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mrsops
10-18-2008, 03:11 PM
Well guys traded in my mt52 bobcat and picked up the s70. I took a quick picture of it on my flatbed. Cant wait to put it to work have a job Monday breaking out 2000 sq ft of concrete with it best part is I'm going through a nice tight gate 40'' wide :laugh:.

CALandscapes
10-18-2008, 03:26 PM
Nice....

So small it almost looks like a toy.

Finally got rid of that MT, eh?

Let us know the comparison on the two once you've put some time on the new one.

-Chase

Junior M
10-18-2008, 03:27 PM
So yeah you need an operator? or any help? :laugh:

Looks good....

Gravel Rat
10-18-2008, 03:31 PM
You don't see too many of those small skid steers around. Isn't that the original purpose of skid steers many years ago they were small enough you can go into places to move and dig material that was commonly done by hand.

Junior M
10-18-2008, 03:38 PM
You don't see too many of those small skid steers around. Isn't that the original purpose of skid steers many years ago they were small enough you can go into places to move and dig material that was commonly done by hand.
Yeah I believe so, the original skidsteer that bobcat/melroe made was made to get into turkey barns where you couldnt get a tractor to clean up and haul out the manure and the guy, I believe cecil or cyrus or something like that had hired some guys a few days prior to cleaning out the barn and they quit the day before the barn was scheduled to be cleaned out and he went up to the local blacksmith/fabrication shop and was saying that he wished they made something that was small enough to get in and clean out the barns and the blacksmith's came up with the first 3 wheeled skidsteer and the rest is history....

Shadetree Ltd
10-18-2008, 04:24 PM
It looks cute but it won't replace the mt. There will be no comparison between the two for flotation and traction in terrible conditions.

Gravel Rat
10-18-2008, 04:41 PM
That S-70 would sink out of sight in soft ground with the sawblade tires.

mrsops
10-18-2008, 05:04 PM
Nice....

So small it almost looks like a toy.

Finally got rid of that MT, eh?

Let us know the comparison on the two once you've put some time on the new one.

-Chase

It does look like a little toy but it has some power :weightlifter:

Junior M
10-18-2008, 05:16 PM
It looks cute but it won't replace the mt. There will be no comparison between the two for flotation and traction in terrible conditions.
why wont it? many people have said the mt was slow and hard to grade with, and which you would you rather do, stand and have the crap beat out of your knee's running a walk behind? or sit and run the s70?

mrsops
10-18-2008, 06:50 PM
why wont it? many people have said the mt was slow and hard to grade with, and which you would you rather do, stand and have the crap beat out of your knee's running a walk behind? or sit and run the s70?

mt52 was not slow at all it was a great little machine it came in handy for me when i needed to drill holes with the auger for trees and get into those tight tight back yards. problem was it was hard to grade out with and cut dirt i mean you can do it with no problem it just took a long time to do. I do alot of grading and the s70 will end up being the better selection for me

bobcat_ron
10-18-2008, 09:13 PM
That's the size my Dad used to get his business going, someone will get a track system for it one of these days.

bobcatuser
10-18-2008, 10:15 PM
What kind of breaker do you have for the S70? Snow clearing must be a good business for you judging by the wall of snow plows in the background.;)

mrsops
10-19-2008, 12:55 AM
What kind of breaker do you have for the S70? Snow clearing must be a good business for you judging by the wall of snow plows in the background.;)

I have a small bobcat breaker.. And yes let it snowwww

Junior M
10-19-2008, 12:30 PM
mt52 was not slow at all it was a great little machine it came in handy for me when i needed to drill holes with the auger for trees and get into those tight tight back yards. problem was it was hard to grade out with and cut dirt i mean you can do it with no problem it just took a long time to do. I do alot of grading and the s70 will end up being the better selection for me
Thats just what I have been told, I have no clue, I am not excited about running one because dad will insist on renting it, instead of what I prefer, and I run the little things anyways so I figure I might as well try and get what I want...

