If you’re considering buying this kind of machine, or maybe you own one and are looking for other projects you can do with your mini dozer, this article is for you. Many people don’t realize the full potential of what a mini dozer can be used for. So read on and we will explore different things that you can do with this versatile machine.
Make a Garden
In this video, one of our satisfied customers, David, shows how his RS196K, a small but mighty mini dozer, helped him make a garden. He’s using a Struck® RS196K, but he finished the job with a 3rd party moldboard plow that required no modification to be attached to the dozer. From the video, you can see that he had no problem pulling the plow through heavy clay soil. If you’re a homeowner or a homesteader who’s looking to cut some time on garden/farm work, this is just a preview on what you can do with a mini-dozer.
David sent us his story and said “I feel the Struck RS-196K is by far the most versatile tractor offered on the market”.
And to back that statement up, here are some other things that you can do with a mini dozer.
Remove Snow From Gravel Driveway on an Acre of Property
Removing snow on an acre of property is like trying to empty a swimming pool with a teaspoon. Even with help, it’s going to be a very long and tedious process. But with a mini-dozer, you can easily clear them without breaking a sweat. Dan, who is from Nebraska, sent us the image above. He said, “Attached is a photo of my dozer pushing snow. The snow was about a foot deep with deeper drifts. It was about 18″ or more deep in the area shown in the photo. I am impressed by how well it does in the snow. It clears the snow really well.”
Click here for his full story.
Push Back a Pile of Brush
Although the mini dozer is about the size of the riding lawn mower or ATV, it’s powerful enough to push heavy pile of objects as shown in the image above. Ken, who’s driving the mini dozer, had so much fun doing this project. He even went on to say, “The project was one of the most satisfying I have ever done.” Check out some highlights of his build.
Remove a Tree Stump
Still on the fence about the mini dozer’s strength? Check the images above and see the huge chunk of tree stump this mini dozer is pulling. We don’t know the exact weight, but from the images, it sure is a big and heavy stump!
The mini dozer that’s featured above is a Struck MINI-DOZER® MD196K. For those who don’t know yet, this dozer comes as a no frills, D-I-Y kit, so you do the painting and assembly.
Our customer, Herb was able to do a lot with his mini dozer in just 10 hours of driving it. He said, “With roughly 10 hours on the machine, I have already helped out a neighbor with stump removal, graded sections in my yard, carried pavers, towed a stump grinder, cleared super-tall overgrown weeds, and generally had a great deal of FUN.”
Click here for to read his experience about his mini dozer.
Excavate Hard Clay Soil
The images above is sent to us by one of our customers, Ron, who completed a difficult project using a mini dozer. His project was to excavate hard, yellow California clay soil on a slope to prepare a level building site. Usually these jobs are reserved for contractors and their bulldozers costing thousands of dollars, but he was able to complete it with a compact dozer. Click here to read his story.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Question#1: Is operating a mini dozer hard?
Operating a Struck® mini dozer is simple, it’s definitely something that anyone can learn to do. It’s important to remember that safety should always be your top priority when operating machinery like a dozer, so make sure to follow all safety guidelines and procedures.
If you’re someone who enjoys hands-on projects and isn’t afraid to get a little dirty, operating a mini dozer can be a rewarding and satisfying experience. Not to mention, it can also save you some money by allowing you to take on projects yourself rather than hiring someone to do them for you. So if you’re up for learning something new, operating a mini dozer can be a great skill to have in your toolbelt.
Question#2: How much does a mini bulldozer cost?
It varies! And it ultimately depends on what you need. Here at Struck we have 4 different models:
- MINI-DOZER® MD196K – The Hobbyist
- MAGNATRAC® RS1000 – The Homeowner
- MAGNATRAC® MH4900 – The Homesteader
- MAGNATRAC® MH8500 – The Contractor
The packages range between $4,700 to $37,000.
If you are interested in learning more about these machines and getting one for yourself, you can get your FREE digital info kit below.
Question#3 How much does a mini dozer weight?
It can vary depending on the specific make and model, and which attachments. Our mini dozers weigh anywhere from 700 lbs. to 4,500 lbs. with a few attachment options. Click here to build and price the perfect mini dozer for your budget and needs.
A mini dozer can help you get the job done quickly and efficiently. This versatile machine can handle projects such as creating a garden, removing tree stumps, excavating hard soil, grading surfaces, and clearing heavy debris. The small size of the equipment makes it easy for you to maneuver in tight spaces and access areas that are otherwise difficult to reach.
If you have questions about the things that you can do with a mini dozer, please call us today at 1-877-828-8323 or feel free to leave a question below.