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Old 12-30-2005, 10:12 AM
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whats the best skid steer...

i was wondering what is the best skid steer for landscaping size and every thing. also has a resonable price.
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:22 PM
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You're going to be a little more specific... what size of machine are you looking for? What reasonable price are you specifying? (<75k? )

I would give the first suggestion that comes to mind, but I'm afraid you'll have to be a little more specific in what you're looking for before someone can give you a factual opinion.
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Old 12-30-2005, 01:00 PM
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well we will use it for building rock walls, ponds, snow removal, lawn renavating, bark mulch, trees, brush clearing. we might do more but not sure.
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Old 12-31-2005, 06:28 AM
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well we will use it for building rock walls, ponds, snow removal, lawn renavating, bark mulch, trees, brush clearing. we might do more but not sure.
Zim bob,

I own both a wheeled machine (S220) and a rubber track machine (ASV RC50), and I find both of them solid for different things. If I had to pick just one based on your uses I'd go with a larger rubber track machine, such as the RC-100 (my next purchase). It has a lifting capacity large enough for building rock walls, more than enough hp for heavy digging, it has two speed (over 11mph) for snow removal (my RC50 kicks butt pushing snow), is sensitive on lawns and yards, and comes standard with high flow for brush clearing. I sold Bobcats for many years and they make a good machine, but I've demoed most of the tracked machines, and IMHO ASV does make the best tracked machine. I've demoed mulching heads on all of the major brands, Bobcat (T250), CAT (287B), Mustang, and the ASV RC100, and the ASV is best by far with the FECON and the Timber Axe. I'll probably be buying a used one this spring (can't afford a new one just yet) to branch out into some land clearing. Just something to think about.
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Old 12-31-2005, 01:05 PM
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I run a John Deere CT322 and love it

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Old 12-30-2005, 01:14 PM
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Do you know what dealers are around your area? If you have a dealer in the area with a good reputation then go and see if you can get a demo of the brand he sells and see what type of deals he's offering.

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:03 PM
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This issue has been beat to death. My advice: pick a color.
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Old 12-30-2005, 05:36 PM
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zim bob, Scag does have a valid point... a search of these forums will unearth a multitude of threads on the "What skid steer to buy" question.

However, if you have a specific model you're already considering, or if, as Rob mentioned you have a preferred dealer, you're already off to a good start...
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:08 PM
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Exactly, if you want some help with a specific brand or model, we can help you with that, but asking "what's the best" is so open ended.
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Old 12-30-2005, 06:20 PM
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well i was thinking a used S250 bobcat or a JCB or case not sure but those are some ideas
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