Review By : kunzholz on May 27 2008 12:00AM
Price Paid : $0.00
Years of Use : 180-Days
Implements : Bradco 408 Backhoe, Challenger ML30B Frontendloader
Purchased From : Milton Cat Rochester NY
Strengths Very good, handy and strong Tractor has the Bradco 408 Backhoe with the Chassis attachment, the ML30B Frontendloader. A very strong and Handy Machine!! I can recommend it to everyone!!
The Poershuttle Tranny is great and easy to shift!!
Weaknesses To shift from Fast to Medium Range the Gear lever has to go over the very slow range, it works the best with all other gears in neutral!!
Overall We own a 15 acre Ranch an need the Challenger 265B to perform all our Property maintenance. We trench culvert Pipes and Water and Electric lines, move Rocks, Spread Topsoil, use it for Forest work, maintaining the Driveway, ploughing snow, bushhuging,
Very easy on Diesel fuel.
Since we have a John Deere 997 Zero Turn Diesel Mower with a 72 inch side disc. Deck, we dont use it much for mowing.
The 4x4 works great!! But should be turned off when not needed to prevent Damage to the Tranny and Front axle!
The front bucket is a heavy duty 66 inch Skid steer Bucket wit a Quick attachment system as Bobcat and Cats are using it.
Therefore a pallet fork and a teeth bucket are real easy to use on the 265B.
The engine is an Iseki 1498cc indirect Diesel and needs to be preheated after a while not running! It’s a real diesel with a healthy Diesel Sound!
The power is awesome for the size of the tractor and engine!!!
We are very happy with the Unit and would recommend it to everyone thinking of buying a compact tractor.
Parts : 10 Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 10 Financing : 10
Reliability : 10 Overall : 10