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dannyu
11-12-2008, 09:44 PM
Has any one compared the two. I am a Deere person. I have a 135c with thumb and blade, love this machine but it is a little big for my business. Would like to trade for the new 85d to be a little more versitale for my type business. Compared to Yanmar VIO75, it is 20000.00 diff in price. Has anyone priced the new 85d:confused:

minimax
11-12-2008, 09:49 PM
Why are you comparing a Yanmar VIO75 to a deere 85D and not comparing to deere 75D?

minimax

Dirtman2007
11-12-2008, 09:53 PM
Has any one compared the two. I am a Deere person. I have a 135c with thumb and blade, love this machine but it is a little big for my business. Would like to trade for the new 85d to be a little more versitale for my type business. Compared to Yanmar VIO75, it is 20000.00 diff in price. Has anyone priced the new 85d:confused:


I've got a 2008 yanmar Vio 55 and it's a real smooth machine. it's a little tippy being a zero turn but I guess they all are. I've always run regular style machines so it was a little getting used to. I will tell you one thing, the enclosed cabs on the VIO100 is not very cozzy, don't know if it's the same as the 75 but the 100 is somewhat hard to see out of the way the cab is shaped. Mines an open cab machines so it does not bother me.

here's a video of it in action, it's a quick little machine

http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=UFDCcoQy5Hk

dannyu
11-12-2008, 09:57 PM
I have had a Yanmar dealer try to trade my 135 deere and he is quoting me a new Yanmar 75 as a trade, he called me cause I dont think I want a yanmar, it is still hard to beleieve cost difference. Difference in 75 and 85 is the swing boom on front which I like to have

bobcat_ron
11-12-2008, 11:12 PM
Yanmar's cabs are definitely smaller than the Deere'tachi 75/85 series, that's a big advantage to going with Deere'tachi.

SellingIron
11-12-2008, 11:38 PM
Has any one compared the two. I am a Deere person. I have a 135c with thumb and blade, love this machine but it is a little big for my business. Would like to trade for the new 85d to be a little more versitale for my type business. Compared to Yanmar VIO75, it is 20000.00 diff in price. Has anyone priced the new 85d:confused:



Here is a spec chart. Didn't have any of the pricing for them...:usflag:

CAT powered
11-12-2008, 11:47 PM
Sorry for the off-topic randomness, but Ron your new picture in your sig is cracking me up.

Scag48
11-13-2008, 02:26 AM
I think the Yanmar's are okay. I haven't run the 75, but a buddy of mine has an '07 Vio55 that is an adequate machine. Comes with a hydraulic coupler, that's nice, and it's a pretty stout machine. It is a little on the tippy side, I think that's a Yanmar issue more than a ZTS in general issue, most other 5 ton ZTS machines I've ran aren't quite as light in the ass but it's not too bad. Machine has a decent amount of juice, however I feel it needs more crowd force, but that's about it.

Gravel Rat
11-13-2008, 05:06 AM
If you have a Deere already I would stick with Deere because you could trade the bigger machine in for a smaller machine.

I would also look at Komatsu they are getting better in the quality department.

bobcat_ron
11-13-2008, 10:48 AM
Cat's 308DCR and 307DCRSB still have higher numbers in the bucket and stick forces.

dannyu
11-13-2008, 07:13 PM
Thanks for response about yanmar vs deere. I know we are in a down market but I have a 135c #30,000 machine loaded with 544 hrs, paid $142,000.00 and cant have to beg to get a $70,000.00 trade against a new 85d. I guess I take to much pride in owning my own equipment. Does anyone feel the same

coopers
11-13-2008, 09:51 PM
I don't think it's a bad thing to take too much pride in owning your own equipment. You should have all the pride in the world. A select few can justify buying a brand new machine especially at $100k or more! If you take good care of the machine and it looks and runs great, then more power to you! 544 hours is not very much, when did you buy the 135?

ksss
11-14-2008, 08:32 PM
Thanks for response about yanmar vs deere. I know we are in a down market but I have a 135c #30,000 machine loaded with 544 hrs, paid $142,000.00 and cant have to beg to get a $70,000.00 trade against a new 85d. I guess I take to much pride in owning my own equipment. Does anyone feel the same



A 70K loss in 544 hours is an ass kicking.

coopers
11-14-2008, 10:27 PM
I'm a little confused by how the sentence is written...are you saying they won't give you more than $70K for your 135?

4.3mudder
11-14-2008, 10:31 PM
I have a 855 JD utility tractor. Has the 3 cylinder yanmar engine. Great engine, tractor has over 2000 hours, never had engine work. It is a workhorse!