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mrsops
12-26-2007, 03:07 PM
So Guys I Been Looking For A 4' Wide Machine For The Last Month Or So After Selling My 553. I Demod The S100 Which Is A Big Improvment From The 553. So I Took A Shot On This Asv. Not Bad Smooth Ride Some Power To But It Only Lifts A Few Inches Higher Then My Mt52 Lolol What The Hell Is That About.

bobcat_ron
12-26-2007, 04:12 PM
The ASV lifts 80.25" and the Bobcat MT52 lifts 71.3", The ASV has the advantage in power, reach, ROC and you have a full cab option.

ksss
12-26-2007, 05:16 PM
What is the difference in the ROC between the two of them? It can't be much difference. I would rather sit and run the machine like god intended, rather than stand on the back and cowboy that BC around.

mrsops
12-26-2007, 06:20 PM
the bobcat s100 blows it away

Scag48
12-26-2007, 06:22 PM
Let's keep things into context here. The RC30 and S100 are in different classes as far as I'm concerned. The RC30 is basically a 463 with tracks, a little more horsepower, and you can sit down in a reasonably sized cab. It does not compete in the same class as the S100 nor should it be percieved to.

mrsops
12-26-2007, 07:42 PM
not really scag because the 463 is 36'' wide and the s100 is 46'' the asv dealer said that the asv rc30 is a s100 with tracks.. my opinion the asv wasnt a bad machine but the s100 had the upperhand

bobcat_ron
12-26-2007, 09:50 PM
But ASV still has the upper hand, even next to their cousin, CAT, they build their machines with extremely high HP to weight ratios, so the ASV is still better than both the Bobcat 463 and 100 and way more comfortable than the MT52.

Scag48
12-26-2007, 11:05 PM
Sorry man, but the RC30 and S100 are not in the same class. Operating capcity of the RC30 is 800 pounds, the S100 is 1,000. Their horsepower is close to the same, but their operating capacities are not. The overall width of the RC30 is the same as the S100, not bad for a machine that has 10" wide tracks. Overall, the S100 is a larger machine, but the RC30 will bury it with power to the ground and working in soft conditions. The RC30 is also 1,000 pounds lighter than the S100, not a badly spec'd machine that weighs 25% less than the S100.

Ridin' Around
12-27-2007, 12:36 AM
While you won't get most ASV dealers to talk about them, there are companies making a weight bracket to slide in the 2" reese style hitch on the back of that machine. You simply add tractor style suitcase weights and this machine become a machine twice its original size. Then when you don't need them they slide off and you have the low ground pressure that makes a track machine what you bought it for in the first place- less turf damage! Sure some of you need the turf damage for something to do later! LOL! but seriously how do you compare wheels to tracks? Any "green tires" in bobcat's future? How about rubber mounting the undercarriage? No comparison apples to lemons!

mrsops
12-27-2007, 03:31 AM
yeah the asv couldnt load my dump truck the arms dont go high at all the s100 loads it

Scag48
12-27-2007, 04:49 AM
Kinda my point, different size class.