Bobcat sold

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Tigerotor77W, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
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  2. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
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    OK is this a good or bad thing?:hammerhead:
  4. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    It means that your going to start seeing orange Doosan-Daewoo skidsteers.
  5. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I think they went to not as good of a company and so much for made in America.
  6. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
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    I think this is really going to hurt Bobcat. What does everyone else think?
  7. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    They will probally still build under the Bobcat name and still build in America.

    They will eventually assimilate Bobcat and the Doosan line into one.
    As much as they paid for "Bobcat" there will be no way they will get rid of them and there assets immediatly.

    I think so as well but I think they will keep the Bobcat name .
  8. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Can you believe that!

    I doubt you will see Bobcat turn orange.

    After spending that kind of money I would not look for Doosan to make a lot of changes. They are not likely to mess with the reciepe anytime soon. They need to make their money back and alienating customers is not going to do that. The fact that Bobcat is now foreign owned is enough right now I am sure. I need to make some calls and see what the word in ND is.
  9. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I guess that means they will be orange with white wheels!:)

    I wish they hadn't gone overseas. Hopefully it won't cost jobs in America. I'm sure they're the main employer for that area of N.D.
  10. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Bobcat is the main employer in the Gwinner area and the only one that pays a good wage. Bobcat employs a lot people. I sure hope they don't disappear. I sent some emails out hopefully I will get some inside scoop on the deal shortly.

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