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rchowie

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I own what Bobcat considers it's best landscaping machine the 300A (all wheel steer). I would advise everyone that would consider that machine to run in the opposite direction. At 150 hours on this new machine it has had over $11,000 in repairs. All repair costs have been picked up by warranty, but the weeks the dealer has had it for repair hasn't helped my business. This machine can't run for much more than a day without some sort of breakdown. The air conditioning has been worked on 4 times, the steering is a disaster, the front wheels have drug on the lift arms or one wheel will go at a different angle than the rest or they will all turn at opposing angles. The joysticks have been replaced, steering sensors have been replaced, the motor carriers have been replaced and it still is a joke and is currently broke down again with steering issues. I have had major oil leaks, inspection plates fall off, and bolts vibrate off. I can't talk to anyone but a secretary at BobCat and the request for calls from anyone at the factory don't get returned. The previous 2 new BobCats I have owned (825 and 863) were flawless but my $53,000 300A is apparently a lemon!
 

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I own what Bobcat considers it's best landscaping machine the 300A (all wheel steer). I would advise everyone that would consider that machine to run in the opposite direction. At 150 hours on this new machine it has had over $11,000 in repairs. All repair costs have been picked up by warranty, but the weeks the dealer has had it for repair hasn't helped my business. This machine can't run for much more than a day without some sort of breakdown. The air conditioning has been worked on 4 times, the steering is a disaster, the front wheels have drug on the lift arms or one wheel will go at a different angle than the rest or they will all turn at opposing angles. The joysticks have been replaced, steering sensors have been replaced, the motor carriers have been replaced and it still is a joke and is currently broke down again with steering issues. I have had major oil leaks, inspection plates fall off, and bolts vibrate off. I can't talk to anyone but a secretary at BobCat and the request for calls from anyone at the factory don't get returned. The previous 2 new BobCats I have owned (825 and 863) were flawless but my $53,000 300A is apparently a lemon!
Thats some real bad luck there.....
Have you tried contacting another dealer at all? you never know, you may even be able to talk to head office and they can put it up your dealer as to why they don't return your calls.
Over here, i simply tell reception who i wish to talk to and they transfer me without a problem. If its spare parts or service there is never an issue.
I really hope you get that machine sorted out! its a lot of money to have spent for such a dud machine....
 

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Thats some real bad luck there.....
Have you tried contacting another dealer at all? you never know, you may even be able to talk to head office and they can put it up your dealer as to why they don't return your calls.
Over here, i simply tell reception who i wish to talk to and they transfer me without a problem. If its spare parts or service there is never an issue.
I really hope you get that machine sorted out! its a lot of money to have spent for such a dud machine....
Switch to CAT, and go to Lawnsite and look for my service records from my T190, you're not alone..............................
 
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