question about this 4in1

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by PTSolutions, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    This bobcat brand 4n1 seems to have the quick attach plate mounted lower than most I've seen. Does this interfere with its ability to use as a dozer blade? I mean if the loader arms are resting on the stops, how can the edge reach the ground?

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    Whereas this bucket seems to have the plates mounted higher, I'm asking him for more pictures:

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  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    You roll the bucket down and raise it up to adjust the cutting grade while pushing. If you use the loader to adjust the grade, it raises too fast and you'll be bunny hopping.
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  3. Snyder's Lawn Inc

    Snyder's Lawn Inc LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Not the same bucket
     
  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    I know it's not the same bucket, hence I said "Whereas this bucket..."

    Ron, I was asking more about the height the bucket sits when it's attached to the arms, not about using it. It looks like they would sit at different heights when hooked up.
     
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    I wouldn't buy anything until its hooked to your machine. I had a rental tak 130 with some generic bucket on it and it sat too low, what a nightmare to get used to. Terrible for backblading etc.
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  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    The second pic looks like a Bradco bucket, they are all like that. I remember a lot of the early skid steers had very low bucket pins when the booms were on the frame, Thomas, Gehl, Takeuchi and Mustang were a few that I remember being very low, and I'll bet that's why Bradco put the mount plate up higher.
     
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    The guy with the second pic said it had a john deere plate on it. Not sure if they rebranded bradcos back then or not.

    It kind of sucks but I don't want to drag my machine almost an hour away to hook it up. He's asking 1350 I'm only willing to go 1k. Says it has new couplers and the edges are good, cylinders clean etc... Going to try and get more pics.

    The first bucket is an 80" bobcat brand apparently and is asking 1800

    Either way I'd put some replaceable weld on teeth.
     
  8. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Both are a good deal. Can he throw it in a pickup and bring it to you for $100 bucks?
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  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    My 68" Bobcat 4n1 sold at the RB Auction for $1200, painted shiny black and bent to hell. $1350 for a bit more bucket isn't too far off.
     
  10. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
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    Ended up finding a 78" Cat brand for 1250. Any recommendations as to what teeth to put on it? It's got the reversible smooth edge on it now.
     

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