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    I am lucky I read TBN. I naively thought for the last 3 1/2 years that my Bobcat tractor was a great tractor. It worked very well with almost no problems, nothing serious, was convenient and fun to operate. But I am lucky that I found out here that its junk and I should get rid of it to cut my losses. But could somebody explain the losses that I need to cut? Should I sell the tractor now at a fire sale so I don't have to sell it for a low price later? Another tractor that I use is a Farmall M, another orphan, my dad bought new in 1942 and we still use. Is 70 years too short of a time to not get screwed on an orphan tractor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by krazsk
    I am lucky I read TBN. I naively thought for the last 3 1/2 years that my Bobcat tractor was a great tractor. It worked very well with almost no problems, nothing serious, was convenient and fun to operate. But I am lucky that I found out here that its junk and I should get rid of it to cut my losses. But could somebody explain the losses that I need to cut? Should I sell the tractor now at a fire sale so I don't have to sell it for a low price later? Another tractor that I use is a Farmall M, another orphan, my dad bought new in 1942 and we still use. Is 70 years too short of a time to not get screwed on an orphan tractor?
    I'm glad you've read up and now understand that your tractor, which probably has done everything you've asked of it (with in reason), is in fact worthless junk!

    I too fail to see what all the fuss is about. It's a Kioti and parts will be available for as long as they are around. Which will probably be a long long time.

    Oh... I'll take both the Bobcat and the M off your hands, sight unseen, for scrap price. They are orphans after all.

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    The worst thing I can see for someone like me if I still had my Bobcat is if in years to come Bobcat stopped carrying parts for the tractors. I do not have a Kioti dealer locally so I would have to drive 2-2.5hrs or have everything shipped. If I was doing a service and changing the hydraulic oil it could get costly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT
    The worst thing I can see for someone like me if I still had my Bobcat is if in years to come Bobcat stopped carrying parts for the tractors. I do not have a Kioti dealer locally so I would have to drive 2-2.5hrs or have everything shipped. If I was doing a service and changing the hydraulic oil it could get costly.
    Can the filters not be crossed over to a NAPA (or other) part number?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT86 View Post
    Can the filters not be crossed over to a NAPA (or other) part number?
    Just the engine oil. Not the hydro or hydraulic at least yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    Just the engine oil. Not the hydro or hydraulic at least yet.
    That is a bummer but not a huge deal.

    How has Bobcat treated other discontinued products I wonder? Were any of them produced by another company or is this really new ground?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT86 View Post
    That is a bummer but not a huge deal.

    How has Bobcat treated other discontinued products I wonder? Were any of them produced by another company or is this really new ground?
    They have some other "orphans" like the B250. I know a guy that has one, a hydraulic pump was $4k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 94BULLITT View Post
    They have some other "orphans" like the B250. I know a guy that has one, a hydraulic pump was $4k.
    Ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DT86 View Post
    Ouch!
    Worst thing was he bought it used and only had about 4 1/2 years to pay on it yet.

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    Yeah expensive hydraulic pumps are only associated with orphans. I am pretty sure John Deere gives hydraulic pumps complimentary for their old tractors.

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