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Wow and Yuck

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bobcat_ron, Sep 27, 2012.

  1. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    Wow, a Bobcat that my Dad couldn't be dragged (alive) out of, he could not stop saying enough good things about this T870 beast and brush cat, loved the pilot control type rowing oars and suspension seat, large cab opening, mega cab room, quiet engine, easy entry, nice control panel, key less start and hydraulic power, a shame he had to give it back after 2 days.

    And this monstrosity, good god almighty, they are even bigger in real life, thank God it's only a demo model, I tried it for 1 minute and got off, "yuck" was the first word I yelled, the other 2 operators also had mixed feelings, the window in the back of the cab?!?!?! WTF is that for??? If it wasn't for the rear view camera, you would have to learn to navigate using the stars and sun when you need to look backwards! Sure it handled like a Cat, but even at 80% throttle it was dragging it's arse, 100% throttle was the only speed it had, our Volvo's smoked this machine for speed, not to mention fuel economy!

    There ain't no cab from this point of view!
  2. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Posts: 3,597

    Im all for bigger ctl's but they have to put bigger motors in them too! 99hp doesnt seem like alot for over 6 tons.
  3. toomuchtime

    toomuchtime LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 267

    870's a beast fun to work brushing clearing in a open field. To dam big for anything else imo feels like your doing bobcat work with a track loader!
  4. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 544

    Love my T770 to death and its equipped the same. I wish I had a T870 sometimes.

    Only gripes I have with the Bobcats is our T770 drinks a ton of #2 but it also gets a lot done... 93-94 hp... turned down from the T870

    Other thing is the bob-tach system.... We had ours welded to make it stronger and haven't had an issue since.

    As for the Cat..... what's new? :) Terrible design.

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