New Hollands has redesigned skid coming out?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by meets1, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    Was at the NH dealer today picking up a high price alternator for a utility tractor. Salemen told me he would give me a heck of a deal trading in our new S650 bobcat for the new and improvement NH skid which he said is all new, redesigned and will be the best skid out there. He didn't have any pictures but he said March 1 he hopes to have a few in. This old news I guess but any pictures out there?
     
  2. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I saw a picture of it in the new Turf magazine. It looks pretty sweet. I cant wait to see the spec on it
     
  3. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
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  4. Boss Exc.

    Boss Exc. LawnSite Member
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    Not in a million years would I trade an S650 for any NH.
     
  5. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Tell your NH salesman that you also plan on getting a quote from your local Case dealer too, since Case will be selling the exact same machines now, including the "Super Boom". That ought to get a rise out of him :)
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  6. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    I did some looking this morning and I did see case is makiing that machine. So is it a case machine rebagded? And does case own ford/NH? What I read did not exactly say anything outright who owned what.

    As far as my new S650 - i really like the machine. Although my first machine was a case and everything thereafter has been BC but I tell ya I live in NH country. You see a few case, BC and cat, but really no deere but everything here is pretty much NH.

    Kinda like there compact tractors - I have two but everything is NH. I know one crew in the area that runs kubota cuz they dislike the NH people. I have seen one new BC tractor so far though.
     
  7. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    talked to guy this morning who has a large inventory of cat equipment - he said his rep has been hinting that cat may leave the compact equipment business altogether and focus on there primary cat sales/service/etc.

    Any thoughts on that one?
     
  8. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
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    Case and NH merged in 1999 to form CNH, the majority is owned by FIAT, which i believe is a Italian company. Some of their AG equipment is re badged too. Ford was out of it years ago. NH dealers are dropping around here. I predict much more rebadging in the future. I think the skid steers being the same is going to be a bad thing, since they both had different appeal. Can't blame them in this economy and with the strong new players that were not around a short few years ago.
     
  9. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I wouldn't put too much stock into that rumor. I was told by someone that they're already running prototype Tier IV machines.
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  10. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Well I think there is something to it. Remember the discussion we had a couple years ago when said that they were not making money in the compact market. Now they are in a partnership involving their mini ex. The compact market which for years was moving 60K machines a year is now moving around 20K. That isn't many machines for 8-10 oems to share. I would not be surprised to see CAT change how they do business. Perhaps not exit this market but I can see them changing how they approach it like they are doing with their mini ex which is to market someone elses machine or have their machine built by someone else.


    On the CASE/NH merging of machines. Like what was already mentioned, not a big surprise. But these two machines target two very different types of contractors. Marketing one machine to both types I think can be done, however I am not convinced yet that these machines did that. I leave for AZ in two weeks to go run them. However looking at the specs I don't see it. It appears to me to be a NH signature machine. The breakout is impressive, not much impressive beyond that at least from looking at the limited information I have seen so far. But have never seen any value in a NH skid steer in my operation either so I am certainly biased.
     

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