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Old 01-21-2015, 04:05 PM
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The marked for such a DIY excavator as shown on the webpage is quite limited one would guess, so it strange they don't give response when some of the few potential customers care to take contact. Developing a new machine most always will take much more time than first imagined, especially when it's a part time business...but anyway, it would be easy to write a general message on the website, if one are too busy answering phones or emails

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Old 01-22-2015, 01:27 AM
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I live near by, haven't heard a word from them either.
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:36 AM
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I guess they cant live up to their product or?????????
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:39 AM
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im ok with the small run and dad/son thing but
nostright answer to the drive question ring gear set up bugs me
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Old 01-24-2015, 10:07 PM
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Its kind of pointless at this point to even entertain the thought of buying one at their asking price because you have ppl like china making them or magom who will soon be releasing a full metal 14 scale excavator without any electronics or hydros for ALOT less.... and yes from a business stand point if your not going to give your customers the courtesy or responding to emails and calls you should at least have a note on the website or some sort of informative bulletin so you dont lose potential customers.... just my .02 cents
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Old 03-01-2015, 02:41 PM
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the 14th scale of the bare bones is a Caterpillar 390D LME
the 14th scale from china is a smaller machine so 14th scales are not all the same size.
the Caterpillar 390D LME is a huge machine in real life.
So I don't think 1500 is to much to ask considering it is heavier construction and hand made.
china stuff is cheap, you get what you pay for.
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Old 03-02-2015, 07:59 AM
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email I just received
Hi Mark

Sorry for the long delay in answering.

We sold out of the first run handful of Alpha version Cat inspired 390D
models. While working on an improved version of the 390 excavator we saw
that Caterpillar has now moved to the "F" model. Trying to stay current, we
decided to revamp the 390D model into a 390F and offer that.

In the meantime we are releasing our Cat D11 inspired bulldozer. Please
check out our website on Monday March 2 to see it.

Thanks for being patient as we experience some growing pains!

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the 14th scale of the bare bones is a Caterpillar 390D LME
the 14th scale from china is a smaller machine so 14th scales are not all the same size.
the Caterpillar 390D LME is a huge machine in real life.
So I don't think 1500 is to much to ask considering it is heavier construction and hand made.
china stuff is cheap, you get what you pay for.
thats funny, because the problem there is... you cant get anything that isnt sold and you didnt pay for..... they still are not available.... so how can you get what you pay for???

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email I just received
Hi Mark

Sorry for the long delay in answering.

We sold out of the first run handful of Alpha version Cat inspired 390D
models. While working on an improved version of the 390 excavator we saw
that Caterpillar has now moved to the "F" model. Trying to stay current, we
decided to revamp the 390D model into a 390F and offer that.

In the meantime we are releasing our Cat D11 inspired bulldozer. Please
check out our website on Monday March 2 to see it.

Thanks for being patient as we experience some growing pains!

Randy Killen

Crit Killen

850 north 890 west

Orem, Utah 84057
lmao.... wow.... really????? so did they have a limited run of 1 excavator? Cuz ive never heard of anyone buying one... so who bought them....? and when was it announced?????
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http://www.barebonesexcavators.com/

This page show's a concept shovel, and has a link to our forum, http://www.barebonesexcavators.com/workshop.html

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Old 03-02-2015, 03:38 PM
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i got tired of waiting for a responce and bought the china kat
hopefully ill have it at cabin fever.
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Ease up on the bashing here guys. Unless someone paid for a product that wasn't delivered, I suggest let it be. I realize that the communication isn't the best but all of the negitiveness isn't doing any good.
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i got tired of waiting for a responce and bought the china kat
hopefully ill have it at cabin fever.
yea, waiting 3 months for an email response, especially a response that avoided all your direct questions def explains why you would go a diff route... its unfortunate...
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I commend these guys for the effort of producing something like this but I agree with above, I know from a business perspective even if you can't deliver just a simple response is very reassuring to a future purchase. Can't be upset with someone simply stating we are having growing pains . So what do you guys think of the d11? I would like to see some inside pics to have an idea of what arrangement could be possible. Get these guys a welder and rid of the rivet gun, but would add time and $ ,, I guess.
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yep i'm kind of fed up with all these company that, make a excavtor but then never
follow through. i guess they don't understand how much it takes to put something like that in production. and at a fair price
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Did anyone else read this??

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email I just received
Hi Mark

Sorry for the long delay in answering.

We sold out of the first run handful of Alpha version Cat inspired 390D
models. While working on an improved version of the 390 excavator we saw
that Caterpillar has now moved to the "F" model. Trying to stay current, we
decided to revamp the 390D model into a 390F and offer that.

In the meantime we are releasing our Cat D11 inspired bulldozer. Please
check out our website on Monday March 2 to see it.

Thanks for being patient as we experience some growing pains!

Randy Killen

Crit Killen

850 north 890 west

Orem, Utah 84057
Common, give these guys a break, they just started this, probably got other things to do beside this as well, did anyone see the dozer they got ready? Probably that's what they been working on as well.

Be glad that they try to get a kit out that hopefully will be on the cheaper side compared to German kits, but some people just don't ever get satisfied.
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Old 03-04-2015, 04:12 AM
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It's great new people come up with new products. I hope to see some building threads about the 390 or D11 in the future sometime.
It's said that a handful of 390 is sold out. One seemingly can't find any links to the machine on a Google search, except to the fabricator and this forum (which I guess is one of the main forums when it comes to scale construction machinery, in the US/Canada at least) But maybe this handful of machines has been purchased by someone, who all, have chosen to not present their new machines to anyone online or at any show. That being said, there can be building threads out there, if one just search enough.
Well, the guys are new to the hobby, and obvious want to work in peace, and don't want to discuss technical solutions with possible customers and experienced people as found at this forum. Yeah, time will show what comes out of it.

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All the machine that were made have been given to family and friends as static display models as i have been told. no machines as of now have been considered into rc. thats what ive been told few months back
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They should have just made it a 1500$ conversion kit for the 4200XL digger.... then it would sell like hot pockets given how many 4200 are in the states.

The 4200 system is easily strong enough to run something 2x its size. Perhaps a regearing of the track motors but all else is pretty much capable. This would basically fix the main issues with the 4200 - hydros way too big for the model and model way too small/light for the hydros. 2600+1500 still puts you at a fraction of what a true 1/12 or 1/10 custom built rig would run you.

But instead they basically made a huge diecast model. ok... . good luck with that

Now they are trying to make new products with the hope of getting customers without finishing the old projects. reminds me of custom knive makers..
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digging up old dead threads,why??
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The 4200 is absolutely the wrong choice as a donor kit to this model... the 4200 is a bunch of mismatched components that are a crapshoot whether or not they'll work or for how long. The machining tolerances are pathetic, obviously lacking in precision technological equipment &/or the education to operate them correctly.

Buy the BareBones model, Premacon offers a quality, powerful, proven reliable hydraulic systems kit & the rest of what's needed can be easily sourced from various robotics sites within this continent.
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