I've been doing some research on Skid Steers and CTL's.
As much as I hate to admit it - it's lookin like DEERE has an incredible machine on the market.
I've never like the fact that Bobcat does not have stops at the bottom of the front of the machine to absorb the impact placed upon the lift arms. This is where Firefly's crack in the boom arm derived. I am certain of that. Back in 1997 when I purchased my 1st skid loader, the Gehl salesman pointed out this problem with Bobcat. Last week I received Bobcat's quartly magazine and I noticed they still don't have those stops on them, and I thought to myself "I wonder how many of their machines have been broken up from this".
"It's You vs. You"
"People Throw Rocks At Things That Shine"
My Equipment Brag List:
-1 CAT hat
-16 pairs of Hanes socks (the Heavy Duty model), many with holes.
-12 pairs of underwear, ranging from Joe Boxers to Jockey, many are in need of replacement. (no more photo requests please)
-hundreds of t-shirts. Some w/ grease stains, some torn & tattered.
-7 pairs of jeans, ranging from Levis to Polo to GAP. 1/2 of them have holes in 'em.
-1 pair of old worn out Nike shoes.