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Is this a good deal on a mini excav-cat

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Russ5879, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Russ5879

    Russ5879 LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Posts: 5

  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,812

    Bobcat Ron can answerer that.:drinkup:
  3. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 891

    Demo. Thats the best way to tell

    o and welcome to this great site
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    The only difference between the two other than hours is the model year. Try them both and look for the obvious signs when starting the engines like odd smoke color and leaks.
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    You have to go physically look at the machines there is no way of telling the condition by pictures. The first one it is hard to tell if its had a new paint job.

    For only 572 hours the tracks look like they have more use than that.
  6. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    Bobcat is all bark but very little bite.
  8. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    Here are some numbers

    CASE CX50B
    arm digging force 5912
    bucket breakout 7892
    drawbar pull 12170

    Deere 50D
    arm digging force 5401
    bucket breakout 8273
    drawbar pull 11674

    Bobcat 435
    arm digging force 5262
    bucket breakout 7936
    drawbar pull 10489

    TK 145
    arm digging force 5027
    bucket breakout 10,825
    drawbar pull 11674

    The Bobcat has 10 more hp than Deere or CASE and 12 more than TK. As you can see the 10 more hp is not buying you anything except more fuel costs.
  9. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,875

    i always look at the bucket break out when i compare the minis. but wut does the arm break out mean
  10. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    It is also refered to as crowd force. It is the sticks ability to pull material toward the machine. It is expressed in pounds like breakout.

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