Why I Bought A Certified Used Volvo Excavator

4 Gsh 2020
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  • almost need to add alittle more counter weight for all that bucket and thumb eh...

    Drew ZavaskyDrew ZavaskyMuaj më parë
  • Congrats!! Been binge watching you the last week learned a ton already. Bless your company 🙏🏽

    Enrique SantiagoEnrique SantiagoMuaj më parë
  • VOLVO TOY Remote Excavator control $60 about all i can aford 👍 i like the Jaw set up be fun getting a beer out the esky etc

    Mark ArnottMark Arnott2 muaj më parë
  • where is the 250 volvo?

    xXTiGeRXx GaMeInGxXTiGeRXx GaMeInG2 muaj më parë
  • Great story mate

  • Love those cicadas

    Roger DickinsonRoger Dickinson2 muaj më parë
  • It helps being the only operator. Its the worst getting in a machine that’s been abused and trashed.

    ChaseChase2 muaj më parë
  • How’s the balance? Is there much weight difference between the progressive link and a standard hydraulic thumb?

    J BackJ Back2 muaj më parë
  • Awesome - I'm happy for you. Congratulations Chris

    Patricia GuilloryPatricia Guillory2 muaj më parë
  • what part of N.C. you at i'm in Shelby N.C and looking for someone who can do what your doing

    Brian GoldBrian Gold2 muaj më parë
  • Look's like brand new. Lot's of fun with it. Greetings from Rotterdam Netherlands

    Loek NeeleLoek Neele2 muaj më parë
  • Good looking excavator! I do like your hydraulic thumb over the one we have. I really like how the thumb tines line up in between the bucket teeth.

    Alan Walker74Alan Walker742 muaj më parë
  • Had no idea what these things cost - Google turns up a 2019 EC220 with 48" and progressive thumb in Trinity, NC for $180000 ! Crazy money !

    Mad ZitMad Zit2 muaj më parë
  • You need to get your new logo on that baby!

    Mark HeimburgerMark Heimburger2 muaj më parë
  • Nice unit it's to bad you had to put two 5 gals pals of hyd oil in it . I think your review wasn't all there ? If its "certified " that should have never happened.

    Gary ThomasGary Thomas2 muaj më parë
  • Very happy for you Chris

    Bruce AplinBruce Aplin2 muaj më parë
  • 👍🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Larry Iowa/Texas RoosterLarry Iowa/Texas Rooster2 muaj më parë
  • letsdig18 I'm retired now. My work was as a Salesman selling Volvo Trucks. Volvo has always been very good to me. A highlight of my experience with Volvo was my trip to Sweden 100% courtesy of Volvo. Attended meetings at Gothenburg along with factory tours and test driving Volvo automobiles at the Volvo Test Track. 140+ MPH on the high speed Indy 500 type oval track ! I know you toured Volvo Excavator facility (Asia). I hope you someday get to tour Main Headquarters in Sweden. So Sayeth JimInCincy [August 6, 2020].

    Jim ListermanJim Listerman2 muaj më parë
  • You are a great brand ambassador for Volvo, so I am pleased they look after you.

    Gavin CritchleyGavin Critchley2 muaj më parë
  • As an Non plant driver, it would be good for you to explain what you mean by quicker. Nice machine though.

    James AllenJames Allen2 muaj më parë
  • Purty machine!

    thomas leonardthomas leonard2 muaj më parë
  • man you suck ! you have all the cool toys!

    Robb PresnellRobb Presnell2 muaj më parë
  • Yes, it nice and newer. But the tint on that machine is amazing. Happy digging 🍻

    jaysilerjaysiler2 muaj më parë
  • All this free advertising and positive feedback for Volvo and they couldn’t send you one for free

    Matts RoofingMatts Roofing2 muaj më parë
  • I don't under stand one video you are working for one company the next you are working for your self !

    Dave NelsonDave Nelson2 muaj më parë
  • Real nice machine, Midwest truck has a channel, alworld.info/u/video/mXSx1aOliJeyibM. They are from MO. If so that;s cool. If not getting a machine before the attacments isn't bad either. Good things come to those who wait. You even have your own brand.

