New bobcat s70

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by mrsops, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    Well guys traded in my mt52 bobcat and picked up the s70. I took a quick picture of it on my flatbed. Cant wait to put it to work have a job Monday breaking out 2000 sq ft of concrete with it best part is I'm going through a nice tight gate 40'' wide :laugh:.

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  2. CALandscapes

    CALandscapes LawnSite Senior Member
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    Nice....

    So small it almost looks like a toy.

    Finally got rid of that MT, eh?

    Let us know the comparison on the two once you've put some time on the new one.

    -Chase
     
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    So yeah you need an operator? or any help? :laugh:

    Looks good....
     
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    You don't see too many of those small skid steers around. Isn't that the original purpose of skid steers many years ago they were small enough you can go into places to move and dig material that was commonly done by hand.
     
  5. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yeah I believe so, the original skidsteer that bobcat/melroe made was made to get into turkey barns where you couldnt get a tractor to clean up and haul out the manure and the guy, I believe cecil or cyrus or something like that had hired some guys a few days prior to cleaning out the barn and they quit the day before the barn was scheduled to be cleaned out and he went up to the local blacksmith/fabrication shop and was saying that he wished they made something that was small enough to get in and clean out the barns and the blacksmith's came up with the first 3 wheeled skidsteer and the rest is history....
     
  6. Shadetree Ltd

    Shadetree Ltd LawnSite Senior Member
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    It looks cute but it won't replace the mt. There will be no comparison between the two for flotation and traction in terrible conditions.
     
  7. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    That S-70 would sink out of sight in soft ground with the sawblade tires.
     
  8. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    It does look like a little toy but it has some power :weightlifter:
     
  9. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    why wont it? many people have said the mt was slow and hard to grade with, and which you would you rather do, stand and have the crap beat out of your knee's running a walk behind? or sit and run the s70?
     
  10. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    mt52 was not slow at all it was a great little machine it came in handy for me when i needed to drill holes with the auger for trees and get into those tight tight back yards. problem was it was hard to grade out with and cut dirt i mean you can do it with no problem it just took a long time to do. I do alot of grading and the s70 will end up being the better selection for me
     

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