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Old 12-13-2001, 08:34 AM
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its not that. it turns like that, but its just a plain old bobcat skid steer frame. it looks like a bobcat, and turns like the picture you gave.

found some pics of it:

http://www.equipmentworld.com/articl...482_icuee.php3

http://www.sae.org/ohmag/original_eq/09-2001/

-for the second link, scroll down.

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Old 12-13-2001, 07:05 PM
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Yeah Matt, thats the bad boy...

In thinking about it and looking at the pics.. It's definatly still going to tear up turf and leave ruts , It weighs in at almost 8 K lbs... Maybe with wide turf floatation tires it will be better but ?? Who knows .. We shall see how it fairs in its first year of abuse...
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Old 12-13-2001, 07:27 PM
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After looking at the picts I would use a rubber tire wheel loader first! Seems lots of things could go wrong with it. A simple wheel loader steers in the middle plus has the advantage of the operator beening higher. There are a lot of wheel loaders now in that price range, with better lifting and close to the same weight.
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Old 12-24-2001, 01:30 AM
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Turf tires:
http://www.bobcat.com/news/arc/news_arc_a220_02.html
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Old 01-23-2002, 09:23 PM
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yeah i think the new hollands are much better than the bobcats. My company used to have a bobcat, i think it was an 863, not sure, now we have an ls190, that 190 is a beast. fast, easy to see out of, great lifting ability (never tested it). The bobcat sounds like a lot f stuff to break, i'd wait a couple years till they get the problems sorted out
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Old 01-23-2002, 09:25 PM
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her i just found the website from another thread
http://www.bobcat.com/news/arc/news_arc_a220_02.html
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Old 01-23-2002, 09:59 PM
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Just saw the new bobcat A220 with steering and their version of a Dingo. The skidloader is a good idea. It has a 22 foot diameter turning circle. I can see its advantages on exsting lawns, which is 95% of my work. But, you'd have to get the turf tires. Salesman said use of tracks would void all warranty(s). Like I said, it is a good idea however, I'd never buy a new radical model in its first year of production. Let them get the kinks out first.

I also noticed you sit higher then other bobcat skidloaders. Not as high as an articulating loader but higher then a regular skidloader.

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Old 01-24-2002, 12:23 AM
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Saw the A220 at the Mid Am show. Very cool machine. Built on the 873 frame. If you compare Bobcat to New Holland for height you'll notice Bobcat operator seating is higher. Not saying ots better or worse just definitely higher. Same size as the 873. Rep said Bobcat's going to a new numbering system. New A220 is going for a cool $35K without acc. around $40K for cab/air and the automated pleasure center I think
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Old 01-24-2002, 12:29 AM
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Yup - I saw it there, too. About an 8" gap between the chassis and the wheel. Lots of room to get stuff stuck in there. Makes me worry...
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