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Old 12-04-2002, 09:59 AM
Paul Finn Paul Finn is offline
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Anyone using a Bobcat 463?

Does anyone use a Bobcat 463 in their landscape business. I'm a 1 man landscape company that needs to get equipment through a gate. What are the advantages/disadvantages of this machine? How reliable are they? What do you use this equipment for in your business. I was looking at the Dingo, Kanga, Ramrod etc and this unit is cheaper that most of those and its diesel.
Bass and Grass Inc
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Old 12-17-2002, 10:07 PM
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After 15 years of operation in Illinois, relocating to southern California was cause to completely rethink how we operate. Larger, more productive equipment was sold and smaller was purchased to get into the smaller properties we have here.

We have a Cat 277, a Cat 246, an ASV30 with several attachments.

Now your bobcat....

We are going to buy a 463 with a 36" kit for next year...The total width on this machine is 36" and it has 10 times the power and capability of any of the stand on toys like the Toro Dingo. We can load a 1 ton dump with it, unlike the others.

Keep in mind, it does have it limitations, but, if you can't get a larger machine to the back yard to work, it does you no good at all. Bobcat makes a great machine, I just don't like the jerk one at you throw the other one away controls, and prefer the Cat style joystick. They just don't make anything 36" wide or I would buy that.
Bill Schwab
Naturescape Landscape Co.
Encinitas, Ca. 92024
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Old 01-04-2003, 05:49 PM
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