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txbrushbuster
11-07-2008, 08:14 PM
Am I all alone out here? drive moter mounts,AC,elect shorts

bobcat_ron
11-07-2008, 08:33 PM
No problems with the "C" models here, I asked when I was at the rental yard on Monday, both the 246, 256 and 262's are highly asked for and they are always on rent.
I always pin the blame on the dealerships.

YellowDogSVC
11-07-2008, 09:54 PM
Ron, you could be onto something but his problems are eerily similar to the ones I had and we work in the same terrain and locations. I think there are some lemon C series machines and I also believe there are some design issues that lead to failures. Some things can be explained away like component failures but major issues like drive motors and and A/C should have been fixed by now yet I get email from people in other areas experiencing problems like A/C condensers clogging up in 10-20 hours. That is a design issue.

Gotta get rid of that ugly kitty..where's the crazy kitty Ron?

crab
11-07-2008, 10:14 PM
i blame it all on Deere,new boogie cat is strong and intimidating!

bobcat_ron
11-07-2008, 11:00 PM
Oh crap, well just for you boogie cat lovers:
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/headbang4.gifhttp://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/headbang2.gif
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/headbang1.gifhttp://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/headbang3.gif

SellingIron
11-08-2008, 06:54 AM
Don't you have to lift up the cab to get to one of the air filters??Also, the AC intake filter is right above the track( sort of like the komatsu)....

YellowDogSVC
11-08-2008, 09:35 AM
Don't you have to lift up the cab to get to one of the air filters??Also, the AC intake filter is right above the track( sort of like the komatsu)....

You don't need to lift the CAB to access C series filters but he is having problems, as well as I did, with the under cab (evaporator or is it condenser) clogging up. What a pain in the rear to clean, too. I'm at 200 hrs on my new Bobcat working in the same conditions as I did with my CAT and I haven't cleaned the A/C once.

This poor guy has had nothing but problems that he didn't have with a B series.
By the way, he grinds brush just like I do in the same area. The idea that he is having the same issues as I had lend me to think either two machines in row in same market were lemons or there is an issue with the C series design for working in very dusty and rough terrain conditions.

ksss
11-08-2008, 01:23 PM
You don't need to lift the CAB to access C series filters but he is having problems, as well as I did, with the under cab (evaporator or is it condenser) clogging up. What a pain in the rear to clean, too. I'm at 200 hrs on my new Bobcat working in the same conditions as I did with my CAT and I haven't cleaned the A/C once.

This poor guy has had nothing but problems that he didn't have with a B series.
By the way, he grinds brush just like I do in the same area. The idea that he is having the same issues as I had lend me to think either two machines in row in same market were lemons or there is an issue with the C series design for working in very dusty and rough terrain conditions.


There are some guys on HEF that don't have much good to say about them. They have not sold many in this area so I have no first hand info.

stuvecorp
11-08-2008, 05:09 PM
Oh crap, well just for you boogie cat lovers:
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/headbang4.gifhttp://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/headbang2.gif
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/headbang1.gifhttp://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/headbang3.gif

Thanks, Ron! I had to laugh at the montage.

bobcat_ron
11-08-2008, 05:16 PM
Here's some more:
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/ani_cat16.gifhttp://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/ani_cat10.gif
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/ani_cat04.gifhttp://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa284/philly_hill_billy/ani_cat23.gif