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Bobcat743773

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I've got another question for you guys, I've got a Bobcat 773G (S185) and have been wondering about putting Loegering VTS on it. Has anybody ever seen this machine with the VTS or have any kind of experience with it. I'm wondering at 56hp if that will be enough or will it rob quit a bit of power.
 

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I like the way the VTS system looks but reallly don't think it is fiesable to sink that kind of money for the kit and the time it is going totake to install l it or the cost of someone to install it for you , --------trade the machine in on something with tracks
 

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I like the way the VTS system looks but reallly don't think it is fiesable to sink that kind of money for the kit and the time it is going totake to install l it or the cost of someone to install it for you , --------trade the machine in on something with tracks
I think (but you better check) the sprockets on a vts are a smaller diameter then the tire so there is a extra reduction built in to keep the power up. But if this is the case your 7 mph grounds speed will be reduced to.
You also have the larger engine as many 773 g are only 46 hp instead of 56hp
Also at one time the vts was made for larger frame machines only, but there was rumur at that time of coming out with on for smalller loaders. It been awhile since I checked their site.
I have toyed with the idea of doing that to my 853. Its a good old loader but the wheel base is short. The vts would lengthen that. It has higher hp (at least for a bobcat brand) at 56 or 58.
But I would just leave the tracks on one machine. More with the idea if I want to sell or trade up I could keep the tracks
Just a few thought
Ken
 
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Bobcat743773

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I think (but you better check) the sprockets on a vts are a smaller diameter then the tire so there is a extra reduction built in to keep the power up. But if this is the case your 7 mph grounds speed will be reduced to.
You also have the larger engine as many 773 g are only 46 hp instead of 56hp
Also at one time the vts was made for larger frame machines only, but there was rumur at that time of coming out with on for smalller loaders. It been awhile since I checked their site.
I have toyed with the idea of doing that to my 853. Its a good old loader but the wheel base is short. The vts would lengthen that. It has higher hp (at least for a bobcat brand) at 56 or 58.
But I would just leave the tracks on one machine. More with the idea if I want to sell or trade up I could keep the tracks
Just a few thought
Ken
I like the idea of the VTS because I can trade off my machine and keep the VTS except if I changed different brands with different wheelbase I would have to buy new rubber tracks from what I understand, but still saving compared to a CTL. I'm still a little lerry of the CTL with all the final drive problems. Plus say I have a big concrete demo job, within a hour I can change back to tires to save U/C and tracks. I believe they make a 12, 15 and 18 track, 12" is what I would go with.
 

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I like the idea of the VTS because I can trade off my machine and keep the VTS except if I changed different brands with different wheelbase I would have to buy new rubber tracks from what I understand, but still saving compared to a CTL. I'm still a little lerry of the CTL with all the final drive problems. Plus say I have a big concrete demo job, within a hour I can change back to tires to save U/C and tracks. I believe they make a 12, 15 and 18 track, 12" is what I would go with.
I do believe they can acommodate some diffence in wheel base too before you need a different lenght track. Has to do with hoe the tensioner work. But your have to ask about the range.
Ken
 
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