Review By : TripleJex on 4/27/2014
Price Paid : $12,900.00
Years of Use : 3+ Years
Implements : none
Purchased From : Eagle Power and Equipment DE
Strengths versatility in tight spaces, ease of use, maintenance and servicing the machine is pretty easy
Weaknesses metal used in the bucket is weak, bucket wears quickly, I have holes in my bucket already at 1500 hrs., tracks also wear easily, main hydraulic pump replaced at 1200 hrs. Only machine I ever bent a hydraulic cylinder on. Get a caterpillar. Parts are very expensive. Bought undercarriage parts through Cat dealer cheaper than Case. My tracks have cat stamped in them. I had to make the steel guides on top of the carriage because at the time I needed them, Case said there were only 2 in the world. Cat rebuilt my bent hydro cylinder for $1000. Case wanted $2500 for a new one. Looked like a $600 cylinder to me.
Overall OK machine but take it easy when running it. It's a cream puff. Great design and versatility but don't break down cause your going to pay. Not good quality materials built into the machine.
Parts : 1 Performance : 8
Ease of Use : 10 Financing :
Reliability : 5 Overall : 5