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Bobcat S70 and alternatives

Discussion in 'Mini Skid Steers' started by oifla, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. oifla

    oifla Member

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    hello all

    i am looking for a compact machine very much like the Bobcat S70. what are some other small (compact) skid steers?

    to explain my needs a bit more, the 36" width is ok but I'm more interested in a shorter machine. i get into spaces between houses and the extra length and weight of the bigger machines make them impossible. I'm looking at the S70 but there aren't too many available in the used market, if there are other models from other manufacturers, i'd like to consider them as well.

    thanks everyone

    O.
     
  2. NepeanGC

    NepeanGC Well-Known Member

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    ASV RT-25 is the only one that I know that comes close to the S70. It's 48" wide though.

    You've got a lot more options if you're willing to go to a stand on mini track loader like a Bobcat MT-100, a Toro Dingo, or a Vermeer
     
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  3. Zewnten

    Zewnten Well-Known Member

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    For shorter I think you'll have to get a stand on machine. Ditch witch machine was way faster than Toro travel wise but much slower running a tiller or trencher.
     
  4. oifla

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    thanks - that's a nice looking machine but i'm primarily looking for something used
     
  5. oifla

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    what model Ditch Witch? i don't really need implements, it will be bucket work almost exclusively. thanks
     
  6. Zewnten

    Zewnten Well-Known Member

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    Not sure was few years ago but it was the non emissions model, 25hp