Serious problems with brand new skid steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by jbailey52, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
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    you're doing the right thing, but now you got us wondering what brand? :laugh:
     
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    I say Raccoon skid steer.
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  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Its definitely a skat trak
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  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    But I would sh!t my pants laughing if it was a Bobcat.
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  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Being a landscaper, I would say ASV/CAT MTL or Ditch Witch multifunction backhoe track loader. Those DW machines sound like they have a lot of hyd hose issues.
     
  6. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
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    I don't understand the reluctance to give up a brand name. It's not throwing them under the bus.. it's facts. Maybe someone with similar experience can point to a fix to solve the problems.

    Back when my Toolcat was a fairly new piece of machinery my dealer's service department didn't have a lot of experience troubleshooting a particular problem. It took me posting on another forum to get some ideas of where I could look. This was after I spent about $600 at the dealer fixing a component that turned out not to be the problem. Since I kind of led the dealer down that road with what "I thought", I didn't ask them for a refund. Had I been more diligent in searching out the problem, I would have saved myself $600 and about two years of living with a problem. Even Bobcat Technical support was a mile off on their diagnosis of "what it could be" via email. After a few posts online, I got ideas of where to look and found a simple answer to why my machine was leaning. The part was about $10 of my time... :hammerhead:
     
  7. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think it's a JCB??????
     
  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Yes it is a JCB and it may come across the wrong way but why would anyone want one.LOL
     
  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'm leaning towards the Ditch Witch compact tracked loader backhoe unit, neat little unit, but there's a lot of complex electronics and hydraulics squeezed in them.
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  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    So do you really think he would have bought one and not posted pictures of it? He has pics of his shiny new JCB and stated he loves it!:drinkup:
     

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