    Tuco BenedictoTuco Benedicto2 muaj më parë
  • Rolled the dice away from Vegas and won.. Good luck with her & Dig in great health!!

    john colasantojohn colasanto2 muaj më parë
  • good machines volvo

    ramtuff2007ramtuff20072 muaj më parë
  • The title lead me to think something broke, glad everything’s good!

    gr8fightrgr8fightr2 muaj më parë
  • Midwest trucking?!?! Isn't that Ron Pratt?!?!

    PaulLPaulL2 muaj më parë
  • Byt, wheres is the (rotortilt) engcon? 😎

    kaffekassan ,kaffekassan ,2 muaj më parë
  • I'm in Rowan county NC. What county are you located? I didn't realize you were so close. Great videos. I've always loved running tractors. Track hoes are especially fun when clearing trees. Stay safe. -Wil 👍

    William BryantWilliam Bryant2 muaj më parë
  • We would rather hear why you bought Yanmar.

    Juha TuomalaJuha Tuomala2 muaj më parë
  • That's a very nice machine

    Kristy StaatsKristy Staats2 muaj më parë
  • Hey, Chris is there any chance that you would do a video showing how your controls are set up for your thumb and would you be so kind to just run through your likes and dislikes of controls in machines and why you like yours to run the way you do. I know that for as many years as I have been following you that you don't usually talk much about what you like and I believe you try to walk the line between where you say this is the way it is and upsetting the keyboard warrior heroes that have 10 minutes in machines but know so much more than you do about things. I know how I like my gear but often we are forced to accept switches or pedals or configurations because dealers have always set theirs up that way and do not know any other way of configuring it, but now machines like yours have so many different ways they can be set up that make our lives so much easier. I hope this makes sense because I have always loved your videos and work for so long and it's so cool to see you getting your own gear. Thanks for all the years of taking us along to work with you Matey and Cheers from Australia, Garry

    Attitude AdjusterAttitude Adjuster2 muaj më parë
  • Why I bought a certified used Volvo excavator : "Because with 300k+ hard earned subs Volvo stood to loose far more from not delivering on service".

    Juan CornettoJuan Cornetto2 muaj më parë
  • can anybody identify the info on the bags in this image.. i.imgur.com/ySdKpPD.jpg is it what i think it is... the warehouse looks the same when you look at the windows in the background..

    wayne pwayne p2 muaj më parë
  • You need a EC950 for horsing around. JK

    Eric JohnstonEric Johnston2 muaj më parë
  • Good Luck and God Bless

    PJ MaynesPJ Maynes2 muaj më parë
  • great story chris, i run a small excavating operation and have a mini and a 315 both with thumbs, noticed you didn’t show video first time you used the progressive link thumb, question is do you actually like it better than a standard hydraulic thumb?

    Nj One BaleNj One Bale2 muaj më parë
  • 6:00 Midwest Trucking? Is that the same company the ALworldr Ron Pratt owns?

    Shoot Luck GamingShoot Luck Gaming2 muaj më parë
  • Makes sense to me, that's why I buy 3 year old certified used cars. Cars tend to age like cheese anyway.

    Skorpy NekomimiSkorpy Nekomimi2 muaj më parë
  • Good luck with the machine Chris. Just curious, is quick hitches a new thing in the states? We've had them in Ireland & Europe for years now you don't see to many thumbs on our excavators over here is the only thing I'm a truck driver running machinery all the time though if I had a excavator I would definitely have a thumb on it very handy 👌👌

    Ryan FinchRyan Finch2 muaj më parë
  • FC. From Thailand.

    kimbery EXCAVATOR kimkimbery EXCAVATOR kim2 muaj më parë
  • Excellent practical choice. Looking forward to see it in lots of action. Especially with your bucket and branded thumb upgrades.

    Will BWill B2 muaj më parë
  • There is a lot more to doing a job that you care about than just get up and doing it. This is yours n its nice so you can do what you like with what you want to do it with comfort know its all yours. Your never home free till that last payment is gone.I have worked for outfits that would add on a shift and when the rig I took care of came back after the first night with chewing tobacco on the dash gauges.. I turned around an walked into the timekeepers an quit. Right it up as "unhappy"

    Morgan AdairMorgan Adair2 muaj më parë
  • When does Tim and John (uncle) have a go on that machine 😉only joking 😂

    Chris SnellingChris Snelling2 muaj më parë
  • You sound a happy bunny Chris . Good luck with the machine 👏👏👍🇬🇧

    Chris SnellingChris Snelling2 muaj më parë
  • Has he like worked for volvo or something

    Anthony LondonAnthony London2 muaj më parë
  • Such a proud father. Nice job! Love the machine. Have a name picked out? Lol

    James FarnhamJames Farnham2 muaj më parë
  • IMO Volvo isn't doing a good job marketing if even CHRIS doesn't know about the certified program...

