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Bobcat with 6 wheels ?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by CleanCutL&S, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. CleanCutL&S

    CleanCutL&S Senior Member
    Messages: 146

    Anyone ever seen one in person? Look like they were mainly used in forestry applications.

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  2. NThill93

    NThill93 Member
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  3. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
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  4. 90plow

    90plow Senior Member
    Messages: 737

    How could adding more resistance "make the machine skid less and is more fuel efficient"?
     
  5. DavCut

    DavCut Member
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  6. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,486

    Wow, that thing is fast and really stable. I didn't think it could hold that hillside like that! The loader arms look just like the new M-series Bobcats. And the whole engine slides out...perfect! There has to be a pristine one somewhere in a museum or private collection, yes?

    Looks like a "Praying Mantis" when the lift arms go up.
     
  7. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
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  8. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
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    Pretty cool, they mentioned my home town of Fergus Falls at the 9:27 mark, little bit of history in this video that I just learned about! Thanks!
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Holy crap, was thing ahead of its time. 2 speed transmission, vertical lift path, stable as all get out. It reminds me of a tracked machine.

    Surprised there wasn't enough of a demand that they kept making it, bet they would sell the heck out of them now.
     
  10. jbutch83

    jbutch83 Senior Member
    Messages: 227

    Do the extra tires make it float better?
     
  11. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    You're such a jerk.



























































    But I did laugh.
     
  12. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    I can't believe I've never seen one before, they're awesome!

    I can't imagine how big of a fountain one could set with the right tires on this machine...................Thumbs Up
     
  13. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
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  14. hardwoodcd

    hardwoodcd Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    the stability on the side hill is incredible!!!!!
     
  15. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    he hehe he
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Almost forgot, go stick your head in a cheese wheel.
     
  17. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
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    That thing is sweet!
     
  18. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,468

    How does adding more wheels make it more stable on a side-hill?
    You ether make it wider or you have a counterweight on the up hill side.

    More tires will lighten the ground psi per tire, so it will "float" better
    eh admiral.
     
  19. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,853

    Go stick your head in an ice fishing hole in Superior.

    Or go scoop some frozen dog crap.
     
  20. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,468

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