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Bobcat A300 finally arrived yesterday

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by kcress31, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Our A300 finally came in. Didn't have a chance to run it yet because I am too busy playing with our 988. Here are a few pics.

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  2. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Looks nice!!! What is that tank for??
  3. 04chevy2500

    04chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 228

    looks great! can u spray calcium out of the tank? are you going to run those tires or switch them out for the winter?
  4. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,731

    I'll put $$$ on a liquid wieght kit....if its for spraying then that is an extremely versatile machine!
  5. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,433

    Nice rig.

    Let us know how the Kage works for you.
  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,468

    Water kit for controlling dust.
  7. justinizzi

    justinizzi Senior Member
    Messages: 141

    Nice i love those A 300 if you dont mined me asking how much did it cost we are planing on getting one in the spring.
  8. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,605

    Looks like working at the gold mine is paying hansomley:drinkup:
  9. syzer

    syzer Member
    Messages: 95

    Nice! What size blade is that?
  10. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Very Nice!!! I have heard those tires do pretty well... and I can imagine the all wheel steer improving the abilities of turning with a load over reg. SS mode. Good Luck with it.
  11. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Sweet machine!
  12. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    The machine alone was around $50k. And yes those are the water kit tanks on the side. The Kage is a 10 ft. I got the severe duty tires and studded them. I just got in from running the 988 for 13 hrs, moved 4000 tons of ore or about 400 buckets. Hopefully I'll have time to test her out soon.

    Thanks again for all the compliments guys.

    Here are a few more pics as well.

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  13. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    That should be an awesome set-up you have. :salute:

    I think you'll really appreciate those tires in all seasons, especially with the studs. Quite a bit of lug on the tires to stud without fear I would think.

    Good Luck!
  14. SnowMatt13

    SnowMatt13 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,527

    We run an A300 at work and love it.
    I was always a Case guy and it took awhile to get used to the controls.
    Plus I wasn't really a big fan of all-wheel steering, now I don't know what we'd do without it.:nod:
  15. sidthss

    sidthss Senior Member
    from GR MI
    Messages: 182

    Sweet, you gotta love the shiny new stuff, good luck with it.
  16. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks good, have fun with it this winter.
  17. DGODGR

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 639

    Congrats KCRESS. Those Bobcats look pretty good when new. Unfortunately they get grubby pretty fast (being white and all). Good luck with it. BTW I have had some experience with attachment hoses on that machine. The hoses for my Bobcat plow were routed similarly to the way you have them on your Kage plow. The hose gets stressed at the point where the fittings (or hose ends) are. As you can see they come out straight from the hydraulic couplers and then bend down once they can begin to flex. This puts a lot of strain on the hose at the fitting collar. It is further exacerbated with movement, vibration, impacts, and cold climates. I had them repaired twice (they always broke at inopportune times) before I decided that it was not the correct way to route the hoses. I suggest that you take the straight fittings off and replace them with 90 degree bends (at the tractor end obviously). This takes the stresses off of the hoses at the collar. Once the hoses are pointed downward they can be routed through the loop on the loader arm (actually looks like some sort of tie down loop or handle, as seen in your pictures, but is made for hose routing). Once through that loop it can be routed through the next loop (that they are routed through now-only route it from the inside towards the outside). I had to make new hoses with about three more inches in length, but yours may be long enough already. Do a "dry fit" (route them in the manner I described before you do any permanent modifications) so you can tell if you need longer hoses. Since I have set mine up this way they have not had any problems.
  18. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,229

    Looks Great!!!

    Nice Kage plow!

    We have alot of Wolf Plows here!
  19. kcress31

    kcress31 Senior Member
    Messages: 451

    Thanks for the heads up. There is nothing like feedback from someone with the same equipment as you.
  20. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    would love to hear an update on the kage plow.