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    Elite Member Ken45101's Avatar
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    Default skid steers: Bobcat S220, Cat 262B?

    I'm considering buying a used skid steer. General around the farm work, clearing trails, etc.

    One problem I have is that I need hand controls. I have a back problem and no control of my left foot, so normal foot controls don't work well for me.

    I've looked at a Bobcat S220 (1200 hours). There is also a Cat 262B on Craigslist (2000 hours). Any thoughts or comparisons of these two?

    Other machines that I ought to consider?

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    Default Re: skid steers: Bobcat S220, Cat 262B?

    You might like the control better in the s220 depending on the year and software updates. the b series CAT's pilots are very sensitive.

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    Default Re: skid steers: Bobcat S220, Cat 262B?

    I would probably go with the Bobcat out of those two.

    I run a 236b with pilot control a couple a winters ago and it was the biggest peice of excrement I have every run as far as skidloaders go.
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    Default Re: skid steers: Bobcat S220, Cat 262B?

    Both are 2005.

    Thanks for the insight. Is the sensitivity something one can get used to?

    I also heard about a 2002 JD260 with hand controls that will be available although his price seems on the high side.

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    Default Re: skid steers: Bobcat S220, Cat 262B?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken45101 View Post
    Both are 2005.

    Thanks for the insight. Is the sensitivity something one can get used to?

    I also heard about a 2002 JD260 with hand controls that will be available although his price seems on the high side.
    I have a JD skidloader and think you can't beat them

    But I dont like there hand control pattern (it is like a Case)

    Is the sensitivity something one can get used to?
    No, not in the Cat anyway
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    Default Re: skid steers: Bobcat S220, Cat 262B?

    Before I got the kubota I have I rented several different models - I would suggest that you call around - then visit rental shops and rent a skidsteer that would meet your needs - use it for a day or so and then make a choice...Renting allows you to make a $250.00 test run before you spend the cash.
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    Default Re: skid steers: Bobcat S220, Cat 262B?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernConservative View Post
    Before I got the kubota I have I rented several different models - I would suggest that you call around - then visit rental shops and rent a skidsteer that would meet your needs - use it for a day or so and then make a choice...Renting allows you to make a $250.00 test run before you spend the cash.
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