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bobcat ?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by mike_09, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. mike_09

    mike_09 Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 74

    I might be getting a new bobcat don't know yet i just got a new truck to plow with and i was wondering how good these bobcats plow 150 and 185 don't know which one yet? What would these two bobcats cost?
  2. djd427

    djd427 Member
    from NEPA
    Messages: 98

    mike, got my 185 this past winter and paid around $23,500 for it with the enclosure (heat and air)
    I used it for plowing and it worked great. I have alot of driveways to do in a close radius and it was faster than with a truck. cut about an hour off a 4 hour route. the only problem is carrying the snowblower, shovel, ect,,, last winter I used the bucket so not a big problem, but this year have a plow on it.
    I wouldn't go smaller than the 185. I wish I went a little bigger. the 2 speeds are great,, but also cost much more.

    good luck
  3. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 627

    Are you looking to buy brand new or used? If used, look up Jim Reed at Jim's Equipment. He is just east of Piqua and a real straight shooter. I bought mine there several years ago and still run it nearly every day. As far as size I would say it depends on the application. I have a 773 which suits me fine, but don't remember which model that converts to on the new numbers they now have. 773 is pretty versatile. I think it might be comparable to the 175 or 185. Don't quote me on it though.
  4. bobcat s-160

    bobcat s-160 Senior Member
    from MI
    Messages: 164

    i would go with the bobcat s-160 more horsepower than the 150 and the same as the 185