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mrsops
12-28-2007, 04:40 PM
so guys im going to follow up on my other thread i left a few days ago on the asv demo today i was in it for a little longer today and i dont like it. machine rattles makes noises feels like its built cheap from top to bottom. the only thing good about that machine is that it has a cat engine thats the only thing going for those machines. o yeah and to take off the back of the peice of the machine to get to the battery is a real pain in the ass!! and yes the battery was dead lol

bobcat_ron
12-28-2007, 06:07 PM
The ASV never scored big on creature comforts, at least the bigger ones are just a tad better.

DiyDave
12-28-2007, 08:55 PM
If it's got the right battery in it, all you have to do is disconnect the battery, twist counter clockwise, and remove it. And if you don't leave the key on, the battery don't go dead! I'm not saying that they are perfect, but if you want to see what it will do, take out into the mud, as I've said before, just follow me, if you have the cajones or ability!

tallrick
12-28-2007, 10:54 PM
I used to enjoy running the little RC-30 for picking up tree trimmings, although it did rattle a bit after startup. The battery was such a pain though. That position is so odd that it requires a special sized battery. I have to admit to modifying the sheetmetal so a regular battery would fit. It's a shame that ASV hasn't changed their machine all these years.

As mentioned above take it into the mud. You will be impressed, I know I was.

mrsops
12-30-2007, 01:11 PM
yeah i had it in the mud its good

kreft
12-30-2007, 01:11 PM
so your deciding on a track machine or a tire machine? what will this mainly be used for (whatever your buying)

mrsops
12-30-2007, 01:16 PM
well kreft i my t-190 which is very good. i need another 4' machine i sold my 553 a few months ago because it was time to upgrade and i starting using my mt52 for the tight areas its just a little hard to grade with it. i demod the s100 and its def alot faster and stronger then the 553. but then again i said let me try and demo this asv it has tracks always good for the mud and its 4' as well but it just seems a little cheap built to me

kreft
12-30-2007, 01:19 PM
Gotcha- any way you need to keep with bobcat. Company colors would be messed up if you went with ASV

mrsops
12-30-2007, 01:24 PM
yeah thats true kreft lol

kreft
12-30-2007, 01:45 PM
Those are some really big tires on that 330 are you going to buy the T330?

mrsops
12-30-2007, 01:48 PM
well kreft i didnt no there was a t330 what what i see its a t320. i can only imagine the power of that thing i have been in a t300 it pushses like a bull dozer. but know i cant afford that t320 right now i think there asking like 62,000

kreft
12-30-2007, 02:42 PM
Yea I think there is only a T320

NBI Lawn
01-03-2008, 02:42 PM
I am in the market for a small track machine and was thinking about the 30. Already run a Cat 252B and a 247B so I would like to get the 30 as it is similar to the cats, controls etc. Have you ever tried the RC-50? Wonder if that is any better. Can you get the S100 with hand controls?

Wish they made an RC-40

NBI Lawn
01-03-2008, 03:11 PM
What kind of dump truck do you have? Just wondering since you said the ASV wouldnt load it. We have a low sided FL70 wonder if it would load that?

hosejockey2002
01-03-2008, 07:42 PM
What kind of dump truck do you have? Just wondering since you said the ASV wouldnt load it. We have a low sided FL70 wonder if it would load that?

I rented an ASV 30 once and it would barely load my pickup.

mrsops
01-03-2008, 07:52 PM
if you have to do anytype of loading with the asv dont even think about buying one. That machine is only good in the mud because of the tracks but in my opinion there not built very well

DiyDave
01-03-2008, 08:05 PM
out of the posts that say the Asv Rc30 won't load anything. I load a Bri Mar dump trailer regularly, and my dump truck, granted, nothing real tall, but one trick I learned was to make about a 4' X 6' X 8"tall ramp out of old pressure treated junk I had layin' around, and that will allow me to drive right inside a roll off dumpster, or dump over the side of one, easily. I think of the ramp as just another attachment for this machine, as it is just as handy to load it up. Have also used it to roll logs onto a car trailer, logs that weigh 4000lbs +! And if I forget to pick up the ramp, I can always stop by with a small pickup and retrieve it, nobody wants to steal it, and if they did, I'd just build an even uglier one! You just have to get to know your machine, to see what it'll do!:laugh::laugh:

NBI Lawn
01-03-2008, 08:06 PM
if you have to do anytype of loading with the asv dont even think about buying one. That machine is only good in the mud because of the tracks but in my opinion there not built very well

I kinda thought it was too good to be true. What about a S100 with some type of track set up?

mrsops
01-03-2008, 08:11 PM
s100 was alot better for me. i dont know if you can put tracks on that machine? if so ill go buy the machine with the tracks