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A300 Bob Cat

Discussion in 'Mini Skid Steers' started by emilbanks, May 28, 2009.

  1. emilbanks

    emilbanks Member

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    Well I did it and took the plunge sold mt Gehl Skid steer and purchased an A300 Bob Cat awesome machine.
    Flick the switch and go from skid steer drive to all wheel drive
    Hope the picture takes I never uploaded a picture before.

    Just wanted to say this is a great site no bull but lots of facts that is what I like about it
    Emil
     

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  2. AtlasRob

    AtlasRob Senior Member

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    Your now a fully qualified picture poster :thumbsup so no more excuses show us some more of your new toy.

    Its always a great feeling when you have made a good choice, really pleased for you.
     
  3. Dozer28

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    Looks really nice. What type of finish mower is that if you don't mind me asking?
     
  4. emilbanks

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    Hi
    It's a Bob Cat finishing mower 72 inch Model number 7144850

    It does a real nice cut on a lawn or along a trail it is beefy enough to cut thick brush and small saplings.
    I have a lot of hiking trails for the girl scouts works perfect keeping those trails down and open.
    emil
     
  5. 2000 7.3 6speed

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    nice looking machine:thumbsup
     
  6. powerjoke

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    I have always liked the A machines but have wondered about the durability.....but i did price a new one last week still waiting to hear trade in allowance, machine cost etc.

    BTW:......that beast is far from a mini skid though haha

    pj
     
  7. stumpjumper83

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    yeah keep us informed on how it holds up, definatly a need turning system.
     
  8. JAZZY5

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    Bobcat piston mount

    My Bobcat has a broken mount for the tilt piston. Does anyone make a repair / fix for this besides welding on a new mount?
     
  9. CRAFT

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    Powerjoke ... Don't worry about the durability of the new A-300's ....Mine is an '07 and now has 1500+ hrs on it .. it has seen just about everything already .... temps from +100 down to -45 ( heater works awsome and so does the AC ) ...from super dirty dusty or snowy dusty conditions .... with the extra counter weight I added I've put 5000# up in the air over the cab .... and probably one of the best things is virtually no tire wear on the fronts if you find the right lug you can still make out 12x16.5 ..... LOVE IT .... get one you won't regret it
     

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  10. emilbanks

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    Glad to hear there are a few more people out there with the A300s, I have mine now a few months from my first post, it's a beast and runs great, right now im doing lots of snow plowwing from the last storm.
    It takes a while to get used to the all wheel drive but I got it down pat now.
    very seldom do I put it in skid steer mode
    I had trouble at first backing it on a trailer in all steer always swithed to skid mode for that but if you set your speed control very slow backing up the trailer ramps is now doable for me.
    Your right on about the heat and air.
    For this winter i put a set of chains on the rear tires for traction pushing snow and that works very well.
    Take care
    Gents

    ETB
     
  11. excav8r

    excav8r Well-Known Member

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    we've got s185's and t190's but nothing all wheel steer. how does the steering work? is it still 2 joysticks?
     
  12. Bumpsteer

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    THe A300 is a pilot control machine. One lever for steering, one for boom/bucket.
    No way to have the AWS mode without electronics.


    Ed