    Georgia PatriotGeorgia Patriot2 muaj më parë
  • If it had been a clunker and not near as advertised. Would you have had any protection on the sight unseen purchase with Volvo? Could you have backed out or would they have atleast worked with you on finding another equivalent machine? So glad this was not the case but just wondered how things would have went on a lemon... Now get back to work! You have a machine to pay for and only 22 hours minus a nap a day to get er done!😃

    Wayne TharpWayne Tharp2 muaj më parë
  • Did you go out on your own with the new machine or still work for your family?

    Roland TaylorRoland Taylor2 muaj më parë
  • You paid did figures for a used Volvo haha

    David HardinDavid Hardin2 muaj më parë
  • Don't u or did u work for Bobby Goodson logging?

    James FisherJames Fisher2 muaj më parë
  • The power.....goes to my head, I get digger fever...there great and this looks the business.

    Rick PoundRick Pound2 muaj më parë
  • Hi Chris loving your new Volvo the AMI bucket and thumb are impressive. I used to wonder how you could go from driving the good machines to spending a day in the old well worn Hitachi and the mechanical thumb my ocd wouldn't make it easy for me haha. Wishing you well with your new machine hope it goes well for you.

    Ian MoynanIan Moynan2 muaj më parë
  • dang, that thumb and bucket look sweet!

    MR-MBMR-MB2 muaj më parë
  • Congrats on the dream machine!

    Helge LarsenHelge Larsen2 muaj më parë
  • Is the Hitch Bucket and Thumb made by FFFAMI ?? - Its difficult to decipher their logo/name:- looking for same set up on my machine

    James LindleyJames Lindley2 muaj më parë
  • Volvo excavator will last for many years, Chris with you operating it, and AMI

    Jan van den BosJan van den Bos2 muaj më parë
  • Dude make a video about all yr worke equipment.

    Ze PescadinhaZe Pescadinha2 muaj më parë
  • New T-shirts (short and long sleeve) with LD18 logo.Yup.That will work.

    IgnacioIgnacio2 muaj më parë
  • That's one fine looking machine Chris, that bucket and thumb certainly look top quality. Hope she gives you many hours of trouble free work.

    Yorkshire RichYorkshire Rich2 muaj më parë
  • I love watching you work. It would be fun to see some older projects with seeded grass fully grown. That sense of ahh! completion!

    Mark HayhurstMark Hayhurst2 muaj më parë
  • Lack of oil....... forgotten.

    A jonesA jones2 muaj më parë
    • Hidden comment?

      A jonesA jones2 muaj më parë
  • what about the low hydraulic oil you said about

    orkid knogorkid knog2 muaj më parë
  • Well Chris, i am following your work and i can see how much faster you work with this machine. For the record the name VOLVO comes from "Volvere" in Latin it means "I roll" It is a Spin off from SKF ball bearings. And I can tell you them Volvo's will roll for ages. This machine will become your best friend.

    Willem StreutgersWillem Streutgers2 muaj më parë
  • Awesome set up. Nice one 😀

    The Fully Charged GardenerThe Fully Charged Gardener2 muaj më parë
  • What's Her Name? How about Daisy Mae?

    Cyndi KarpCyndi Karp2 muaj më parë
  • It's like a how we 1st met love story ...! 👍

    Globalist JuiceGlobalist Juice2 muaj më parë
  • Hey Chris, how do I get into this type of stuff (excavation/digging) ?? Since I don’t have much experience nor licenses?

    Moto MikeyMoto Mikey2 muaj më parë
  • Volvo the king of Sweden

    Olof HanssonOlof Hansson2 muaj më parë
  • Lol, this is Volvo “certified equipment” marketing department just making sure you don’t have that orange competitive unit as your own. I bet this had a huge discount if it cost anything at all.

    Jim HammillJim Hammill2 muaj më parë

    Paul MuirPaul Muir2 muaj më parë
  • There are few Tubers who can produce an almost daily, genuine output of such quality that the viewer can enjoy and learn the processes. This machine is a testimony to your hard work and your future and is well earnt. Well done Chris.

