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Old 08-27-2008, 09:56 PM
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WOW! i didnt expect this much insight. i found an old bob cat brand gas that needs a loader bracket welded on the back, and it seems to only have 2 speeds, forward and backward. the lift id jumpy and shaky going up (maybe a bad cylinder, as one leaks constant) $3500 for it. it has 2 extra remotes. the tires are all but rotted off of it.

i found a mustang with a yanmar diesel 60%+ rubber, and supposed to be a sweet machine for $4500.

all i want and can afford to do with one is loader work. thats all i want. clean barns, landscape yards. i found a large newer gehl locally for $8500 thats supposed to be very nice.
 
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:25 PM
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I would stay away from the bobcat. Sounds like it's pobably out of oil and cavitating the hyd pump.

I hate working on bobcats you have to pull the engine and hydros at the same time to work on the hydros or hyd pump. On the newer ones anyway. It take all day to put in the $2500 hyd control valve.

I like my case and have had very little problem with it. A guy at work bought a New Holland and loves it. It will pick up about everything he wants to, like round bales.
 
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Old 08-28-2008, 09:01 PM
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how much for the hydromac todd???
 
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:19 PM
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We have a 00 773 bobcat we use at the asphalt plant for clean up, brooming and misc stuff and it is crappy. Already replaced a head gasket in her, very weak hydrolics it seems like to me. I really like the Cat and Deere machines I have seen just my vote.
 
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Old 08-28-2008, 10:51 PM
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X2 on the JCB Robot. Awesome machine!
 
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I am not kidding. I have told the guys, run it till it ukes, then its going straight to the scrap yard. I wouldnt dare sell it to anyone, its a real pos
 
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Old 08-29-2008, 07:20 PM
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Went over backards in a Bobcat, like the NH and Cat holds up best, lift's more and has better hyd rams and pump. Get what u pay for.

"I did'nt really say everything I said." Yogi Berra
 
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Old 09-08-2008, 01:37 PM
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we have two 2003 252b's with the track converison kits. those kits brought the machine weight up to 10000 lbs.

I dont know how i got by without the tracks. You can actually grade in wet stuff rather than just try to keep moving like with tires.

You can grade by feel like a big machine....lifting heavy loads the machine doesnt tip forward! did i mention you wont get stuck on flat ground anymore!?

Ive ran bobcat, new holland and deere, i like our cat's the best...no problems with over 1500 combined hours between the machines....very easy to maintain and the controlls are NICE
 
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:15 PM
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get what ever you want but dont get a gas. any gas is a turd and a half. **** even non turbod diesels suck, well some of them do.
we have had a ghel 4610 and it was a very good loader.
but we just got a new JD 317 and its like 10000x's better. more power then we ever need hydo's are very smooth and strong and its about 1000000000000x's more stable then any other loader i have driven.
i like my deere's
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Old 09-08-2008, 05:41 PM
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go with a case if you can find one! I work at a Case dealer and we also do work on almost all brands... ive had to work on case, cats, bobcat, gehl, john deere, new holland, and even a tocahuche or howerver you spell it. like someone said befor, you get what you pay for which is why they pretty much give cats and bobcats away. just my 2cents
 
 
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