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Old 12-17-2012, 05:51 PM
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How are you liking you Bobcat Compact Track Loader -CTL

I like the specs and looks of the T 190 ctl

How is your working out for you?

I need one for a 36" tree spade pluse every day skid steer work

Is a 2007 too old? I see one in the local paper with 2000 hrs on it
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:24 PM
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What does a 36" tree spade and tree weigh? A 190 might be a bit small. I ran a rental and it was nice but felt a little weak
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:03 PM
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I dont know about running a treespade on one, i never did. But i owned one until it got stolen. Lots of people said they are weak, and werent good machines which may of been the case with the older ones but the newer K series T190 were awesome. Many people told me that they couldnt lift a pallet of pavers ... mine lifted without hesitation. Machine did everything i asked of it and more. If my dealer had a new non current one for the right price i wouldnt hesitate to pick one up.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:43 PM
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T he tree spade would weigh#1500 plus the 800# tree itself.
I have been useing a Newholland 150 but with just a 20" tree spade.
It was tippy, I had to be carefull.
The Bobcat is twice the machine acording to the specs

What are the cabs like...control etc.... I like the looks of the pilot controls
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:54 PM
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I had an 05, ran I 636 caretree cone spade with out outriggers or counterweights. Did fine. As much as I hate bobcats and my dealer .... I miss that machine. Decent power good on fuel and reliable
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:12 PM
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I had an 05, ran I 636 caretree cone spade with out outriggers or counterweights. Did fine. As much as I hate bobcats and my dealer .... I miss that machine. Decent power good on fuel and reliable
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I also like the weight that its under #8000
a 10000# machine behind a 3/4 ton can be a bit scary

I do have bobcat dealers around me here, and the prices are good compared to the cats and the deers, Case etc.
I,m looking for a used machine maybe 1500 hrs or so
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:31 PM
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I went to a cat 257b after bobcat and 257 did not handle the spade very well at all . I miss the ability to transport easy we are running 329d deeres now, 3/4 ton don't like those on a bumper pull
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:44 PM
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Never ran the 190 but one size bigger and the s S300 with tree spade. To me, more machine is a must. Ball size, wet, terrain. Better to have more than not enough. Maybe the 190 will work for you as you know your terrain and work load.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:13 PM
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Never ran the 190 but one size bigger and the s S300 with tree spade. To me, more machine is a must. Ball saze, wet, terrain. Better to have more than not enough. Maybe the 190 will work for you as you know your terrain and work load.
agreeded. I forgot to add I was running a wide track 190. Weights and outriggers would help out a out. I was only running my spade 40 hrs or so a year so not as a production digger
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Old 12-17-2012, 10:05 PM
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The treerain can get a bit muddy and wet where I dig or spade the trees, plus if i'm going to upgrade to a larger machine I may as well go with the CTL.
I di a bit of eveything on a small scale. I sure would love to keep that NH 150
at just 4500 lbs its worked good for me. I do get on some hills and the CTL look a bit more stable
One more thing I;m tired of the foot controls, when im in that machine for 9 hrs my knees are shot by the time I get out of it.
There seems to be more Bobcats for sale, lots of 190s than any other machine around this area.
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