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New Bobcat all wheel steer

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by SCAPEASAURUSREX, Dec 6, 2001.

  1. mdb landscaping

    mdb landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,205


    SCAPEASAURUSREX LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 835

    Yeah Matt, thats the bad boy...

    In thinking about it and looking at the pics.. It's definatly still going to tear up turf and leave ruts , It weighs in at almost 8 K lbs... Maybe with wide turf floatation tires it will be better but ?? Who knows .. We shall see how it fairs in its first year of abuse...
  3. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Messages: 1,625

    After looking at the picts I would use a rubber tire wheel loader first! Seems lots of things could go wrong with it. A simple wheel loader steers in the middle plus has the advantage of the operator beening higher. There are a lot of wheel loaders now in that price range, with better lifting and close to the same weight.
  4. georgel

    georgel LawnSite Member
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  5. yorkpaddy

    yorkpaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

    yeah i think the new hollands are much better than the bobcats. My company used to have a bobcat, i think it was an 863, not sure, now we have an ls190, that 190 is a beast. fast, easy to see out of, great lifting ability (never tested it). The bobcat sounds like a lot f stuff to break, i'd wait a couple years till they get the problems sorted out
  6. yorkpaddy

    yorkpaddy LawnSite Member
    Messages: 137

  7. Rex Mann

    Rex Mann LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 621

    Just saw the new bobcat A220 with steering and their version of a Dingo. The skidloader is a good idea. It has a 22 foot diameter turning circle. I can see its advantages on exsting lawns, which is 95% of my work. But, you'd have to get the turf tires. Salesman said use of tracks would void all warranty(s). Like I said, it is a good idea however, I'd never buy a new radical model in its first year of production. Let them get the kinks out first.

    I also noticed you sit higher then other bobcat skidloaders. Not as high as an articulating loader but higher then a regular skidloader.

  8. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    Saw the A220 at the Mid Am show. Very cool machine. Built on the 873 frame. If you compare Bobcat to New Holland for height you'll notice Bobcat operator seating is higher. Not saying ots better or worse just definitely higher. Same size as the 873. Rep said Bobcat's going to a new numbering system. New A220 is going for a cool $35K without acc. around $40K for cab/air and the automated pleasure center I think:D
  9. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276

    Yup - I saw it there, too. About an 8" gap between the chassis and the wheel. Lots of room to get stuff stuck in there. Makes me worry...

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