Mustang Skid Loader

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by WELA, Jul 19, 2001.

  1. WELA

    WELA LawnSite Member
    Posts: 2

    I'm looking at adding a 2050 Mustang skid loader to our work force. Just want to know if any of you have ever used one, what's the pros & cons?
     
  2. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    I don't know if the reputation is deserved or not, but I've always thought of the Mustangs as a lesser loader compared to Gehl, NH, etc.
     
  3. greens1

    greens1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 352

    Mustang is what you buy when you can't, or won't, pay for a " brand name " skidsteer. This does't mean they don't perform. It just means they don't have as great a reputation for reliability as your better known skid's, and you won't find as many attachments for them.

    Pros:
    (1) Price
    (2) Generally gets the job done

    Cons:
    (1)engine a little weak
    (2)T-Bar steering
    (3)less than smooth movement, especially when compared to a Bobcat.

    A company I used to work for had a Mustang and most of the time it worked quite well, although we had to replace all the quick connectors and it had some power issues. Overall though it got the job done.

    Good Luck,
    Jim L
     

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