Lets see how this goes

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by cat2, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
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    lets just play this little game here.

    If i was buying a wheeled skid steer. What one would i want? If i want the most overall power. ROC 1700 to 1950 pounds
     
  2. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    1950 is hard place to stop since CASE and CAT go to 2K for their ROC class. Also vertical or radial lift?
     
  3. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 891



    Ok say 2 k then. It doesn't really matter on vertical or radial.
     
  4. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Cat 236BII or a new 246C with no thought in it. Since you said no price limit it would be a no brainer for me. They are fast, strong, reliable, and are flat grading almost as good as a track machine. They are balanced very well with a good long wheel base. Pilot controls are the only controls I will ever want to buy and run ever again so it is Cat hands down for me.
     
  5. Sunscaper

    Sunscaper LawnSite Senior Member
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    S 205 is a good choice.
     
  6. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    s205 all the way i own 2 there a great machine real powerhouse. i also interverted the rims on mine and i have one that is only 5'wide
     
  7. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 891

    What options did you get? price?
     
  8. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    i have a 2005 s205 gold package i paid 32,500 with tax.
    and then i bought a 2006 k series with cab and heat for 32,000 with tax from what im hearing a 2008 s205 with all the goodies is now going for 35,000
     
  9. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 891

    I paid around $26000 for my s-160 i think
     
  10. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    s205 is more of machine then a s160. do you have a gold package in that s160?. one of buddies just got a 2008 s175 with cab and heat for 26000
     

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