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Mini excavator ???Bobcat or Case

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Timm Timm, Jun 7, 2004.

  1. Timm Timm

    Timm Timm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Has anyone been using the new Bobcat zts430 or the Case cx36 Due to where Im at (right in between dealerships) I need to know. The BC is about 6K more but it may be worth it. I would greatly appreciate any input you guys may have . Thanks
  2. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    I have run the CASE CX36 (which is made by Kobelco) I thought it was light on break out. Very comfortable to run. The swing boom activation is very cool. The zero tail is (to me a must have). I have since run the CX47 and was much more impressed with its performance (of course it is a bigger machine). Bobcat mini excavators at least the larger ones 337 and 341 have had problems here. My neighbor had to have his 341 bought back as well as a local 337 due to hydrualic problems. I don't know anyone with a new zero tail Bobcats but they look good. I like the fast track idea. New machine though may have new problems.
  3. Timm Timm

    Timm Timm LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    Hey thanks alot, I purchased the cx 36 yesterday, (great machine) I also rely heavally on ZTS. The perks of the BC seammed to be in the cab and it was a wider and longer machine almost forgot what I was buying a "mini" excavator for! Thanks agin. Pease

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