ASV Owners

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Terraformer, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    As with all pieces of equipment. There are going to be some good ones and bad ones. It seems that you and some other people on here have had some problems. I know I have had them with my RC50.

    It sounds more like your dealer is the problem. It seems like they have completely written you off!! If they won't listen to your demands, get your lawer involved.

    I am not sure who it was, but one of youguys with an RC30 (and it was your primary machine) wants to trade it in on a 277C? If you are doing work that requires a machine of that size (277C) and you bought an RC30 then you created your own problem.

    I mean look at an RC30. The are a purpose built Light duty machine. If you can't look at one and tell that then you need to quit the business. As for every machine they are going to have weekness (And you guys have certainly found yours)

    After hearing and thinking about the problems you guys have. I am still going to get one. I feel that for what my application is, an RC30 is going to be the right machine. i am not going to be doing heavy digging with it, or beating on it at all. its use is going to be primarily clean up behind my mini excavator, and Johny on the spot work where its size will have huge advantages.

    If I have trouble with it, I will be on here complaing. But the difference is. I GET A DEALER MAINTANCE AND REPAIR CONTRACT IN WRITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    J.
     
  2. jmf

    jmf LawnSite Member
    from ny
    Posts: 78

    I have an SR80 and I am wondering what machines are affected by this problem?

    jmf

     
  3. Strawbridge Lawn

    Strawbridge Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 660

    Read a bunch of the posts here, and thought some feedback might help. I have had my ASL300 (rc-30) for 4 years now and have just gone over 1000
    hours.
    I have replace two drive motors and about 8 roller wheels to the tune of aboit 4,000 dollars with repairs being done by an ASV Dealer and a local CAT dealer.
    My thoughts? The machine is hard to replace. IMO there is none better for doing serious work in tight areas. Have I overworked ot? Absolutely! What broke or was worn was due to harder than designed type work plain and simple. Would I buy another? Absolutely.
    I want to go bigger to avoid the "Overwork" issue, but with no ASV dealer close I am considering a CAT 247 next time. Patienlt waiting for these U/C issues to be minimized (and proven) with the new series though.
    If I had it my way, I would always keep an rc-30 handy.
     
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,098

    Go for the 247, my undercarriage is at the 200 hour mark and all I have ever done is concrete/black top demo, gravel hauling/grading, hard digging and brush cutting, so far, there are only minor nicks and cuts in the tracks, none of which have gone any deeper than 3mm and all the rollers are still smooth with only some of the outer roller hubs chipped, but all the rubber is still smooth.

    Technically, the work I do, makes any ASV owner cringe.
     
  5. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    Ron.

    Not tooting your horn here, but I do excatally what you do with your little kitty with my ASVs. I ain't cringing. Not a bit.

    Its a freaking loader guys! If I worried about everything that I shouldn't do with mine. I would never get another job!!.

    J.
     
  6. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,213

    Our Polaris version of the RC30 has been fairly trouble free. It isn't built to 'contractor grade' but for the niche it is in it performs great. We use this machine but don't abuse it.

    4900bruce, sorry you are having so much trouble but it sounds like a bigger machine would be a better choice. It is never fun having a bad dealer either.
     
  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,098

    Do you bury your undercarriage up to the bottom of the squirrel cage in 3/4" clear stone too? :laugh:
     
  8. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    Yep. Sure do. So your not special ron. lol
     
  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,098


    My mommy says I'm special. [​IMG]
     
  10. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Posts: 989

    Mine says that too. But I think she's high.

    J.
     

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