    Chris BartrumChris Bartrum2 muaj më parë
  • Certified by volvo,bonified by chris . I think you should call it digzilla...

    frogfrog2 muaj më parë
  • Volvo - excellent choice...

    Stuart AndrewsStuart Andrews2 muaj më parë
  • Personally I wouldn't trust a used machine but I do understand why you bought this way. I lease a car and the manufacturer service intervals state 10k miles between services. The lease company has somehow negotiated a contract whereby servicing has been extended to 20k miles. There are reasons why manufacturers stipulate oil changes at certain intervals but seems that doesn't matter if the money is right between companies! Sure I simply pay and drive but after 3 years this car will be sold to an unsuspecting buyer - I know I would walk away from buying a car with stretched service intervals..

    Jack KingJack King2 muaj më parë
  • Isn’t Midwest truck Ron Pratt’s company?

    Billy EberlyBilly Eberly2 muaj më parë
  • It is one sweet ride Chris !

    augustaugust2 muaj më parë
  • I ran across this John Deere 250 GR Track excavator with 51 ( that's fifty one) hours on the clock. It's a 2014 and the bid is 50k last time I checked. It's located in Georgia. Not sure how the logistics would work on that, if you had to go get it? IDK. go planet. com is the web site where it's located. They also had a Hummer with 79 (that's seventy nine) miles on the odometer. Asking 4800 for it. Huge, tool chests, 25.00 each or I saw a deal on one page where they had 5 tool chests for 25.00. Unbelievable deals on some of this stuff.

    C MooreC Moore2 muaj më parë
  • Better than your work machine now :P

    Bede MeredithBede Meredith2 muaj më parë
  • Hi Chris, with the Volvo certified program, does that come with any warranty?

    Dennis LeadbetterDennis Leadbetter2 muaj më parë
  • How often do you pressure wash your excavator to clean the tracks and hydraulics?

    NICKNICK2 muaj më parë
  • Is it hard to see out the front window on cloudy day?

    FaceManFaceMan2 muaj më parë
  • Can it make money ?

    martin nielsenmartin nielsen2 muaj më parë
  • The five fingered thumb.

    daza Smitdaza Smit2 muaj më parë
  • Very cool man! It’s a sweet setup for sure!

    Elite Earthworks LLCElite Earthworks LLC2 muaj më parë
  • Been watching since 2008. It is amazing to see how far things have come for you. I appreciate the time you take to make these videos for us and to take us along on your life journey. As far as this new machine, i love it. I wish i would have had a setup like this back when i was doing clearing 2 summers ago. I cant wait to see all the videos to come and the productivity that comes with the new toy! Hard work pays off, you are a perfect example of that and a huge motivation to me as well as many on here. Really happy for you Chris.

    Nick KilanowskiNick Kilanowski2 muaj më parë
  • Evening Chris, congratulations on the newer machine. Been a subscriber for about 2 months. Love to watch your videos. I can tell that you show pride in your work. I am proud for you making your dream come true. Also keep them videos coming. Enjoy them tremendously. Peace and fare digging.

    Greg HoffstadtGreg Hoffstadt2 muaj më parë
  • good luck with it.

    Ervin CrandellErvin Crandell2 muaj më parë
  • nice looking machine

    old man in the shop built not boughtold man in the shop built not bought2 muaj më parë
  • She’s a beauty Chris, just don’t let anybody else operate it!

    Patrick GermainPatrick Germain2 muaj më parë
  • machine

    tlittle1424tlittle14242 muaj më parë
  • If you would sit in the cab of that new excavator and hum along and kinda sing to the Kenny Wayne Shepherd song blue on black it would be like you came full circle from one of your first videos LOL

    Lucas RenfroeLucas Renfroe2 muaj më parë
  • Congrats. Hope it lasts you a good long time. Is that size of machine something you can haul between jobs or do you have to hire a lowboy?

    gslope1gslope12 muaj më parë
  • You have come a long ways since you got your feelings hurt trying to buy that fancy finish mower. Oh yeah and also you got a new fancy finish mower.....

    Lucas RenfroeLucas Renfroe2 muaj më parë
  • Happy for you.

    Matt FousheeMatt Foushee2 muaj më parë
  • Great looking machine friend! Can't wait to see you get it dirty!

    derrik tribblederrik tribble2 muaj më parë