good idea. I'm glad I thought of that:trink40: slkpk
 

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I'd go back to the JD dealer and DEMAND they sell me the 3 point ditch witch attachment..


And it better be EXPENSIVE.. and **** off my wife when I bring it home..
 

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One thing is for sure.. your getting your moneys worth outta that hoe your pimping out... :trink40: thanks for sharing pictures.

I'd go back to the JD dealer and DEMAND they sell me the 3 point ditch witch attachment..


And it better be EXPENSIVE.. and **** off my wife when I bring it home..
ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha holy crap thats funny.. ha ha ha ha ha :fing32:
 
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