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Bobcat vs Case vs Deere, vs ASV

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by cpaum, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. cpaum

    cpaum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    Hello all

    if you had to dig a 30' x 30' by 3 feet deep in clay. Which one would be faster. All machines would have a bucket and a Quick Spade Combo to use.

    How about digging a 10' high bank using forks with a Quick Spade and a bucket.

    The last time Bobcat ran this thread. Bobcat said people picked there product over everyone else by 3 out of 5.

    I have Bobcat's. But I'm starting to think there is better out there now. Give me your thoughts and be honest?

    I am going to take the poll number and post them on the web. Everyone wants to know.
  2. hansondirtman

    hansondirtman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    I'd say they would all work great for that job.
  3. cpaum

    cpaum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46

    So if you have to choose one which one would it be? I know if only one unit had a quick spade and the others didn't. The one with a quick spade would win hands down.

    What do you perfer?
  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276


    Would not need anything but a toothed bucket either.
  5. cpaum

    cpaum LawnSite Member
    Posts: 46


    Have you ever tried a spade out yet. I have tooth buckets and they are good for some things.
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Okay so I found out what the quick spade thing is, that basically looks good for digging holes for trees/shrubs only. Don't know how that would be faster than a tooth bucket digging a 30X30X3 hole. Since you threw in ASV in the comparison, let's assume track machines. I like suspended undercarriages, the ASV's are nice machines, but I'd prefer Case.
  7. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,875

    they all will get the job done... i got all bobcats so thats what i would use :)
  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Not sure what brand you use but the ones I have seen would last about 12 seconds on my machine.
    Also the forks would bend as well on the fork models.
  9. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 823

    Takeuchi TL150 would do that job in a couple hours.
  10. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,504

    Well, any of them listed would get the job done. I would choose the Deere or Case machies myself. The Deere is an animal and so is the Case machines.

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