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bobcat excavators

Discussion in 'Compact Excavators' started by shadow, May 12, 2011.

  1. Onedakine

    Onedakine Member

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    Love my 322. I have had it for 5 years now with zero trouble.
     
  2. usco

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    we have 2 334s and kobelco 35 45 55 .the bobcats are stronger and mantance thay are much more acessable
     
  3. Colorado Digger

    Colorado Digger Senior Member

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    watch out for the 442's. some guys love em i hated mine. there is a thread on them somewhere.
     
  4. yanmarman

    yanmarman Well-Known Member

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    buy a yanmar,very easy to get parts for an most brands have yanmar engines love mine VIO 30-1
     
  5. xrlentau6

    xrlentau6 Well-Known Member

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    Yanmar, Basic, small cab but carnt fault the performance. Company I used to work for had a 5t and 10t, when I finished there the 5t had just over 4000 hrs, and would be fiar to say wasnt always looked after and they had some problem with the boom and that was all. Little but loose but that what happens to any machine that not greased regularly.
     
  6. tbuell61horses

    tbuell61horses New Member

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    anybody know if there is a brake somewhere on the bobcat mini? i was just trying to familiarize myself w/the controls and now the right track wont move and the boom wont move left to right. Did i hit something
     
  7. xcmark

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    I know your a new member and you cant put a new post up untill you get a few post under your belt. I really cant be much help other then start by looking at where those valves get there hydrolic feed from , it could be that is off the last pump and the coupler has a problem or there is a pump issue. poss a valve issue. Best of luck !
     
  8. JBGASH

    JBGASH Senior Member

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    We have komatsu and have very little problems. Have3 to 4000 he's and stop good
     
  9. DGODGR

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    Try checking out the pattern changer, if equipped. If it is in between settings it can cause some of the issues you describe.