Skidsteer recommendations?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by dmk395, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    I may purchase one.....the jobs I usually rent them for are loam and grading, also something to move mulch around....nothing too serious...recommendations of machine..price new?
  2. Lawn Tek

    Lawn Tek LawnSite Senior Member
    from u s a
    Messages: 457

    Caterpillar , track mounted !
  3. Pelican

    Pelican LawnSite Member
    Messages: 164

    Try a search, there's a lengthy discussion in the archives listing different opinions. I'm a Cat man, myself.
  4. SLC1234

    SLC1234 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 42

    Go with the Cat, easy operation, and soild construction. Just My two cents
  5. dmk395

    dmk395 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Ma
    Messages: 1,006

    What does the cat cost?
  6. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    try getting a machine that has good dealer support and that is close by for repairs and such.Cat seams like a good machine I like the deer or new holland myself easy to do your own reapirs and maintaince pluse the stability of it on unevan ground.
  7. worthbrown

    worthbrown LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    I wanted A/C in a 55-60 hp range, and I liked the Bobcat S185 the best. About 23K new with air, which is worth every penny.
  8. NNJLandman

    NNJLandman LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,306

    Mustang Manufacturing makes a great skidsteer in my opinion. We run a Mustang 2105
  9. Arnold

    Arnold LawnSite Member
    from Wyoming
    Messages: 194

    I like them all. I have used Case, Bobcat, Cat, and John Deere The only thing I have to say is get them with weights and/or fluid in the tires. It make them easier to operate.

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