Originally Posted by Skidsteerman
As for as engines go, no one in the skid steer market will be running a USA engine later this year going forward. Cat's engine was a Perkins and that is a European built engine. They are going to Kubota engines to meet emissions. Bobcat will be leaving Kubota and coming out with a new engine built by their parent company Doosan.
Deere's relationship with Yanmar goes all the way back into the 70's. The machines are designed, cut out, welded and assembled in Dubuque IA by a parent Company that is still one of the few oldest USA companies in existence. Besides Cat that's it in this business. Everyone else is foreign owned.
Actually, the 2.2L Perkins engine for CAT has been built in Griffin GA since 2004 and the 3.3L that they use is not a Perkins built engine, but a Mitsubishi instead.
If I'm not mistaken, Deere used to brand Yanmar tractors back in the early days (kind of like Cub Cadet now) and that is where their relationship started.