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Anyone know anything about Bobcat 753 Loaders

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by MetroProperties, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. MetroProperties

    MetroProperties Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    I am looking into buying one. it has 2300 hrs and was wondering what people thought of them for snow. How many hours before a rebuild is needed on the motor and also how much do rebuilds cost?
     
  2. RLM

    RLM PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,270

    Can't atest to longivity I had one I bought new & used a couple years, only put a couple maybe 300 hrs on it. Traded it in on 2 bigger units, the 753 is fine if your staying within it's limits, meaning probably a 6' angle plow. It has a short wheel base & is light in weight so the plow effects it a lot. We used it with not so good results but we had a 8' plow on it and stock tires. For stacking/moving snow with a 74" snow bucket it worked great though, so like I said it depends on what your looking for.
     
  3. Drakeslayer

    Drakeslayer 2000 Club Member
    from Carver
    Messages: 2,784

    I have a 2001 773 with 5000 hours. Runs great. It plows with a 101" bucket in the winter. It is also used in the summer to load trucks with landscape materials.
     
  4. ANA Proscapes

    ANA Proscapes Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 109

    I have a 753. I've had it for 10 yrs and like it. It has around 3000 hrs with no issues. We use it at a small condo with a 9' power angle fisher blade. it's not a solid mount blade so all 4 tires stay on the ground at all times. There are some times that the plow is a little big but for the most part it does well. Only things we've done are a couple hydro hoses and a new exhaust system from the motor to the muffler. I need to send it in to fix the parking brake. But other than that stuff it's been a great machine. Oh ya, it's wicked slow as its only a single speed. Wish it had 2 speeds. If the price is right then I would buy it.
     
  5. MetroProperties

    MetroProperties Junior Member
    Messages: 26

    Thanks Guys