Bobcat 650 vs Cat 262

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by tkettel, Nov 10, 2019.

  1. tkettel

    tkettel Junior Member
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    Bobcat 650 versus Cat 262? Will be used mostly for plowing and deliveries. Upgrading from a Cat 232 which I like but just can’t lift enough.
     
  2. snowgraves

    snowgraves Junior Member
    from MN
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    Cat pros. comfort, fuel consumption

    Bobcat pros. Pushing power.
     
  3. number1fan

    number1fan Junior Member
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    They are both nice machines as I have run both. I think the new Bobcat interior is pretty close to the Cat now.
    We have a great Bobcat dealer nearby so if i was in your shoes I think that would make the decision for me. Just my 2 cents. Good luck
     
  4. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    You're making deliveries with a skidsteer?
     
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  5. DeVries

    DeVries 2000 Club Member
    from Ontario
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    Yes delivering soil, gravel etc from the pile to the work area.
     
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  6. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    I was thinking Amazon or GrubHub...
     
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  7. rodbuilder1947

    rodbuilder1947 Junior Member
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  8. rodbuilder1947

    rodbuilder1947 Junior Member
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    Bobcats are junk. Too much "safety" crap and too hard to work on.

    Plus, did you evef notice how many of them you see for sale that havd been on fire? Reason? Rubber fuel lines!!!

    Personally id say stay from Cats too. Thr lift/hp ratio sucks.

    My chouce is New holland for a wheel loader, or TEREX/ASV for a track machine.

    MUCH better ride and killer hp/lift ratios.
     
  9. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Terex?
     
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  10. rodbuilder1947

    rodbuilder1947 Junior Member
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    Terex bought out ASV.
     
  11. 512high

    512high Senior Member
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    I thought Terex went out of business a few years ago? No longer making backhoes/wheel loaders?
     
  12. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    I've seen resale prices on some Terex loaders...that tells me all I need to know.
     
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  13. m_ice

    m_ice 2000 Club Member
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    But the old Terex loaders were "green", must not be your shade of green
     
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  14. rodbuilder1947

    rodbuilder1947 Junior Member
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  15. JB 812

    JB 812 Junior Member
    from Chicago
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    Are you set on getting a bobcat or cat?
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
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    Interesting that you left out Kubota skids.

    And if you look at any of the more well known\reliable heavy equipment manufacturers--Deere, Cat, Komatsu--all their parts are expensive. And all their resale values are higher. There's a reason for that.
     
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  17. plow4beer

    plow4beer Banned
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    Both great machines/brands. Performance wise, they aren’t going to be much different, one might be a little better at one thing while the other is slightly better at another. We are in the heart of Cat country, but their service to the local smaller business leaves a lot to be desired. So I would choose which ever is going to give you the best price and/or service.

    My cousin has a new (1 yr old) Cat machine that’s comparable to our S590. I ran it about 2weeks ago on his property. Some things I like better about the Cat, others I didn’t. Couple differences I noticed right away, was that the cabs are comparable in comfort/quality, but Cat cab was quieter & the bobcat cab had more room. Controls on bobcat feel better to me, but that could be what I’m used to.
     
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