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Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by tthomass, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,539

    Yeah, I know, I was the one that brought it up, I was trying to be funny, but I guess it didnt work..

    So how are you liking the T190? Any plans on getting rid of it and getting a different one, or different brand?
     
  2. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,104

    we had a T-190 the first year they came out. Had it for about 9 months and then it developed a large crack on the left boom arm. We sold it back to bobcat and upgraded to an A-300. That was a sweet machine. We put the big turf tires on it. With the all wheel steer, the tires lasted forever.
     
  3. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,403

    I've been doing some research on Skid Steers and CTL's.

    As much as I hate to admit it - it's lookin like DEERE has an incredible machine on the market.

    I've never like the fact that Bobcat does not have stops at the bottom of the front of the machine to absorb the impact placed upon the lift arms. This is where Firefly's crack in the boom arm derived. I am certain of that. Back in 1997 when I purchased my 1st skid loader, the Gehl salesman pointed out this problem with Bobcat. Last week I received Bobcat's quartly magazine and I noticed they still don't have those stops on them, and I thought to myself "I wonder how many of their machines have been broken up from this".
     
  4. PlatinumLandCon

    PlatinumLandCon LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,315

    I think you're right, Andrew. I've used a Deere 325 and a 322 and both had TONS of power and a good ride. Heat/AC are great, vis is really good. Not sure of pricing vs. other brands but they're a great machine. I'm sure Jarod speaks highly of the 332 he's got, always mentioning how he gains months of working time with the tracks.
     
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,403

    BTW, forgot to mention - The house is lookin nice, Todd!

    Exciting times for sure!
     
  6. Lite4

    Lite4 LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,104

    I can almost guarantee that you are right about the lack of stops causing the arm to crack. It has been probably 6 years since I was in a deere skid loader. I didn't like the restricted vis on the machine back then, but I am sure they have improved it. They had just introduced their compact line and still had to work out some bugs.
     
  7. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    I've very happy with my T190. It has begun to use a little bit of oil and I've got around 940hrs on it now........it gets used and when I'm running it I'm 100% of its ability when it comes to grading, grapple etc. I'd like to have a bigger machine but for now thats just a "want" vs a need. The ATS system is appealing and I saw it for the first time at the MANTS show in Baltimore last week.
     
  8. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    not working right........have some interesting pics for ya'll later
     
  9. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    Sooooo, my brother running the dozer in the previous pictures had a rough day around noon on I-81.

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  10. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,496

    Rear end came out while changing lanes from left to right and he turned completely into it, went off the shoulder, clipped a sign and smacked the embankment head on. He can drive too (we co-drive my car on track), not driver error....thinks it was ice. Thankfully nobody was hurt.
     

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