Case 590sle

Nick...

Nick...

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My avatar is probably in this category now.last one sold in the uk and best backhoe I ever used,and I’ve used lots
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Mogman

Mogman

What man as done, man can do, what never has,maybe
All my gear should be in this category :eek:
 
Simon edwards

Simon edwards

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Mine's probably a very similar vintage,different colour though!still working regularly,have considered upgrading but to be honest I only do a few hundred hours a year with it now and it is so reliable I am reluctant to change .
 
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topkit

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Thought i would pop over from the other forum to see what it's like.
Here are my two current older machines. The MF is a one owner 94 machine and he Ford is a 95
 

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topkit

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Both are low hour machines around 4500, whenever I get one first thing is all of the fluids and filters get changed then I tidy the paintwork up I don't do full paint jobs only the parts that need doing then a full grease up they get used on our small holding and go out on occasional jobs for other people sometimes self drive if I know who's going to use them !
 
Simon edwards

Simon edwards

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Cut my teeth on a slightly earlier 555c in Australia back in the mid 90's,was a great machine on the front end,always interesting loading trucks with hardcore or stone due to straight loader arms meant dropping from a great height to fill the body!Did a couple of hundred hours on one of the first MF 750 out there as well but preferred the old ford at the time.
 
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topkit

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I think the MF 750 Is the same perkins engine apart from it is non Turbo where as the 860 is a Turbo and has the larger 7020 front wheels, It will go anywhere and really has plenty of pushing power. I would like a New Holland I had a very clean LB-85 but would like to have a LB-110 as they have a bit more power with the turbo engine.
Nick, I can never make my mind up over the Case machines, I picked up a Case 590 Super R series 2 last year it had the powershift gearbox which was good but a bit overkill for my small holding, I could not fault the machine apart from it was a big machine and certainly seemed to share a lot in common with the New Holland in the cab and the backhoe looked identical, My one had the pilot controls too (that was very nice) I decided to sell it on as it was worth too much to just have sitting around. I will dig a picture out later.
 
Nick...

Nick...

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I never liked the 580 R diggers for some reason.first case was a 580b then a 580f then went to a ford 555 which was great.had the 590sle when i started doing full time digger work then a cat 432e which was a complete pile if shite and the treatment i got from finnings was terrible.they bought it back and then had a 590st which was ok but work dried ip and i sold it.only had one call in five years for a backhoe since i sold it.i do miss them though.
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Simon edwards

Simon edwards

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I share your sentiment,it used to be a lot of fun trying to do every job however big,small or awkward with a 180 and 5 buckets! Now I sometimes find myself deliberating over which machine,buckets etc to take to a job whereas you used to just go and get it done then move onto the next.
 
Nick...

Nick...

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Really don’t miss driving miles to jobs.often had an hour plus to get to jobs.at least with a mini digger I’m only 20mins from home and generally work in a ten mile radious nowadays.
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Simon edwards

Simon edwards

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Back in the day I was quite happy tracking between jobs,even had a radio you could sometimes hear !I used to to have to do a fair amount of shovelling by hand back then so a did'nt mind a few road miles.
 
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