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Let's talk skidsteer mini excavators etc.

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Nice machines! Really like that Bobcat!

Mini hoe, trencher and skid steer

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 I took the first one of the s770 this afternoon we might get some snow tonight so I was getting it ready the 328d in the next pic is what the bobcat replaced and the 328 in the last pic was traded in on the 328d. I really like Deere but the service is not what it use to be. We run tire machines because 90% of there lives are lived on black top

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2 minutes ago, 88power said:

 I took the first one of the s770 this afternoon we might get some snow tonight so I was getting it ready the 328d in the next pic is what the bobcat replaced and the 328 in the last pic was traded in on the 328d. I really like Deere but the service is not what it use to be. We run tire machines because 90% of there lives are lived on black top

Where you at? Was just thinking a blskidsteer blade would be handy!

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17 minutes ago, Rescue11 said:

Nice machines! Really like that Bobcat!

Mini hoe, trencher and skid steer

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I've only ran a few minis they all have been bobcats I really like them they beat a backhoe for most the stuff I do. I ran a small trencher a few years ago just enough to know not to let the bossman rent equipment because we needed one the size of yours

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1 minute ago, Rescue11 said:

Where you at? Was just thinking a blskidsteer blade would be handy!

Lexington Kentucky. They are handy that one is a Deere brand you can put a couple bolts in it and it will lock the trip but we also have a HLA that's built even heavier

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Kubota 121x. I don't own it. Neighbor's,but he's wanting to retire sooooo. Absolutely fantastic machine.

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2 minutes ago, exSW said:

Kubota 121x. I don't own it. Neighbor's,but he's wanting to retire sooooo. Absolutely fantastic machine.

Kubota is starting to make a name for it's self in minis and skidsteers. Everyone I've talked to that has them likes them

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We’ve been looking st new skis steers again. Looking st a kubota ssv75 or a bobcat sv650. Possibly a bigger bobcat if we look at used. The Kubota sure is tempting. They only offer iso controls though which I’m not a real fan of as I’ve learned h pattern on our case and in just seems more natural and similar to the excavator. 

This is our 90xt. Been a excellent machine but it would be nice to have a newer one with a better cab.  We bought it basically new  guy we bought it from said you will never believe how much you will use it. He was right we use it every day  1628729C-14F9-4817-87E4-0BEACC966496.thumb.jpeg.2af219ee53866ec1a97092064fc69c66.jpeg

Never run a mini hoe but I enjoy running this one when I have work for it.  

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4 minutes ago, poor farmer/logger said:

We’ve been looking st new skis steers again. Looking st a kubota ssv75 or a bobcat sv650. Possibly a bigger bobcat if we look at used. The Kubota sure is tempting. They only offer iso controls though which I’m not a real fan of as I’ve learned h pattern on our case and in just seems more natural and similar to the excavator. 

This is our 90xt. Been a excellent machine but it would be nice to have a newer one with a better cab.  We bought it basically new  guy we bought it from said you will never believe how much you will use it. He was right we use it every day  1628729C-14F9-4817-87E4-0BEACC966496.thumb.jpeg.2af219ee53866ec1a97092064fc69c66.jpeg

Never run a mini hoe but I enjoy running this one when I have work for it.  

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Once I got use to iso I'd never go back I had to sit on my hand to break myself of the old style controls but on the Deere and bobcat both you can switch to h pattern but it's electric not linkage 

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I’d be thrilled to find a 90XT or a 450 in my shed some morning, so long as my good old 1835Bs aren’t missing.  In ’07 I spent some quality time in 3 different minis doing dirt work for a new milking parlor.  Bobcat, Cat and Takeuchi.  I liked the Takeuchi the best.  

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25 minutes ago, 88power said:

Once I got use to iso I'd never go back I had to sit on my hand to break myself of the old style controls but on the Deere and bobcat both you can switch to h pattern but it's electric not linkage 

That was one of the things I liked about the bobcat was the ability to switch. On the same hand I really like the pilot controls of the Kubota.  We haven’t looked st the Deere’s to much yet. Big dealer here but they never seem interested in talking to the little guy.  Used to deal with them lots but not much lately.  We have a Kubota dealer 40 miles away. The Bobcat is 125 miles away. Case we can get parts 35 miles away. The newer cnh machines I can get parts 12 miles away. I’m not sure they are the way to go though.  I’ve heard reviews go both ways with the newer ones. 

