It must be Bobcat quality

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bobcat_ron, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,138

    I seriously can't believe how Bobcat quality control engineers can allow such poor quality steel and poor manufacturing techniques to be used in their attachments, let alone their skid steer loaders and excavators, this isn't the first dumping hopper I've seen with a twisted axle.
    Absolute CRAP design on the Bobcat Dumping Hopper, if you let the axle on the fully loaded hopper drop into a hole or cross a trench, any 65+ hp CTL skid steer will push and or pull the axle and twist it, then as the hopper is in the travel position, (most likely high enough to keep the belly from dragging) the weight is OVER the spindles, putting even more stress on the 1/4" thick welded steel.
    And you know damn well when you have a bent axle, your skid steer has to push even harder as the wheel(s) rub on the hopper and after a few hundred feet, you smell the rubber.
    This was just 2 days into the 5 days we had it on the job, we actually pulled the axle with the excavator just to keep the wheels from rubbing, the 277C would NOT turn it through a gentle curve when it was loaded.

    And how it was fixed:

    The 289C2 pushed it around like it wasn't even there.

    Makes me happy I'm not in a Bobcat anymore. :cool2:
  2. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Messages: 1,892

    You fixed it by painting it?

  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,138

    And lots of swearing too!
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  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    Ill take care of it, where do i pick it up?
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  5. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,792

    it's that new high strength CAT paint. :weightlifter:
  6. Nelson M Martin

    Nelson M Martin LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 211

    Aaaaaah haaaaaa, finally Ron is waking up to the real world elements
    the following is a teaser for the Bobcat haters :weightlifter:
    289C2 machines are getting close to the M series Bobcats as far as drive ability is concerned
  7. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,138

    Well Cat is already using Kubota engines, so what the hell.
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