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D7 17a or d8 2u which machine will do the best job clearing acres
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Hi my name is ***** ***** at least go with the D7 17a with hydraulics if you have to go with an antique machine. The D8 2u is all cable with a pony motor to start. Not sure how many acres you are clearing or your budget but if you could get into a newer machine I would recommend it for reliability as you can always get your money back once the job is complete

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