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    Our department currently employees use of a Hurst tool set, including an electric over hyd pump, an O-50 cutter and jl27 spreader, this seems to be a older model, I am guessing early 80's and have noted earlier in some threads departments have had issues cutting newer cars with the 150. My question is does anyone have experience to note a performance difference in the 150 and the X-tractor. Our department has very meager funding and new equipment is not an option. What are your thoughts as to this in upgrading our tools, is the 0-150 viable enough to still keep with the X-tractor, any comments appreciated.
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    No - the 150 will not come close to the performance of the x-tractor. Best bet is the MOC series, although finding a cheap used one might prove difficult. In the used market, an x-tractor might be easier to come up with. good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvfd605 View Post
    Our department currently employees use of a Hurst tool set, including an electric over hyd pump, an O-50 cutter and jl27 spreader, this seems to be a older model, I am guessing early 80's and have noted earlier in some threads departments have had issues cutting newer cars with the 150. My question is does anyone have experience to note a performance difference in the 150 and the X-tractor. Our department has very meager funding and new equipment is not an option. What are your thoughts as to this in upgrading our tools, is the 0-150 viable enough to still keep with the X-tractor, any comments appreciated.
    Hey, I have actually gone through this comparison of the 150 vs. extractor vs. MOC quite a while ago. Shoot me your email address and I will forward what I have...

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    spowers@dc911.org, thanks, that would be a big help

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    Take a look at the champion beast, you get a cutter and spreader, without the drawbacks of a combi-tool, it can run on a hurst pump, and has excellent cutting psi, and spreading force.
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    The Beast? Lets stay with NFPA certified tools.

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    Looks like that isn't far off. Shows NFPA approval pending. T.c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFD615 View Post
    The Beast? Lets stay with NFPA certified tools.
    for real? you must be a rep for a competitor
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    Well, you should take care abuot certain things while purchasing new cutter. The best die-cutting machines are so powerful and flexible, able to manipulate a variety of materials. They are easy to use and have a lot of customer support in case of need. The best machines do not require cutting dies.

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    ????????. We're cutting MANGLED steel,not clean sheets. Unless I missed the translation somewhere. T.C.

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