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Strawbridge Lawn
10-24-2003, 08:42 PM
Anyone use one of these and have some input on how they perform? Seriously considering one, but have had little to no input.

herkfe
10-24-2003, 11:13 PM
I've used one a couple of times. I forget the model, but it was their mid-sized one. Very nice machine, handled well and did seem to do better on the turf than wheeled skid-steers (obviously) and ones with tracks over their wheels. As a matter of fact, CAT has bought some of the company and is using the undeercarriage for their machines. Some quirks, as all have but the strong suit was the way it felt on terrain. Very stable.

Bog
10-31-2003, 09:46 AM
I am looking at getting one but wonder if it is big enough or should I get the 50

carlriv
10-31-2003, 11:20 AM
I just bought the polaris Asl 300 (same thing). I still dont have it though. Getting the cab and heat etc.

I need a small unit for clearing snow from walkways. 46.5" wide will fit most places. I hope it works as well as I am expecting.

Bog
10-31-2003, 12:23 PM
what is the dif between the ASV 30 and the Polaris they seem the same to me. Are they?

UNISCAPER
11-14-2003, 12:32 AM
WE have an ASV 30. Best machine for the size that you can get. Caterpillar is standard of the industry, always will be. The design, and performance will out do anything in its class. We also are getting a bobcat 463 with a 36" kit so we can get in tighter spots. Out here, there are many areas where you only have 42" from the house to the walls separting lots. The 463's rock for this....

Strawbridge Lawn
11-14-2003, 08:58 PM
Since my intital post I have used the RC-30 a couple times and was very impressed, but as yet have not really tested it. I have a few more jobs this winter that will take care of this. I am leasing the RC-50 with a Grapple bucket in a couple weeks for a wooded lot cleanout/path construction. Will post how it did.
ASV and Polaris machines are identical, just different label
RC-30 TC-50
operating weight 3300 5300
50% Tipping 800 1600
Engine cat 32 50
P Pressu 2.5 2.7
Width 46" 60"

The 50 has a much higher lift height as well as many other options

RC-30 can go on any tandem axle landscape trailer.. The 50 is borderline and would likely need a heavier duty trailer.

Price quotes for me
RC-30 21K RC-50 27k

Anyone else have prices?? Polaris the same??







ASCRC next

UNISCAPER
11-14-2003, 09:08 PM
We paid 18K for the ASV 30, tooth bucket, auger, 8" and 30" drill bit, and hydraulic clamp for brick sections. We can drive it in to the back of a 1 ton pick up if we need to and get it to the jobs.

Strawbridge Lawn
11-14-2003, 09:31 PM
UNISCAPER: Ypu paid 18K for the machine and extra for the attachments? or 18K for everything??

Where is your dealer??
Thanks in advance

UNISCAPER
11-14-2003, 09:58 PM
18,653.25 for everything. Was a machine off rental fleet at Hawthorne Equipment. Had 18 hours on it. Now has 2353ours

Strawbridge Lawn
11-15-2003, 04:12 AM
Got a heck of a deal..Congrats.. How has i t held up?

UNISCAPER
11-15-2003, 09:39 AM
For what we use it for, it has been a great machine. We had a lager size of equipment when we relocated to California, but, since the yard are tiny here, had to sell off a down size equipment.

Another great machine is the Bobcat 463. We put a 36" kit on it and can get between 40" gates no problem, and it will load a dump truck where a Dingo, or other tinty machine will not.

JCLandWerks
11-24-2003, 08:23 PM
Hey UNI how are your tracks holding up?

UNISCAPER
11-25-2003, 12:43 AM
Have not had an issue as of yet. I have a on scheduled PM for the first of the year. I don't see there will be too many problems judging by how the tracks and carriage looks now...

Strawbridge Lawn
01-20-2004, 11:09 AM
The Polaris ASL300 can be had for 15,000 incl tax and a bucket..
I am trying to secure one now. Exact same machine

carlriv
01-20-2004, 11:37 AM
Yes that is the case...... I have had mine for a couple of months now, and love it. I have been told that it is a real pain to get parts from polaris. My dealer seems to buy a lot of parts from either Cat for engine and drive, or directly from ASV for the rest of the machine.

Strawbridge Lawn
01-27-2004, 05:57 PM
I have mine ordered. Getting the Universal attachment plate, aftermarket 48 Bucket and rear weights for the machine
to start.
I have an ASV dealer next town over so I will get all my parts through them.

Should be in by mid Feb