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Mini Skid Owners - Can I get some new opinions?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by whiffyspark, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,506

    I'm SERIOUSLY considering purchasing a boxer. I don't care much for the toro steering wheel control thing. I know vermeer is supposed to be the best on the market, but they are very hard to find in my area. I haven't came across one used nor a ditch witch either

    I have a JD4400 Tractor with attachments i'm going to trade for one. I'm selling off my larger truck and would like to stick with my half ton for a while.

    Attachments I could use would be a tiller, soil conditioner, Vib Plow, Auger, And possibly a trencher.

    Loading truck isn't a concern, and I will be purchasing full size machines next year. Or possibly this year.

    So guys, Let me know your experiences, what you like, what you don't like, and any helpful tips!

    Thanks! :drinkup:
  2. southern79

    southern79 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 91

    I have an SK650. It is a beast!
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  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,506

    Even though I have tremendous support for bobcat, they don't have a platform. And the sulky thing just looks like trouble.
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  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. greenmonster304

    greenmonster304 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,679

    I have the bobcat MT55 I really like it. I know a lot of people don't like it but the the things I think are good are the fact that I can put full size skid attachments on it which in my area are more available. in fact the only rental yard that rents mini stuff has bobcat equipment. Also if you get the aftermarket platform it is much better than the stock one. I demoed the boxer and i didn't like the controls and the fact that the fuel tanks stick off the side asking to get caught on something
  6. ArTurf

    ArTurf LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Ark
    Messages: 4,391

    Do you have or rented a vibratory plow fot the MT55?
  7. SDLandscapes VT

    SDLandscapes VT LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 581

    Ditch witch....the 650 was great and the 755 is the industry leader. I own the 650 and we have beat ours and it keeps coming back for more.
  8. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
    Messages: 1,318

    We have a Bobcat MT52 with the a bucket, trencher and a roto-tiller.
    The thing works great for small areas and fits through any standard gate.
  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,506

  10. treeguy27

    treeguy27 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    I have a Ramrod 900T. I got a great deal on it used. If I was buying new or slightly used it would be a Ditch Witch. They seem to be the best all around machine. The Bobcat's different attachment style would limit your attachment rental and used purchase options. Most that I see for sale are the Dingo style mounts.

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