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Old 04-03-2010, 11:04 PM
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I'd be happy to sell you my cat 242. I think I'm going to trade for a 440 if that tells you anything.
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:30 PM
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Case 90xt they arent the newest machines but they have tons of power and would do about anything you could want it to!!! I mean we dug a basement with ours!!!
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:09 AM
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The 440 is probably my all time favorite skid steer. Does a lot of things very well.
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Old 04-04-2010, 01:12 AM
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a cat 257 is the best out there .. there is nothing out there that can out work it.. i have ran one since that have came out we had 3 of them at one time but one got stolen so we have 2 now.. lets says our case sits at the shop..
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:09 AM
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I'd say more important then brand is the dealer, do you use NH tractors and have a relationship with the NH dealer? or do you know that one of the three you listed has a really good reputation?
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Old 04-04-2010, 12:04 PM
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Bobcat S250. I remember reading an article about a farmer who put on 8000 hours in 3 or 4 years on his , with no problems minus wear and tear. He owned a large dairy operation (milked 500 or so cows). Remember farmers work every single day of the year , (6 hours a day x 365 days x 4 years= 8760 hours)
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:19 PM
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a cat 257 is the best out there .. there is nothing out there that can out work it.. i have ran one since that have came out we had 3 of them at one time but one got stolen so we have 2 now.. lets says our case sits at the shop..

CAT makes some competent machines, you are certainly in the minority in naming that one as a "best machine".
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:25 PM
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I'd say more important then brand is the dealer, do you use NH tractors and have a relationship with the NH dealer? or do you know that one of the three you listed has a really good reputation?
now this is good advice!
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Old 04-04-2010, 02:34 PM
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a cat 257 is the best out there .. there is nothing out there that can out work it.. i have ran one since that have came out we had 3 of them at one time but one got stolen so we have 2 now.. lets says our case sits at the shop..
nothing out there can outwork a CAT 257? I realize this is an opinion forum but what do you base that on?

When I see comments like this, and I'm not making a personal attack against Banseefreak, I have to ask how much seat time have they really put in a machine?
I'm well over 12,000 hours in just skids. Probably closing in on 13000 hours and I have run a lot of different models, sizes, horsepower, and styles going back to the mid-90's and I can't tell anyone which one will outwork the rest.

So, even with all the drama, the point is these are just opinions and everyone has one. I really think the best skid steer is the one that will consistently get the given job done and have very little to no major issues. A great operator can turn a so-so skid steer into the "best" skid steer. Dealer support really helps round out a vote for "best" machine whether it's a CAT with 10 hours or a Bobcat s250 with 8000 hours. Without good support and a competent operator, it can't reach it's highest level of productivity.
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I hear the most popular skid steer, and by far the best is "paid for".
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