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Old 12-18-2007, 01:30 PM
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My operation is based in Evansville Wisconsin (25 miles south of Madison). I really like the ASV product line and I want to purchase one with a HD brush cutter and mulching head. My problem is that there are no ASV dealers within 50 miles of me. I have 2 questions: 1.) Can anyone recommend an ASV dealer within 100 miles of me? 2.) Since I'm a fanatic about maintenance and a careful operator, do I have to be overly concerned about having an ASV dealer readily available to me - less than 50 miles.

Any input would be appreciated!

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Old 12-18-2007, 03:29 PM
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Are you sure you don't want to get a Cat instead, they are a little better for brush wacking, but they do have a little less out put than ASV.
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Old 12-18-2007, 04:05 PM
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Are you sure you don't want to get a Cat instead, they are a little better for brush wacking, but they do have a little less out put than ASV.

I have already talked to the CAT dealer in Madison and I will consider a CAT machine; however, the SR-70/80 has the new low maintenance suspension. If I can find a good ASV dealer I would want to demo the ASV, followed by a demo of a like CAT machine. Afterwards, I can make a decision.

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Old 12-18-2007, 05:24 PM
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If you're going with ASV, why settle for the smaller machine, go for an RC100 and be done with it.
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:01 PM
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I think the 100 has issues with the rads plugging up with crap from wacking.

I know my 247 has a reversible fan on it, I know that'll work much better when I start cutting grass next year.
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:06 PM
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personally dealer support is very important. i would not buy a machine that did not have a dealer close by. what are the chances of them coming to you if theres a problem and there 100 miles away.
every time you take the machine to the shop its going to cost you 30 dollars each way just in fuel, not including the 90 minute drive.
asv is a great machine i love my rc50 but i also want ease of service.
and there very close to me.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:11 PM
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Ease of service may not be possible with the ASV then, watch those wacky vids Deere produced about the servicing, everyone else got good remarks, but ASV looked to be the worst out of everyone.

Cat would be one of the easier ones to service IMO.
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Old 12-18-2007, 08:51 PM
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I bought my ASV from a dealer a about 100 miles away and I won't do that agian especially seein as to how there is a closer dealer forty miles away. The closest one works on it now if I have any problem I can't handle myself. It sucks hauling a broken tractor that far to get worked on. But it is worth it if they are going to do it right and get it back to you quick.
And it is basically a CAT even if it says ASV. I have talked with ASV and the local CAT dealer and have been given the green light to have the local CAT dealer work on mine if I were to so desire. Don't thik I will go that route but it is a possibility. Something to think about.
And if you are going to be brush cutting get the RC 100.
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:18 AM
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I have already talked to the CAT dealer in Madison and I will consider a CAT machine; however, the SR-70/80 has the new low maintenance suspension. If I can find a good ASV dealer I would want to demo the ASV, followed by a demo of a like CAT machine. Afterwards, I can make a decision.

John
CAT has the same undercarriage on its new C series machines - I just bought the 297 I love it - I also bought the 315 mulcher head - When I get it back I will post some pics and a video of the attachment in action. - I would highly recommend that you at least demo the CAT machine before you buy ASV - I don't think you be disappointed...
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:21 AM
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I'll second that, their cabs are massive compared to ASV and the overall visibility and sight lines are the same as Bobcat's.
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