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Bobcats Roller Suspension

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by yardworkslawncare, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. yardworkslawncare

    yardworkslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    For those of you who have not seen it yet. I took this at con expo.

  2. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,878

    looks cool tell me more about it
  3. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,151

    Looks cool? It looks like high school shop project. Notice all the travel in the leaf maybe an inch. Stone age simple and like I have posted before they said that it was a $1500 option, at least it is cheap too bad it looks like it. We'll see how effective it is.
  4. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,504

    Ksss,that was funny about the high school shop project.:) I don't think it has enough movement. Like ksss said maybe an inch. Don't feel bad mrsops. The early 200 Series Deere machine use to get hit on pretty hard on here. I'm glad they came out with the 200 Series II and 300 series machines.
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    I can see those springs bottoming out fairly easy while not providing enough suspension value for anything. Another Bobcat innovation that won't last.
  6. BIGBEN2004

    BIGBEN2004 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    I will laugh my A$$ off if it works great and everyone starts swearing by them. It doesn't look like it will help much and just more maintance but it might be the next great thing that all the other brands start following.
  7. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,645

    I would like to know how it would do in the feild.
  8. tbi

    tbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 491

    For crying out loud it's a skidsteer thet goes 5mph not a motocross bike doing triple jumps.:cool2:
  9. yardworkslawncare

    yardworkslawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 11

    What I did not get in the picture was the front Idler. They raised it up about an inch higher than the others. I know that the suspended undercarriages can "rock" forward with a load, but I think this will make it even worse. Over on HEF a guy has used/demo'd one and said it felt way different when lifting a load.
  10. tbi

    tbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 491

    Your saying it's tipped up?
    It will help with floation possibly but will give a funny feeling when lifting a heavy load.

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