whats the best skid steer...

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by zim bob the landscaper, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i was wondering what is the best skid steer for landscaping size and every thing. also has a resonable price.
     
  2. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
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    You're going to be a little more specific... what size of machine are you looking for? What reasonable price are you specifying? (<75k? :D)

    I would give the first suggestion that comes to mind, but I'm afraid you'll have to be a little more specific in what you're looking for before someone can give you a factual opinion.
     
  3. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well we will use it for building rock walls, ponds, snow removal, lawn renavating, bark mulch, trees, brush clearing. we might do more but not sure.
     
  4. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
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    Do you know what dealers are around your area? If you have a dealer in the area with a good reputation then go and see if you can get a demo of the brand he sells and see what type of deals he's offering.

    Rob
     
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    This issue has been beat to death. My advice: pick a color.
     
  6. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
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    zim bob, Scag does have a valid point... a search of these forums will unearth a multitude of threads on the "What skid steer to buy" question.

    However, if you have a specific model you're already considering, or if, as Rob mentioned you have a preferred dealer, you're already off to a good start...
     
  7. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Exactly, if you want some help with a specific brand or model, we can help you with that, but asking "what's the best" is so open ended.
     
  8. zim bob the landscaper

    zim bob the landscaper LawnSite Bronze Member
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    well i was thinking a used S250 bobcat or a JCB or case not sure but those are some ideas
     
  9. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B LawnSite Senior Member
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    In my book: Case, Cat, Bobcat & Mustang all have solid reputations. I'd tend to search the marketplace and when something catches your eye ask some questions here about the particular machine. I stick with Cat for pilot controls, service and re-sale.
     
  10. murray83

    murray83 LawnSite Senior Member
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    ok well i like the 247 myself (when ours actually works lol) its small enough to get into tight spaces but big enough to handle good sized loads....it even loaded our double tandem so u have the reach

    as for the controls,u just can't beat them....alot better than our old deere 230 i HATE the old foot controls after useing a cat so for someone newer to equipment like yourself its easier to get used to

    its entirely up to u...browse through a few if yer allowed (i know yer young) test them out if ur allowed to and get a feel for each unit, u'll know what one you want cuz it'll feel natural don't let anyone force you into buying its your money and your investment i don't like running a piece of equipment i don't feel comfortable in

    just my 2 cents
     

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