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ASV or Mustang

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by rutwad, Aug 25, 2006.

  1. rutwad

    rutwad LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 179

    Just got off the phone talking with a salesman. I am looking for a machine to fun a mulcher attachment head. This guy said he sells ASV and Mustang. He would rather sell me the Mustang. Not as smooth as the ASV, but the steel rollers/tracks hold up better. Rocks/gravel etc. get in the ASV's rubber track/rollers and eat them up fast. Track repair/replacement is expensive. I no a saleman would not lie......BUT what do you guys think?

    Thanks in advance:usflag:
  2. rutwad

    rutwad LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 179

    Oops, ASV RC100

    and Mustang he said has ninety somethin Hp, then turbo pushes it up to about 110-115. Not sure which one, I have not looked at any Mustangs yet
  3. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 837

    I wasn't even aware that Mustang made a CTL.
  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    They are Takeuchi.
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,700

    There is a recent thread on this forum about one guy's terrible experience with an ASV machine. He seems to be getting no support from the factory. You better do a search and read about his multitude of problems before buying the ASV machine.
  6. dug1016

    dug1016 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Actually, and I quote Construction Equipment magazine. "Gehl provides skid-steers to Mustang, but the two lines are hardly identical. Gehl's 4640 and 4840 have no Mustang counterpart, and Mustang's 2054 has no comparable Gehl model. Even those models that share a basic platform (chassis and hydraulic pumps) retain significant distinctions such as Mustang's unique loader arms and Yanmar, instead of Deutz, engine." I've heard some of the Mustangs have some fit and finish issues that make them a little rougher than the Bobcat, Cat, Case, ASV, and Deeres of the world.

    I'd find out who has the best support (ie, parts availability, qualified techs, loaner tractors, etc. for when yours goes down) and start my search there.
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,151

    Gehl and Mustang both use TK's tracked machine. The wheeled machines is another story.
  8. rutwad

    rutwad LawnSite Member
    from Alabama
    Messages: 179

    So is the Mustang a good machine? Pressurized cab or not?

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