ASV loaders

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by landscapingpoolguy, Jun 10, 2004.

  1. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey guys,

    Check out these machines......i was very much considering a bobcat but i think i might wanan go with ASV which is basically a CAT. What ya guys think?

    http://www.asvi.com/index.cfm

    im thinking the rc 50

    Chuck
     
  2. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Seems like a sweet machine. Will it be able to get up over the sides of your dump? The turf edition is pretty neat....sense it won't rip up the grass. They have all the attachments too, diesel as well. Seems like a sweet machine to me. I would try n demo one first.

    Jeff
     
  3. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    lift hight is like 7'4"... my truck is really low too though...I have loaded it up with a b 21 tractor so im sure the skid will have no prob.and its basically catipiller made.

    Chuck
     
  4. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I had to rent a skid steer this week because both tractors where having problems. It had been several years since I ran on. I do not see the draw for them. Very ineffecient IMO. I can do twice the work with a utility tractor.

    That being said if I were to buy one it would be a Cat or Gehl with tracks.
     
  5. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
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  6. RedWingsDet

    RedWingsDet LawnSite Gold Member
    from Detroit
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    how much do bobcats cost? like a basic newbie model?
     
  7. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    i think around $35,000 for a full size bobcat, They call the rc 30 a compact track loader so i dont think it can handle full size bobcat atchments..plus its only about 48" wide.

    Chuck
     
  8. Acute Cut

    Acute Cut LawnSite Senior Member
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    rc 30 go for like 16K new, the rc 60 i think is like 27K new. Perhaps that is the rc 50 i forget. Basically the 30 is half of the 50 in every way. Where the 30 does 800lbs the 50 does 1600lbs and so on. IF i were in the market i think i would either look at either a gehl, mustang (Never seen one, but like look of high dump) or an asv or rc 50 or 60. Tracks are a necessity around here as the ground is USUALLY wet and muddy.
     
  9. landscapingpoolguy

    landscapingpoolguy LawnSite Senior Member
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    the rc 50 is definalty the best sized machine for all round general duties.....but the 30 could have alot of advantages......moving 1 - 2" caliber trees around, mulch, stone etc......and not leaving a mark on the customers property.

    Chuck
     
  10. lawn jockey

    lawn jockey LawnSite Member
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    I have used both, Stay away from the 30 it lacks serious power!!! The 50 on the other hand is alot better. I have also used the 100 nice machine! The only thing I dont like about theses machines is that they sometimes just dont have the power to turn. Thats maybe because Im used to our bobcats.
     

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