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New To Me Bobcat Skid

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by ColumbiaLand, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    Stole This bobcat off ebay,:D enclosed cab, runs good Have a few tweaks to work out, but it was a steal. It will be for loading salt and moving dirt/mulch. Maybe snow cleanup work too.
    It runs of propane like a forklift too.

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  2. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    i thought the visibility out the back of my dad's machine sucked, after seeing this one i realized it is awesome lol. how many hours does it have and what's the year?
     
  3. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    1993, not sure about the hours, I know they were low, I'm the third owner though. Trying to find a 60" bucket for this skid let me know if anyone has one
     
  4. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
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    What size pusher Could I run on a machine like this? Its about 40 hp
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Yeah, new bobcat, yeah yeah, propane......

    What's that old iron parked behind it?
     
  6. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    if u have a welder and some steel you could find a 7-6 plow on ebay or craigslist for cheap and fab it up for that machine, and the reason i say a plow is you'll run out of traction before you run out of power if that machine is like other smaller bobcats.

    and is that a chevy malibu in the background?
     
  7. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,172

    I think it might be a Monte Carlo?

    Either way, I would def. plan on different tires if you plan to use the skid outside in winter at all. Those look like solid tires, & with the propane tank, I would assume it was set-up for inside use.

    BTW, good find! :salute:
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    That's what I was thinking, but his sig is all Fords. Of course he might be using a friends car to pick up the trucks from the shop:jester:
     
  9. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    An employees daily driver except for winter 1977 Chevy Malibu classic.
     
  10. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    It was set up for inside use, that is why its in good shape, I drove it into some dirt yesterday and the tires did good. I'm trying to find another set of tires/wheels for it and I already found the original bucket to buy locally. The narrow bucket that came with it was custom set up for a boom for lifting steel beams for a fabrication shop
     
  11. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Looks like a nice machine. Does it have mirrors so you can see around that tank? Any way to relocate the tank?
     
  12. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    tank is staying as is, you can see around it with two mirrors inside the cab
     
  13. 2005_Sierra

    2005_Sierra Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    Damn i'm good, i knew it was a malibu just not the year lol
     
  14. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    yeah he has a bunch of old cars that he drives during the summer
     
  15. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    Looks pretty nice!
     
  16. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    thanks it should work well
     
  17. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,754

    Yeah sure will. What did you use last year to load your salt? Are you getting all set for winter?
     
  18. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    used the 955 john deere, getting ready for winter know
     
  19. Brad3403

    Brad3403 Senior Member
    from Alberta
    Messages: 392

    I'd say an 8 footer at the most. Looks like a good machine. Does it have a heater?
     
  20. ColumbiaLand

    ColumbiaLand Senior Member
    Messages: 790

    it didn't have heat I'm working on that though