DUSTYCEDAR
10-19-2008, 12:37 PM
that would be perfect for cleaning up after my dogs:)

bobcat_ron
10-19-2008, 01:43 PM
that would be perfect for cleaning up after my dogs:)

Wow, those must be big dogs! http://deephousepage.com/smilies/yllol.gif

beano
10-19-2008, 05:31 PM
pretty nice machine, will that push snow and with what size blade? If you dont mind me asking what does one of those costs new?

mrsops
10-19-2008, 07:18 PM
pretty nice machine, will that push snow and with what size blade? If you dont mind me asking what does one of those costs new?

yeah im going to use it for tight areas in the snow yes. I can go up to a 44''

deere615
10-19-2008, 08:11 PM
Nice machine

TXNSLighting
10-19-2008, 11:47 PM
Aw its cute! Very cool tho.

flairland
10-20-2008, 06:21 PM
Nice machine! I'd like to try one of those out to compare it to my L125. Make sure to take pics of it working away!

mrsops
10-20-2008, 06:33 PM
Nice machine! I'd like to try one of those out to compare it to my L125. Make sure to take pics of it working away!

Took a few pics today breaking out concrete. I must say machine def has some power behind it. I feel i can get more work done with this machine then i could with my mt 52

Junior M
10-20-2008, 07:04 PM
It looks like a toy!!! haha... How is the cab? are you comfortable in there?

mrsops
10-20-2008, 07:18 PM
It looks like a toy!!! haha... How is the cab? are you comfortable in there?

The cab really isn't that bad i got the suspension seat in there to so its not that bad

Junior M
10-20-2008, 07:22 PM
The cab really isn't that bad i got the suspension seat in there to so its not that bad
the suspension seat as in the same one that comes in the 190 and others? I only wiegh 135 and I bottom that uncomfortable thing out!!

mrsops
10-20-2008, 08:02 PM
the suspension seat as in the same one that comes in the 190 and others? I only wiegh 135 and I bottom that uncomfortable thing out!!

which one are you talking about the grey seat or the black seat

Junior M
10-20-2008, 08:15 PM
which one are you talking about the grey seat or the black seat
It been a LONG LONG time since I have been in the 190 we rent and I want to say grey, not totally sure though...

mrsops
10-20-2008, 08:21 PM
It been a LONG LONG time since I have been in the 190 we rent and I want to say grey, not totally sure though...

:laugh: find out

DUSTYCEDAR
10-20-2008, 08:44 PM
sit on but and run hammer or stand to run hammer hummmmmmmmm
ill sit great shots

mrsops
10-20-2008, 08:45 PM
sit on but and run hammer or stand to run hammer hummmmmmmmm
ill sit great shots

:laugh: Thank you cedar

Junior M
10-20-2008, 08:48 PM
:laugh: find out
I am pretty positive that its grey..

RockSet N' Grade
10-21-2008, 01:00 AM
what make of hammer and how many pound hammer is it?

minimax
10-21-2008, 01:06 AM
I think you will tear the toy bobcat apart with that hammer!!

minimax

ksss
10-21-2008, 01:41 AM
I think you will tear the toy bobcat apart with that hammer!!

minimax

Thats no joke. If that is a 700 pound hammer it is going to destroy that machine. That little bobcat likely specs a 250 pound hammer at best.

mrsops
10-21-2008, 12:31 PM
I think you will tear the toy bobcat apart with that hammer!!

minimax

It handles it like an animal!!!

Gravel Rat
10-21-2008, 03:13 PM
That machine doesn't have enough weight to hold that hammer down :dizzy:

Everytime it hammers the front wheels must bounce off the ground :laugh:

You are going to shake that poor machine apart I hope your pumping lots of grease into the pins. You will be constantly tightening bolts that are ratting loose.

ksss
10-21-2008, 05:03 PM
It handles it like an animal!!!

I am sure it does, for a couple hours. I wouldn't tell BC what you do with it when it goes in for warranty work.

mrsops
10-21-2008, 05:41 PM
That machine doesn't have enough weight to hold that hammer down :dizzy:

Everytime it hammers the front wheels must bounce off the ground :laugh:

You are going to shake that poor machine apart I hope your pumping lots of grease into the pins. You will be constantly tightening bolts that are ratting loose.

