Bobcat A300 questions?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by BIGBEN2004, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    How come no one here talks much about the A300, doesn't anyone on here own one? They seam like a great ideal but their must be flaws to them or more guys would run them. What do you guys think are the good points and most importantly all the bad points to the machine? Just curious not that I am going to buy one or anything.
  2. Landrus2

    Landrus2 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,050

    Want some good advice ask
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,137

    I think the big thing right now is the CTL models, the AWS is nice, but the CTL's just seem to get more done. Dumbest thing Bobcat ever did was discontinue the A220 for those that wanted just a Radius Path loader.
  4. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    Yea thats my thing why don't they offer the all wheel steer on other models. It would make more sense. Not everyone needs the lift capacity of the 300 or the size of it.
  5. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Messages: 1,022

    i have a B300 that has the all wheel steer and i agree they should have kept the A220. maybe sales weren't that strong. one for sure advantage is how long your tires last when working on pavement. no need to skid to turn. also easier on yards. my machine weighs 9000# and does very llittle damage to yards when turning. i guess a big downside would be the inability to run tracks on them.
    good luck,
  6. MowingisMaddness

    MowingisMaddness LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,792

    I know a guy who really liked his a220.
    Maybe Bobcat just kept the A300 since the Toolcat fit the niche for a smaller machine?
    For what the AWS was designed for, I don't think they needed multiple models like skid steers.

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