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Mini man
09-13-2012, 07:57 PM
And in with the the new!
traded 304CCR for 305.5ECR:canadaflag:

Classic Cuts Lawn Service
09-13-2012, 11:04 PM
nice! Congrats on the new purschase

AEL
09-14-2012, 08:52 PM
Nice machine! How did u equip the machine? i.e.-buckets, coupler, thumb etc. Any interior work? And what type of jobs do you do?

KrayzKajun
09-14-2012, 09:06 PM
Sure is pretty.
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CLP
09-14-2012, 09:08 PM
Looks nice. I have a 304 and 311, The 304 get the most use. Moves easy and does more than people think.

ksss
09-15-2012, 01:33 PM
I have a demo scheduled for Monday with a 305.5. Not sure if its and E or not. Looking forward to seeing what it can do compared to the Takeuchi.

Mini man
09-15-2012, 08:26 PM
I do alot of subdivision work.....digging basements ( 315 Cat ) but all utilitie work is with the mini x...Septic work, again mini X and 289C skid steer...Cat machines are overpriced for sure but never an issue yet. Machine has 4 year ext warranty, angle blade, hydraulic coupler kept my 12 inch and 48 inch ditch bucket, auger and hoe ram , Don't plan to live forever so might as well have good equip...LOL

Digdeep
09-15-2012, 10:43 PM
I have a demo scheduled for Monday with a 305.5. Not sure if its and E or not. Looking forward to seeing what it can do compared to the Takeuchi.

I had chance to spend some time with a 304E this summer. I was actually pretty impressed with it, especially their new COMPASS system (no idea what it means) that allowed for a lot of customization- flows, eco mode, pattern changer, keyless security code, different preset operator settings and some other stuff I didn't play with. Curious to hear your review.

Scag48
09-16-2012, 11:50 AM
Hydraulic coupler on a mini is awesome. Yanmar has been doing this forever as standard equipment and it's a great way to go.

Lazer_Z
09-17-2012, 01:51 PM
YouTube vid from TomG aka BobcatNinja explaining a little about the compass system http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8R5ZLtVi5s&feature=plcp

4 seasons lawn&land
09-17-2012, 06:46 PM
the old didnt look all that old but nice machine. that is a 6 ton? they do a good job making them compact dont they.

CarlBuilt
09-17-2012, 07:15 PM
Just got a new 305.5 D It actually priced better than the Bobcat E50 and kubota.

Love the machine so far !!

scagrider22
09-17-2012, 09:54 PM
Just got a new 305.5 D It actually priced better than the Bobcat E50 and kubota.

Love the machine so far !!

Just curious, what price did you get your 305.5 for? I just bought a new Kubota U55 and it was about 10k cheaper than the Cat I looked at.

CarlBuilt
09-18-2012, 06:16 PM
65,500 all in...cab, a/c, thumb, one year extended warranty and high capacity 24" bucket.

scagrider22
09-18-2012, 08:23 PM
65,500 all in...cab, a/c, thumb, one year extended warranty and high capacity 24" bucket.

I don't know the Cat pricing real well but that sounds like a good deal, I was quoted $70k for the 305.5 heat/ac, thumb and two buckets. I bought my Kubota for $61k, I couldnt see paying that much extra for a comparable machine.

To the OP that is a really nice machine, congrats on the purchase. The old one still looked really nice, just curious why did you upgrade?

Mini man
09-20-2012, 08:11 PM
Like it alot so far....getting full instruction on the compass system tomorrow....

Mini man
09-20-2012, 08:14 PM
The old wasnt old lol 2007 2600 hrs just like to trade at 5 years.....dont plan to live forever, might as well sit in new equip!