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Any1 familiar with Cats#226 Skid Steer Loaders

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Comet, Jun 30, 2001.

  1. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Does anyone own and operate a 226 Skid Steer loader CAT?
    I seen here by H.O. Penn Machinery Co. will lease them for 296.00/mth for 48 mths, then with a buy out of 8,000.00 at the end of the lease.
    Any opinions on this equpment and or even the pricing?
    The rental for 1 day on a skid steer loader bob cat 753 or 853 is 250.00/day
    The Cat comes with bucket and fork lift attachment
    Optional attachments are: Broom Sweapers,Augers, trenches, Grading rakes.
    There is no backhoe attachment for this nor have I seen a demo hammer that Im aware of
  2. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

  3. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,720

    I am not sure what the lifting capacity of that machine is, but the price sounds about right for a smaller size skidsteer. I do not think it is large enough to lift a full pallet of sod if you do landscape work. I used to be an equipment buyer for a large co. with mining operations. I bought a lot of Cat equipment and it always met or exceeded our expectations. With Cat, you can always count on very good parts and service support.:cool:
  4. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276

    We only have a single place by us that even rents Cat, so I'm not familiar at all. Because I don't know it's specs, it's hard to comment. Are you asking if that lease/buy is a good deal? Total outlay for you, over time, is $22k. If this is a small machine, that may not be a very good price.

    Rentals are a lot more expensive per day, and yeah, you can save a lot on per day costs buying over renting. Just remember the rental has to pay for use on the machine, rent on the rental building, salaries of the sales and tech people, the ad in the yellow pages, etc, etc. And because it's a rental, it's going to get the snot kicked out of it a lot more often than one that is purchased, which means higher repair costs.

    You can also save a lot renting by the week or more by the month.

    As for attachments, if it's got the universal attachment system and the same hydros hookups as most of the other mfgs, then you can on all kinds of non-Cat attachments.
  5. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Im intrested in performance
    I hope I do this right with the link,
    The manuel I have has a nice work up perfrmance on it but thought Id get some feed back on it here.
    The lifting rating is rated
    Operating Capacity 1500 lbs
    Operating Weight 5645 lbs
    Flywheel Power 54 hp

    226 Skid Steer Loader
  6. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    hope this tag works
    Im seeking any opinions on the 226 skid steer loader
    Seems to be equvilant to the Bob Cat 763 so far with lifting capacity and hp

    Cat Equipment
  7. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276


    It's going to be difficult to give an opinion based on promotional info. 2 machines might be designed to handle the same loads, but one breaks after a month, and the other runs forever. So I don't think the specs will help with the real information you're looking for.

    Try to demo one and see what you think.
  8. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

  9. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
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  10. roonie

    roonie LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    I have leased a 246 Cat skidsteer and I love it. I have a bucket and a power rake (Rock Hound). My payments are $650/month for 5 years with a $8,000 buyout. Sounds like a good deal for the 226 you are looking at. My machine was around $35,000 new. Hope this helps.

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