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River Hill

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Does anyone have any experience with the A300? If so what are your thoughts? Is it as turf friendly as they say? Even anyone has any links or places where I can get feedback that would be helpful as the only information I have been able to find is sales brochures.
 

500K_773

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I've heard that it's turf-friendly enough... you could always check out the WorkSaver magazine; you could also check with a local dealer to see if anyone's had luck with 'em. Out of curiosity, if there are people who have A220 or A300s here, how're they holding up?
 

BobcatMel

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I've heard that it's turf-friendly enough... you could always check out the WorkSaver magazine; you could also check with a local dealer to see if anyone's had luck with 'em. Out of curiosity, if there are people who have A220 or A300s here, how're they holding up?
I sold one of the A300 Models to one of by best freinds and customer. He does large landscape jobs at state parks in very sensitive areas such as Lake Tahoe. He loves it. He runs the large turf tires and sees two advantages. One is increased stability on side slopes and the ability to drive all about newly renovated areas.
 

500K_773

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River Hill,
I was able to try a A220 last summer in the dealers lot. The all-wheel steer function allowed me to turn in a circle on loose gravel with hardly disturbing it, especially compared to my skidsteer. I did not get to try it on turf. The model I tried had standard skidsteer tires on it, not turf tires. It was a little awkward getting used to the control in all-whell steer mode. The controls are like the new selectable joystick function Bobcat is offering in some skidsteers. Control the movement of the machine with the left joystick and the bucket functions with the right joystick. When in skidsteer mode, joystick work as a normal skidsteer.
What are your needs? Do you need a machine that lifts 3000# or could a smaller all-wheel steer machine work? If you could get by with a smaller machine and don't specifically need a skidsteer, you may want to look at the ToolCat. It is about 4000# lighter than an A-300 and also has all-wheel steering. The lighter machine would definately do less damage to the turf. It has a 1500# lifting capacity, can use many loader attachments, has a hydraulic dump box, and could pull a trailer. If I had a lot of park maintenance or small farm, I would definately look at one of these. With a top speed of 18 MPH, you may not even have to trailer it if your locations are close.
 

500K_773

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River Hill,
I was able to try a A220 last summer in the dealers lot. The all-wheel steer function allowed me to turn in a circle on loose gravel with hardly disturbing it, especially compared to my skidsteer. I did not get to try it on turf. The model I tried had standard skidsteer tires on it, not turf tires. It was a little awkward getting used to the control in all-whell steer mode. The controls are like the new selectable joystick function Bobcat is offering in some skidsteers. Control the movement of the machine with the left joystick and the bucket functions with the right joystick. When in skidsteer mode, joystick work as a normal skidsteer.
What are your needs? Do you need a machine that lifts 3000# or could a smaller all-wheel steer machine work? If you could get by with a smaller machine and don't specifically need a skidsteer, you may want to look at the ToolCat. It is about 4000# lighter than an A-300 and also has all-wheel steering. The lighter machine would definately do less damage to the turf. It has a 1500# lifting capacity, can use many loader attachments, has a hydraulic dump box, and could pull a trailer. If I had a lot of park maintenance or small farm, I would definately look at one of these. With a top speed of 18 MPH, you may not even have to trailer it if your locations are close.
River Hill,
Did you buy an A300? Did you happen to give the ToolCat a look see? If you did buy a machine, Bobcat or another brand, I'd like to hear how you like the machine and how it fits your application.
 

Tigerotor77W

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River Hill,
Did you buy an A300? Did you happen to give the ToolCat a look see? If you did buy a machine, Bobcat or another brand, I'd like to hear how you like the machine and how it fits your application.
I would love to hear about it, too.
 

destro

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I,ve had one for six years now. I,m happy with it. I have the turf tires on it and you can bearly tell that I,ve been on a lawn. or gravel. I dolike having that lifting capacity. In winter I dont slide around as much.
 
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