Review By : Anonymous on Apr 13 2009 12:00AM
Price Paid : $0.00
Years of Use : 30-Days
Purchased From : Berchtold Equipment Santa Maria Ca.
Strengths Great tractor, love the 3 range hydrostat trans, Could not believe the blowout deal on this. $10,575 with a free FEL + $600 for a box scraper. $11,454.43 OTD tax and all! Very smooth controls. Large tires, axles and frame for a compact, 60in FEL bucket is easy to fill and holds alot of material, Very stable feel with loaded bucket and buids confidence on sidehills, Plenty of room for 6 foot 2 inch 220 lb operator. Very nice standard 3 pt hitch. Very high lifting abilities for its horsepower. Lots of standard features that are hard to find on $20,000 tractors from the competitors.
Weaknesses very small tool box, Great Headlights...but almost worthless with loader mounted, Mid PTO not standard. Cruise control is hard to reach. All very minor stuff but things I notice
Overall I am very happy with my Bobcat CT225. I have been using a JD770 and this Tractor can work circles around that Deere. I only have 10 hrs on it so far and I will update this Review if anything changes my opinion. This is a pretty heavy tractor by comparison (wieght is good in this case) but it makes the high range of the 3 speed Hydro trans a level road only gear, this is the only time when more horsepower is needed. Nice craftmanship overall, nice job on wiring and hydraulics. Great machine Great Deal.
Parts : Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 9 Financing :
Reliability : Overall : 10