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Bobcat skid steer

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Pecker, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454


    One more question: Is it big enough to scrape off a few inches of dirt/clay at a time (which is what I will need to be able to do to make the ground level for the concrete driveway)?
  2. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 916

    With that model iam not sure what it is but 6.8gpm that seems about right. You can run a small tiller iam sure i know you cant run a harley rake for grading the lowest is 8gpm requirements. My bobcat and most everyone i have tried was a little tippy. To be honest with you "******" it will all matter based upon what the ground conditions are to dry wont work to wet it wont work but moist will scrape with the bucket fine. I have used a 110hp or something 2 speed mustang and the darn thing would not scrape the ground because it was dry and hard as a rock. Hope that helps but it would be an awesome machine for around the house. Also keep your eyes out for a larger one as it will do just a tad more. Iam mad that i bought a small loader even though i bought it and make a profit off it. The dealer i was working with for a new one offered me twice what i paid for it.

  3. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,454

    Ok. Thank you again LawnsRus. That addressed my main concerns. I think this is the right unit for me. :drinkup:
  4. CowboysLawnCareDelaware

    CowboysLawnCareDelaware LawnSite Senior Member
    from DE
    Messages: 549

    I know this is a 7 year old post, but it was very informative and I am about to purchase a 453 myself and every question I had was answered.

    Thanks :drinkup:


    (I wish other people would use the search bar, their have been 5 or 6 threads in the past week about what size walk behind is right for them.)
  5. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 916

    Old but good thread I have much more knowledge since this post bought 789 maybe 10 loaders since ask away. And hope everyone's machines are ready for winter.

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