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Bobcat CT445 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 3.00
Build Quality:
2
Features:
rating
4
Performance:
rating
3
Value:
rating
3
Reliability:
rating
3


Bobcat CT445 Posted by Bruce on 06/12/2014

I purchased the tractor new in 2010 with cab. The first year, it was not used much as I 25 hours on it. If I ran the tractor for 30 minutes or more, I would blow a hydraulic seal which meant the tractor sat until fixed.

The next year, I put only about another 75 hours on the tractor. The seal blew out another 3 times. The last time they replaced the seal with a higher heat rated one. That problem has not recurred since.

I am a little disappointed how easily the tractor loses traction without the benefit of front wheel assist. I also had a wiring problem (covered under warranty).

I had additional smaller issues that caused me to rate the "build quality" lower such as the dome light lip cracking causing it to constantly fall out the cab ceiling or the hydraulics not automatically "kicking to the neutral position" when the disk is raised/lowered to its maximum height/depth position. Especially considering the limited amount of hours I put in this tractor, I have had several issues.

I do like the second set of controls for the 3-point being within reach outside of the cab for easy hook-up to equipment and like how the Bobcat implements are interchangeable with the skid steers.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 0 Date Purchased: 10/30/2011 Number of Hours: 150
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Interchangeable implements with the Bobcat skid steer line of equipment. Cons: Quality was not what I have experienced with the skid-steer line of equipment. Type of User: Homeowner 100+ Acres Location: United States Nebraska I also considered buying:
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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