The front wheels didn't move. 463-s70 handles that hammer fine i have tons of buddies in concrete and landscaping that all use the same hammer bobcat even said its not a problem :laugh:

mrsops
10-21-2008, 05:45 PM
I am sure it does, for a couple hours. I wouldn't tell BC what you do with it when it goes in for warranty work.

worked it for 8 hours straight no problems worked out great. It has some balls this machine :weightlifter:

Gravel Rat
10-21-2008, 06:20 PM
Don't start crying to us when the loader arms snapped off :laugh:

The machine might handle it now because its new what about a year from now. Rock hammers are machine distroyers ya they work but they shake your machine apart.

mrsops
10-21-2008, 06:23 PM
Don't start crying to us when the loader arms snapped off :laugh:

The machine might handle it now because its new what about a year from now. Rock hammers are machine distroyers ya they work but they shake your machine apart.

crying :confused: i wont cry for you but i will bust a move :cool2:.. I dont do this everyday but i will let you know october 2009 :usflag:

flairland
10-21-2008, 08:17 PM
Thanks for the pics! Keep em coming. I hope to try one out soon. I believe yours has 22hp, mine has 16.5.. but I believe yours is almost 1000lbs heavier, so I'd really like to see how they compare.

mrsops
10-21-2008, 08:59 PM
Thanks for the pics! Keep em coming. I hope to try one out soon. I believe yours has 22hp, mine has 16.5.. but I believe yours is almost 1000lbs heavier, so I'd really like to see how they compare.

22hp weighs 2,700 lbs it puts that new holland to shame

MAC LLC
10-21-2008, 09:39 PM
mrsops...ive been intrested in a 463 (s70) some time now and depending on how snowplowing goes this winter i want to purchase aa 463 or possibly a dingo/ walk behind.

the question i have for you is if you were starting out with one small machine for overall landscape work would you pick the 463 or a walk behind. possible pros/ cons?

thanks for the advice

kreft
10-21-2008, 10:01 PM
Thats a cute little skid there sops! Keep the pics coming..


If I spoke bobcat ron talk this "kiddie iron porn". You child melestor! haha

bobcat_ron
10-21-2008, 10:31 PM
Those little S70's are a damn fine choice, they are bullet proof, they are even more fun when you set them up as a radio controled unit in places where the ROPS needs to be removed.

mrsops
10-21-2008, 11:00 PM
mrsops...ive been intrested in a 463 (s70) some time now and depending on how snowplowing goes this winter i want to purchase aa 463 or possibly a dingo/ walk behind.

the question i have for you is if you were starting out with one small machine for overall landscape work would you pick the 463 or a walk behind. possible pros/ cons?

thanks for the advice

well mac here is the thing i actually traded in my bobcat mt52 for the s70 mainly because i do alot of grading and i do push alot of snow 2 things that the mt52 was not good at. I found it very hard to grade with the mt52 i mean i did it but it took a long time to do. The mt52 came in handy for me when i had to go in a backyard and drill some holes for trees with my auger and then carry them back there with the forks. I just bought the s70 a few days ago and i already have a job where i broke out 2000 sq ft of cement with the machine because there was only a 40'' entry to get into the backyard. I could of broke it out with my mt52 but it would of took a long long time

mrsops
10-21-2008, 11:04 PM
Those little S70's are a damn fine choice, they are bullet proof, they are even more fun when you set them up as a radio controled unit in places where the ROPS needs to be removed.

ron your 100% right about it being bullet proof it may be a small little nothing but its a strong piece of iron for its size i was amazed how it broke out all this cement. Its quick to def a time saver :)

flairland
10-22-2008, 12:50 PM
These machines are mini, but hey, they fit anywhere a wheelbarrow would.. what would you rather do? Sit in a small machine and move materials, or go back to an old fashioned shovel and wheelbarrow??

flairland
10-23-2008, 11:22 PM
Lets see some more pics sops!!

MichaelW76
04-30-2013, 12:17 AM
These machines are mini, but hey, they fit anywhere a wheelbarrow would.. what would you rather do? Sit in a small machine and move materials, or go back to an old fashioned shovel and wheelbarrow??

I am thinking about doing a power lease on the s70 for 274 per month for 36 months. I really like the ditch witch sk650/750 and the xt855, but the s70 seems a lot more affordable. We do a lot of mulch and drainage work (tile & wells). My main concern is the s70 will tear up the grass a lot more than the sk750. Anymore have any feedback?
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deerewashed
04-30-2013, 12:40 AM
sk755 all day long.

MichaelW76
04-30-2013, 01:08 AM
[QUOTE=deerewashed;4756862]sk755 all day
I love the sk 755, what do you think about the xt 855 we do a lot of drainage work and thought the back hoe would be very nice. We also do a lot of mulch and am trying get get something to make mulch and drainage more efficient. We do a lot of snow in the winter, which was one reason we were leaning towards the s70. Any thoughts?
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