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Bobcat CT235 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 2.80
Build Quality:
2
Features:
rating
5
Performance:
rating
3
Value:
rating
3
Reliability:
rating
1


Great Little Tractor, But... Posted by Paul Kinney on 08/20/2012

On the surface, Bobcat's compact tractor line appear to be solid and very value-priced compared to other lines of tractors, notably JD. However, with less than 10 hours on my tractor, it would not start.

After much anguish and potential remedies (including a new control box which electronically aligns the seat, brake and PTO switches), a different dealer determined there to be a faulty wiring harness. A nearly brand new tractor had to be re-wired.

The dealer, who was quite helpful, argued with Bobcat's corporate office who wanted them to find the short in the wiring and do a simple splice. The dealer insisted a new tractor should not have a band-aid fix. And, this was the 3rd tractor they'd seen with similar wiring problems. Two calls by me to Bobcat Corporate were never returned.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2011 Date Purchased: 05/25/2012 Number of Hours: 50
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: The price, appearance, loader controls, ease of operation. Cons: Dependability, POOR corporate customer service. Type of User: Homeowner 100+ Acres Location: United States Colorado I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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