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speed increase on Bobcat V417 telehandler

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by dylan, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. dylan

    dylan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 83

    Does anyone have any experience making the Bobcat V417 Telehandler go faster?

    It currently travels at 17 mph. A bit faster would be great in a snow storm for getting from site to site.

    I'm open to suggestions.
     
  2. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Slightly taller tires would be the easiest way to do it....I would think you could find an all terrain truck tire that fits the stock rims.?.?...probably get alot better traction with all terrains also.
     
  3. dylan

    dylan PlowSite.com Veteran
    Messages: 83

    Yes that was my first thought too, thanks. I installed truck tires on my toolcat and it worked well.

    There is no room on the V417 in the wheel wells for a larger tire. With the 4 wheel steer it would rub.
     
  4. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Offsetting the rims with spacers may remedy that? Not sure if that would cause a problem though?