takeuchi vs bobcat vs caterpillar

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bobcatboy, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. bobcatboy

    bobcatboy LawnSite Member
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    I was wondering which one of these loaders is the better out of the three
     
  2. AL Inc

    AL Inc LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Lots of opinions here, you will get lots of answers. I have a Cat and I love it. I also think Taekuchi and Bobcat are good machines, too.
     
  3. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
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    I've demo'd the Cat and the Bobcat and I'm saving for the Cat.
     
  4. bobcatboy

    bobcatboy LawnSite Member
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    I looked at the takeuchi tl150 and that is one big machine. Put a 84 inch bucket on that thing you could do some damage. I am supposed to demo one on monday, cant wait. Kind of swingin towards the takeuchi it has the most power wiehgt and the highest brakeout power. I tested a t190 didnt have any power.
     
  5. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Mmm, can't quite compare a T190 with a TL150. They're definitely not in the same league. If you want an apples-to-apples comparison, well, you'd probably have to compare the TL150 to the Bobcat T250 to the Cat 277B. (Even those aren't quite identical.) As I'm not too familiar with Takeuchi's product, I can't say much about them, but they were the first in the industry to offer a tracked compact loader... kudos to them for doing so. But without letting us know what you'll be doing with the loader, it's hard to say which is best. (I'd take the T300 over the others if I had to do a lot of lifting, for example.)
     
  6. bobcatboy

    bobcatboy LawnSite Member
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    yes you are correct they are not in the same leauge, but it the only track loader I have had any experience with. the type of work I will diong is basement digging pond construction back filling loading trucks. I need somthing heavy, powerfull but still manuverable.
     
  7. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Okay, sounds good... I'd take a look at the T250 as well. It'd probably be a good fit for your application.
     
  8. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I have never owned a Takeuchi loader. I have had one of their trackhoes' for about a year. They make a high quality product. I have run their track loaders for a limited amount of time. They are big and seemed to have decent power although seemed to feel less powerful than my 95XT in pushing dirt and excavating. This would not seem possible since the Takeuchi is rated higher, but when running the two I couldn't feel that advantage. There is a company in this area that has a large tree spade on their 150 and they seem to like the machine. I have never run the CAT track machine. I ran a 190 and came away with the same impression you did. I would hate to have to make a living excavating with that machine. Another option would be a large wheeled skid steer (CASE 90 or 95XT, BOBCAT S300 or equivilent) with the Loegren tracks. This would give you the flexibility of running wheels or tracks.
     
  9. bobcatboy

    bobcatboy LawnSite Member
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    do you think that skid steer with tracks could offer that kind of tractive effort it would take to excavate basements ,ponds ect. You guys keep the imput comming its helping me make my decision.
     
  10. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
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