Bobcat Wins Again

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by SellingIron, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 542

    That would be cool, most of the magazines that we have are the free subscription ones like equipment world, equipment today, TCIA, etc....They are all OEM generated adds and they all seem to have "best in class everything" kinda like a car commercial on tv. It would be nice to see some actual companies demo pieces of equipment and then be able to write a review.
     
  2. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,752

    Could have a been a little less condescending in the report... "just the facts Ma'am". I didn't see CASE as KSSS pointed out. I have sat in the new pressurized cab for Bobcat. It certainly (appears) to be a better seal than my CAT C series or my K series Bobcat but only time and running a mulcher in drought stricken S. Central Texas will tell for sure.. My K series, while not dust-free by any stretch of the imagination, is fairly comfortable even in the summer. A major improvement on that will make someone like me seriously consider an upgrade.
     
  3. JDSKIDSTEER

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,163

    I did not have time to watch the other videos you linked, but they were on the money on the top of the Deere door. I am working with someone on a better seal now, but Deere need to fix that weld seam. *trucewhiteflag* I see a redesign when they update engines in 2012.
     
  4. SellingIron

    SellingIron LawnSite Senior Member
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    Bobcat did the same thing JD did with the smackdown. (Point out a weakness)

    If you want a pressureized cab, This points out which brands not to buy.
     
  5. AWJ Services

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

    It always starts out as non objective but as popularity increases then so does manufacturer finacial support? Remember Consumer Reports? at one time it was the Holy Grail! It is not worth anything now.

    It has happened with the auto industry, ATV's etc etc.

    The finances needed for this kind of test would be staggering. You would have to test the units in numerous regions just to get a fair comparrison.
    You would also have to get all units from dealer stock to ensure that the units are not tinkered with my manufacturers.LOL
    Trust me it happens.
     
  6. Giles_uk

    Giles_uk LawnSite Member
    Posts: 203

    We have this one in uk http://www.earthmoversmagazine.co.uk/ some example articles but doesn't tend to do head to heads, then we have profi which is agricultural tractors and machinery. It's german/uk based but highly regarded and tests are all conducted at the dlg station which is like the official german state testing centre. They dyno tractors to test hp and pull a test truck to test drawbar strength etc. It's highly respected and trusted they run huge head to heads like 12 tractors at once or loaders etc. And they have a used section where they pick a tractor say jd6910 list 3 different second hand examples their price Market trend good and bad points and what to inspect etc very good magazine.

    http://profi-epaper.de/epaper/ebook.php
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