Toolcat Utility Work Machine

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Moguy, Sep 27, 2004.

  1. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
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    I was recently looking through a trade magazine and seen an ad for one of these. Does anyone have any experience with Bobcat utility vehicles? Any thoughts on this machine or others similar would be appreciated.

    http://www.bobcat.com/products/twm/features.html
     
  2. Fishin LCO

    Fishin LCO LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 143

    I would love to know how much they are if you know. Would love to have one.
     
  3. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
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    No such thing as a similar machine. :)

    I have heard they are doing very well. When the Fall issue of Worksaver is on Bobcat.com, I suggest you take a look at the articles on there. There are some videos of it already on the side.

    Maybe a little light duty to double as a pickup truck, but for many, many situations, will probably be just as effective as a pickup. (Unless you're trying to pull a Cat 287B out of the mud...)
     
  4. Avery

    Avery LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Would not do you or me much good. I doubt they go very well in sand! :cool:
     
  5. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
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    No, probably not very good in sand... but 10" of ground clearance isn't too bad for other stuff.
     
  6. Moguy

    Moguy LawnSite Member
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    I went to demo the 5600 turbo today and it's a very impressive machine, to say the least. As BobcatS250 said, there are many situations it can be used for. I was amazed at how many attachments are available to use with it. The 5600 turbo was loaded with a sticker price of $32,500.
     
  7. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
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    Absolutely. There are quite the number of attachments to use on it. Since we're on this topic, I'll give some brief advantages of the machine. If you want disadvantages, just post and I'll list them.

    1) Good transport speed. 18 mph may not be highway legal, but it's definitely not bad for small towns or utilities that need machines to go a few hundred feet in a jiffy.

    2) Excellent axle torque. This machine will push very, very well.

    3) Dump box. Carries just about anything; dumps it (if you want to) when you're done. Low loading height as well. If you put a snow blade in front, you can put a spreader in the rear to do two jobs at once.

    4) Aux. hydraulics. Allows you to run a multitude of attachments with ease. Mows grass extremely welll and does not churn up the grass due to AWS.

    5) 4x4x4 -- four wheel steering, four wheel drive. Pretty self-explanatory. 10" ground clearnace. Granted it won't go through what a Hummer can, but not bad for a utility machine.

    6) Operator comfort. Suspension seat, AC, heating, hydrostat trans, very nice. Excl cab, wipers, defroster... all add to comfort. Plus there are two seats in the cab meaning you can take someone along without being too bored. (Guess the two seats are everywhere though)

    7) Dealer service -- Bobcat name is strong so is dealer support.

    That wasn't in any particular order or very specific. Let me know if you want more info,
     
  8. toy1

    toy1 LawnSite Member
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    I was justed quoted a 5600 with bucket and heat and ac at 36000. it seems that this is a high price? Compared to 32500. Can you tell me what full loaded means so as I can compare.Thanks
     
  9. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    Different areas will sell for different prices, generally.

    Fully loaded -- turbo, high flow, encl cab, AC, dump bed, turn signals, weather package.
     
  10. Fishin LCO

    Fishin LCO LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Posts: 143

    If it cant do the job in the sand...it would not get much use here. I do like the versitility of that machine though.
     

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