Review By : Givemeanother1 on Sep 17 2010 12:00AM
Price Paid : $22,000.00
Years of Use : 2-Years
Implements : 4 in 1 bucket, 66inch bucket, upgraded pallet forks, 607 backhoe
Purchased From : Williams tractor, Fayettville, AR.
Strengths 2700+ hours still fires up fast! Great lifting power, pushing traction, and fine grading.
Maintance is easy. Very little down time, and I am very hard on it. I go go go and I don't baby it. I'm in the concrete buss. and I have used it to dig footings, dig down in hard hard ground, moved ton after ton of fill, dirt, rock, concrete, crap, etc. Pushed, pulled big trees down then carried them to where i wanted them, cleared raw timber land, broke up concrete, asphalt, dug a pond, cleaned out a pond, spread topsoil in yards where sod layers did very little raking, made a dam in a creek, cleaned up lakefront, gone up hills foward to steep for trucks to go down without sliding. I'm sure theres more if I think longer.
Weaknesses I have replaced both front idle wheels, and am fixing to buy my second set of tracks,(but look at all I do with it) and just got in the mail a small part that I can put on in about 30 min. myself.The old part is causing the right side to go much slower with little power.It is part of the steering controls. A/C, heater blower stoped working after about six months of owning it. Small hydro. leaks.
Overall Had a 753 before this one and there's no comparing. I will never own another tired skid steer unless its a backup. The T190 is the perfect size for almost every task. every type of implement will fit on this machine. heavy enough to do the job, light enough to haul on a 10,000# trailer. FYI not every dealer has a helpful service dept. I'm on my third dealership and they KNOW what they are doing, extra hour drive but well worth it! last dealer tried to convinced me that the rear idle wheel they sold me was the front idle wheel that i needed. I had to show them the old front idle wheel and point out they weren't the same size or even looked the same, THEN they believed me. JERKS!!! Thank God for Ebay and next day shipping.
Parts : 8 Performance : 9
Ease of Use : 9 Financing : 9
Reliability : 10 Overall : 9