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travis strecker
08-14-2004, 02:04 AM
does any one know

how much a bobcat s 300 with a cab just a ballpark price

08-16-2004, 03:59 PM
No 2-speed, no aux hyd, no air conditioning, should be around the $35,000 range.

travis strecker
08-17-2004, 11:33 PM
hey s250 how do u like the s250s are they pretty good i sure like the s 300 i just got done running a cat 216 and it was alright but it was kind of small

08-18-2004, 08:10 PM
I, uh, don't run any skid steers... never have. :(

As far as the S250 goes, it looks good on paper... if Bobcat could get their damn numbers straight on their literature, life would be good. Since they weigh only about 400 lbs less than the S300, they are certainly capable of lifting more than the rated 2500 pounds. Good machine, that's for sure.

Finally, were you saying the S300 was a bit small or the 216 was a bit small?

travis strecker
08-19-2004, 06:52 PM
the cat 216 is too small

AL Inc
08-19-2004, 07:09 PM
Why don't you look at the Cat 262?:D

08-19-2004, 08:49 PM
Ya also could look at the cat 268 too.:blob3:

08-19-2004, 10:34 PM
I like the S300. :mad:

lol whatever you like better, travis. Don't settle on Bobcat *just* because they are the oldest SSL company, but don't buy Cat only for the name.

Research whether the 262 is making it into auctions faster than anything else (same for S300).

AL Inc
08-19-2004, 10:39 PM
We'll get him over to the dark side, Xing:angel:

08-21-2004, 09:49 AM
Uh-oh... I'm doomed. Or rather, Bobcat is.

*saunters away happily*

travis strecker
08-22-2004, 01:09 AM
i like the bobcats cab over the cats cab

08-23-2004, 01:06 AM
Cat's new B-series cabs are supposed to be better. I agree that the old series cabs sucked, I didn't like the visibility out the front door. Cat has apparently re-designed their joysticks, I wonder if that's good or bad, haven't tried them yet. Good luck to you and give Cat another look. I guarantee you'll find some things better with Cat vs. Bobcat if you dig deeper into the ease of maintenance category, I sure did.

08-24-2004, 10:53 PM
Ease of maintenance... again, with Cat being a relative newcomer to the field, they definitely had the ability to take Bobcat's strategy and apply to their machines. The idea of service points from the rear without raising boom arms was pretty much a Bobcat innovation. No one else seems to believe in it, however.

My only complaint from a service perspective is if you have to get to the back of the cab (for whatever access), the fan lifts up right in your way.

08-25-2004, 01:57 PM
With the fan lifting up, you can reach farther back into the engine compartment. Makes it easier to add engine oil, etc. Also, that fan blows air up through the radiator, it doesn't suck it in thus preventing the radiator from getting alot dirtier than it should. Now there's a Cat innovation!

08-25-2004, 05:00 PM
I just visited Altorfer Cat... I knew I couldn't work for Bobcat because of its location, but I may have just found another reason to get a job at Cat.