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ksland
04-23-2004, 06:49 PM
Very impressive so far.

ksland
04-23-2004, 06:51 PM
Another shot, Enclosed cab with heat.

The Good Earth
04-23-2004, 09:02 PM
I ran an S185 last fall. Loved it. The one I used was the Gold Series. I was in heaven. Had the AC cranked all day. Just sat back and enjoyed the job. I am leaning towards the T300. Maybe by mid-summer if things keep heading the way they are. Only drawback for me is busting things. Kinda hard to justify spending the cash then fixing when I pay $7.00 bucks a day for an insurance policy when I rent.

Eric 1
04-23-2004, 10:25 PM
How well does that chevy pull that thing? it looks heavy.

o-so-n-so
04-23-2004, 11:05 PM
Nice.....................................

VMAX
04-24-2004, 01:13 AM
very nice!!!
hey are those chevy parts i see?

ksland
04-24-2004, 07:57 AM
The chevy pulls it well, I am in the process of restoring the Chevy mainly as a tow truck for this machine. It has oil, ps, and tranny coolers from the factory as well as a 5.7L. It is a LD 3/4 ton with the trailering and camper packages. The bed in the picture (white) and the black door are for it, then of course some white paint and lettering to match the other trucks. The trailer brakes on both axles help out a lot.

playnindirt
04-24-2004, 06:03 PM
Nice machine, ive got 2 2000 773's the early version of the 185 love em, nothing beats the bobcat

GrazerZ
04-25-2004, 08:47 AM
If you mind me askin, what would I expect to pay for a machine like that? Also, did you get the joystick controls for the bucket and travel?

DFW Area Landscaper
04-26-2004, 08:34 AM
This may sound like a stupid question, but I am so clueless I have to ask it. How do you justify owning a machine like that?

I'm a maintenance man. I do mostly mowing. I just have to guess that a machine like that would only be used on very large installations where grading has to be done.

How often do you use it? What do you use it for?

Thanks,
DFW Area Landscaper

Team Gopher
04-26-2004, 10:19 AM
Hi ksland,

Looks great! We hope this is your best year yet!

ksland
04-26-2004, 06:29 PM
50% of my business is maintenance, other is installation. Lawn installations, Walkway and Patios, and Retaining walls. I spent $2400 in rentals last year alone on bobcats.

ksland
04-26-2004, 06:30 PM
Also good for buying mulch in bulk (18 wheeler load) and loading it on you truck as needed.

James Cormier
04-26-2004, 06:49 PM
Hye K& S, looks like you still got that spray set up kicking around, NO luck selling it? Did you sell the cap?

Hope your season is going good.


JIm

ksland
04-26-2004, 10:16 PM
James I sold it on ebay and the guy never picked it up, paid me and said keep it....He was from Texas!

$50 takes it away at this point if you are interested. I can lift it up with my new Bobcat right into the vehicle of your choice. Cmon down!

The cap is gone though.

cmurphy128
04-30-2004, 09:45 PM
hi,
did you cut today with your new walkbehind?
how did it work?
did you see me taking pictures at the shop yesterday?
im surprized you didnt pic up the used bunton 52" hydro maybe we can work out a deal ?
check it out ://www.morganpower.com/html/used_equipment.html
ps thanks for the purchase
chris

desertrat
04-30-2004, 11:39 PM
$2400 a year in rentals is $200 a month. Unless you paid cash, I assume you payment is at least twice that a month. That must have cost somewhere in the low $30's. Don't get me wrong I want one more than anything, but I just can't justify it yet.