Review By : Septic Digger on Oct 3 2009 12:00AM
Price Paid : $0.00
Years of Use : 180-Days
Implements : 66 inch low profile construction bucket, 74 inch straight edged buckt, 66 inch snow thrower
Purchased From :
Strengths Large Cab, easy to maintain with the transverse mounted engine; the only SS that will allow you to lift the cab without the boom raised; easy to run; cheap to operate; good dealer support; very large 24 gallon fuel tank - spend your time operating rather than refuelling.
Weaknesses The ACS control system is not as good as some of the other control systems (Deere has excellent hand controls). We would have purchase the pilot controls but the option was $2,400.
Overall A very capable machine; 0% financing was appreciated. We looked at 5 manufacturers and had it down to the Deer 317 and 320 (long time Deere tractor owners) and the S185 Bobcat, but settled on the Bobcat - mainly for the superior engineering that makes maintenance easy and the larger more comfortable cab.
Parts : 8 Performance : 8
Ease of Use : 8 Financing : 10
Reliability : 10 Overall : 8