Review By : Zonhonker on Mar 28 2010 12:00AM
Price Paid : $60,000.00
Years of Use : 3+ Years
Implements : backhoe, bucket, forks
Purchased From :
Strengths Great power in a small skidsteer. Good visibility to the edge of the buckets and forks. We use this machine for so many jobs around the farm that we never even thought of when we bought it. The tracks don't tear up the ground as badly as a wheel loader and travelling over rough terrain is alot smoother too. It is a good digging machine even in hard clay soil.
Weaknesses LOUD engine and the exhaust pipe is right behind your head. The lift arms are a bit high and side visibility is not as good as most other skid loaders because of that. They should have equipped this thing with lots of mirrors. You have to be very aware of your surroundings or you will hit someone or something. When it forst came out they recalled it for bad electronics and had to replace the whole console. It was out of service for almost 6 weeks.
Overall My wife hates machinery but she actually uses the word "love" to describe how she feels about this skid loader. Its a must-have around this place. Price paid includes all attachments.
Parts : Performance : 10
Ease of Use : 9 Financing : 9
Reliability : 9 Overall : 10