View Full Version : Skidsteer recommendations?

07-27-2003, 11:06 AM
I may purchase one.....the jobs I usually rent them for are loam and grading, also something to move mulch around....nothing too serious...recommendations of machine..price new?

Lawn Tek
07-27-2003, 11:41 AM
Caterpillar , track mounted !

07-27-2003, 01:38 PM
Try a search, there's a lengthy discussion in the archives listing different opinions. I'm a Cat man, myself.

07-27-2003, 07:46 PM
Go with the Cat, easy operation, and soild construction. Just My two cents

07-27-2003, 08:57 PM
What does the cat cost?

07-27-2003, 10:24 PM
try getting a machine that has good dealer support and that is close by for repairs and such.Cat seams like a good machine I like the deer or new holland myself easy to do your own reapirs and maintaince pluse the stability of it on unevan ground.

07-27-2003, 11:01 PM
I wanted A/C in a 55-60 hp range, and I liked the Bobcat S185 the best. About 23K new with air, which is worth every penny.

07-28-2003, 12:14 AM
Mustang Manufacturing makes a great skidsteer in my opinion. We run a Mustang 2105

07-28-2003, 12:31 AM
I like them all. I have used Case, Bobcat, Cat, and John Deere The only thing I have to say is get them with weights and/or fluid in the tires. It make them easier to operate.