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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by bobcat s-160, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. bobcat s-160

    bobcat s-160 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 164

    Hey how is everyone doing today? I heard that John Deere makes the best skid steer!!!!!! Because JD has good power, will lift the most out of any brand( which is ture), is the most stable, and is easier to work on so what are your thoughts about this?? We are talking about the 300 series not the 200 series which were junk wesport
     
  2. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    Personally when we looked at them and gave them a run, I didn't like the feel of it, or the visibility from the cab. but this was 3-4 years ago when we were shopping Lifting alot is one thing, How high it can lift that is something else to look at.
     
  3. bobcat s-160

    bobcat s-160 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 164

    JD really improved their skidders. I think they are pretty good now. Their lift height is just as much as the other brands. which brand do you have now?
     
  4. carcrz

    carcrz Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    I used one that I rented w/ a sweeper attachment on it. I hated how I had to keep my wrist in to keep the broom moving. You had to use the feet to make it go up & down instead of the hands doing this part. It was all backwards IMO and just made it much more work than my old Case.
     
  5. Bruce'sEx

    Bruce'sEx Senior Member
    Messages: 873

    You were going from hand controls to feet, plus different brand of machine, that would be twice as odd.
    I'm a hand or foot control (more foot control) so the controls were not bad, just sitting in there didn't feel right.