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Old 12-30-2005, 08:25 PM
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thanks u guys for the info. well ill probably have to get my dad to get the demo ive already used a S250 and i loved it. it was a rental so i only got to use it 8 hours and then we did a foundation for a shed which i used for 2 hours.
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Old 12-30-2005, 09:41 PM
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I would stick with a CAT, or a Bobcat, Ive had lots of experience with both, and they are great machines, and very easy to operate. As for size, a Bobcat 763/ or 863 is great for landscaping, as well as a CAT 246.
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Old 12-30-2005, 10:47 PM
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zim bob, you probably can't go wrong with a S250.

We don't mean to brush your request off as being non-important, so if you do have specific questions, feel free to post away. Best of luck on the purchase!
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Old 12-31-2005, 12:07 AM
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i have the bobcat T300 and its the best bang for your buck IMO ..
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Old 12-31-2005, 04:08 AM
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I'm just going to put in my vote for Cat and not give any reasons, it'll start a war.
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Old 12-31-2005, 04:51 AM
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I'm just going to put in my vote for Cat and not give any reasons, it'll start a war.
Yeah...and ya drive a Ford as well
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Old 12-31-2005, 05:34 AM
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Old 12-31-2005, 07:28 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, 02:05 PM
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I run a John Deere CT322 and love it

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Old 12-31-2005, 02:42 PM
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Yeah...and ya drive a Ford as well
Hey.....I drive a Ford
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