Review By : Benjy on Sep 7 2004 12:00AM
Price Paid : $41,000.00
Years of Use : Test Drive
Implements : Various bucket configurations
Purchased From :
Strengths Zero tailswing machine, no spotter needed with machine in tight areas. Cab was roomy.
Weaknesses Machine was loud and had to be run full open to take advantage of 5MPH "FAST TRACK". I didn't feel it was as smooth as another zero tail swing machine I tried. (That machine was Orange in color, by the way!) and the Bobcat was 40 HP VS. Oranges 28 HP which I felt (orange) was also more powerful. Horse power doesn't matter,the pumps in the machine matter. (Remember this) I'm Sorry, but I'm truthful!!!! I went into this with an open mind looking to get the best for my money. I went orange. (200 Hrs on her and I love it)
Overall Not a bad machine, although I feel all the hype on it is over rated. I suggest people look hard at all the machines when spending $40,000 and don't fall for a product because manufacturers who advertise and market to the extreme and say their's is the best. They said that orange could hold a candle to theirs. Boy were they wrong. (In my eye anyways) Good luck!!! and check them all out.
Parts : Performance : 7
Ease of Use : 7 Financing : 7
Reliability : Overall : 7