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49 minutes ago, Gearclash said:

I’d be thrilled to find a 90XT or a 450 in my shed some morning, so long as my good old 1835Bs aren’t missing.  In ’07 I spent some quality time in 3 different minis doing dirt work for a new milking parlor.  Bobcat, Cat and Takeuchi.  I liked the Takeuchi the best.  

Takeuchi is taking over here everyone that runs and or owns them says there the best I haven't gotten a chance to use one yet

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30 minutes ago, poor farmer/logger said:

That was one of the things I liked about the bobcat was the ability to switch. On the same hand I really like the pilot controls of the Kubota.  We haven’t looked st the Deere’s to much yet. Big dealer here but they never seem interested in talking to the little guy.  Used to deal with them lots but not much lately.  We have a Kubota dealer 40 miles away. The Bobcat is 125 miles away. Case we can get parts 35 miles away. The newer cnh machines I can get parts 12 miles away. I’m not sure they are the way to go though.  I’ve heard reviews go both ways with the newer ones. 

Most people don't understand that you have to consider parts and service in on buying equipment. Someone asked me about a jcb and there new extendable boom skidsteer I said that would be something to look at but the only dealer is on the other side of the state it be closer to go outta state

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I got a Mustang MTL325, same as a Takeuchi TL250. That thing is an animal. I like the new Takeuchis and even the new Mustangs are pretty nice. But I think Cat will be my next machine. So smooth and quiet to run.

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This is my work skid steer. Bobcat T550

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The bobcat has switchable controls but I never run anything but iso. I can run any pattern like crazy, but iso is the winner in my books 

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JCB..............AKA "Junk the Commonwealth bought"(Commonwealth is the state of PA) or "Junk Conrail Bought"........

I sure wish I could drink the Kubota Koolaid...............It doesn't go down well with me.  

Cat and Case here, and with Case no longer having a local dealer present, I am not sure what to do when I upgrade my backhoe, which makes me sad.  Why is CNH such meat heads?  

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Concur with CNH being meatheads.  The “thing” that resulted from FIAT merging the Case and New Holland skidsteer lines was enough to send us over to the Cat camp.  My brother is on his second Cat 226D now.  Nice machines.

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On the skid steers the last awesome series of case had the Cummins in it. The XT 465 are ok but not as good. We had a SR250 that lasted 800 hours and burned to ashes on it's third month birthday. we disassembled a 75xt @  26,000 hours for parts when the engine siezed from the oil running out. We have a 75 ,85, 90, 465,  and1840 currently

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On the awesome series of Case. I have a chance to buy an 1845C. Private owner meticulous maintenance. IMHO maybe the best skidsteer ever made. But they are 20 years old now. How much longer will there be parts support?

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1 hour ago, exSW said:

On the awesome series of Case. I have a chance to buy an 1845C. Private owner meticulous maintenance. IMHO maybe the best skidsteer ever made. But they are 20 years old now. How much longer will there be parts support?

Not sure that I'd be worried about parts for those. The engines have support hydrostats you get a place for like Herrs machine to fix , etc. Simple and rugged

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9 hours ago, Gearclash said:

Concur with CNH being meatheads.  The “thing” that resulted from FIAT merging the Case and New Holland skidsteer lines was enough to send us over to the Cat camp.  My brother is on his second Cat 226D now.  Nice machines.

I had an 1835B Diesel for awhile, bought it for next to nothing, fixed everything on it, used it some and flipped it................Sure was good they have a two cylinder cult like following, made me money................BUT, I always thought we had it bad with Gehl's growing up because I heard about how "Epic" Case's were, well I learned one thing through that project, I am glad we had Gehl's and the old man was smarter than I gave him credit for at the time.

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Got a Gehl 4610. It’s older and nothing in comparison to the newer, high hp machines but it serves us well. Our real one never had the stripes on it but this is the true “mini” 😊

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On the miniX I had a 325 bobcat for 15 years. I have rented various Kubota ones since and I would buy a Kubota next if I was buying one

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My two Case 1835Bs. Both 1985s. Front on is a diesel with about 4600 hours. Bought it about 4 years ago on AuctionTime. The other is a gasoline burner with 13,500 hours. The engine has never had the head or oil pan off. My dad bought it new in 1987.  Traded a gas 706 for it. He never regretted that trade for a moment. 

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We ran Case for 40 years. I remember when we got a new 1835 around 1980 or so. We put 10,000 on it. Had a 35B then a 45C. The 45C had been abused. Went to Gehl after that one, a 5640, now an R190. Put 25 or so wheel bearing kits in the 45C. The 35s were pretty handy for their size. Best visibility and could still load the feed wagons.

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