New Volvo ctl is sweeeet!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by alexschultz1, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I got to demo one of the new volvo skid steers and Man this thing was nice! Of course I had the luxury model with the enclosed cab and a/c and heat with the radio cranked up. I really really like it though, great visibility, good traction, fat tracks, plenty of power to do what I need it to.

    Are there any known issues with Volvo? I'm nervous about the single arm design
  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Any pics?
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  3. ranger230man

    ranger230man LawnSite Member
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    It's a rebadged JCB, only the decals are unique to Volvo, it has a JCB engine, etc. I looked at one earlier in the year and liked the visibility, not sure how the single arm would hold up in heavy pushing/lifting. At one time JCB had a lifetime boom warranty, not sure if that's still in play.
  4. tailboardtech

    tailboardtech LawnSite Senior Member
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    Face palm... Look one thread down and you will get your answer I never liked the jcb's to begin with
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  5. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,792

    We don't know yet if it's an isolated set of issues with a particular machine or problem with whole line up. Not ready to condemn entire lineup over one machines (albeit inconvenient) problems.
  6. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    They offer an available lifetime warranty on the arm for additional money. I dont think the single arm is where you need to be worried. They have been doing this mono arm long enough that, I think they have that figured out.

    JCB has struggled building a machine that people want to buy. Their older machines were plagued with issues. They invested heavily in this new series. There is the one machine that Yellow Dog is referencing on here that is having issues and he is right, that does not condemn the whole lineup. However historically JCB has struggled in this market, partly due to building a shitty machine. So if you have a strong dealer that you know has your back if this machine turns into a turd, maybe I would entertain the JCB/Volvo. Just know that you will see twice the depreciation rate of an established machine. There is no doubt these machines are more safe than other skid steers. I can see some applications where that alone would sell the machine.
  7. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    It's your money spend like you want, but as I stated in the other thread Why would you buy it? It has no advantage other than the door. It would be like buying your new house because it had the prettiest door?
  8. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 236

    the side door is a pretty big plus when it comes to safety and convenience. no climbing over attachments and whatnot.
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,625

    I like the looks of those tracks
  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Yes and no. I could also be an inconvienice. Imagine if you where working next too a building or structure. Thats just one scenario and there are many more.

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