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Old 08-14-2002, 02:54 PM
lawnboy87 lawnboy87 is offline
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what is the best bobcat ever made?
"If you think every day is awful, just try skipping one."
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Old 08-14-2002, 05:24 PM
clamcooker clamcooker is offline
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My pick would be the 853 H, I know its not as advanced as the new ones but it was a runner and at the time was a beast.

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Old 08-18-2002, 01:05 PM
SCL SCL is offline
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873, though I'd like to try a 883
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Old 08-21-2002, 07:03 PM
dlandscaping dlandscaping is offline
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the older 453, small enough for res walks and drives for snow work, light enough to be pulled on single axle trailer all round nice machine.
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Old 08-28-2002, 06:00 AM
Guido Guido is offline
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The one that runs the smoothest with the least breakdowns!

There is no such thing as "the best Bobcat made" Thats kind of the whole reason Bobcat (and other skid steer MFG's) are so successful. They fill a bunch of different needs. I have no use for the little 400 series'. We have one in our fleet, but it normally never gets used. I could sit here and say "that 400 series machine is a POS" But its not. Its just not right for the majority of our applications, but I'm sure it fits into someones fleet very nicely.

On the other hand I could tell you that my favorite one is one of my 800 series high lift/high flow's. Its a great machine and we run it on almost every project we get. This machine may be overkill for someone else though.

It all depends what kind of work your putting the machine through. The size of the machine will determine what a great or terrible investment you made.

Me personally, for help on our projects, I like the larger 800 series'. They can run most of the attatchments and are large enough to help out with forks if we're in a bind. We also put our mini-x to work with it.
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