Review By : Wonka on Jun 7 2009 12:00AM
Price Paid : $0.00
Years of Use : 2-Years
Implements : Buckets, Hydraulic Thumb, Breaker, Auger, Trencher, Rotating Grapple, Trench Compactor, Angle Blade
Purchased From : Carleton Equipment /Bobcat of Saginae
Strengths My Father purchased this Excavator in 2003 for his Landscaping company. Then I came along and started working for him and using this Excavator. This is the best machine he owns right now. The Zero House Swing is a must have feature for the extra money. The Cab has Heating and A/C (which is a must) and is pretty roomy, a very good thing especially if your using it for hours on end. The Controls are very nice, if your just starting out on an Excavator (like I was) this machine does take a bit to get used to but its a very good machine to start off on. The Fast Track drive is nice but is a little slow for me. The Hydraulic X-Change attachment system is another must. All attachments work excellent especially the Rotating Grapple. It allows you to Rotate the Grapple if necessary to pick up odd shaped loads and grab vertically standing objects. Another great option is the Angle Blade which makes Trench filling a lot easier than it normally is.
Weaknesses To me: Fast Track Drive is better than normal speed but is still slow for my Taste.
To my Dad: Price
Overall This is an excellent Excavator. Now it has 2,189 hours on it and its had no major problems. We would definitely by a Bobcat 430ZHS Excavator or any other Bobcat excavator again.
Highly Recommended for anyone needing a Mini Excavator.
Parts : Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing :
Reliability : 10 Overall : 10