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Bobcat CT450 Review



Overall Rating:
rating
 4.80
Build Quality:
5
Features:
rating
5
Performance:
rating
5
Value:
rating
5
Reliability:
rating
4


CT 450 SST Posted by Lem on 11/03/2011

I love the little tractor. I got the shuttle shift rather than the hydro. Use it with a brush grapple, smooth bucket, auger, brush hog, log skidder and box blade.

I have worked it hard clearing brush and putting in roads, it's done everything I've asked of it. Starts right up any time even in cold weather.

Maintenance wise it's been pretty good once some teething problems were addressed. Had an electrical glitch that kept blowing fuel shutoff solenoids when new. The dealer put a whole new wire harness in but it was down for almost a month while they got around to it.

The deciding factor in going with this tractor was the proximity of a local dealer in the area (Kansas City). I've had the unit just over a year and KC Bobcat has decided not to handle the line anymore which is irritating.

The Bobcat compact tractor line has been acquired by a local turf/golf cart business. Just got some parts from them the other day and they seem nice but it's a brand new thing for them and the whole Bobcat dealer strategy doesn't inspire a lot of confidence.

Couple that with the fact that Bobcat guards service and parts information like state secrets to keep you in thrall to the Bobcat dealer network and it can be irritating.

I'd recommend the tractor as a great little work horse with good value.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2010 Date Purchased: 08/25/2010 Number of Hours: 430
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Reliable. Bobtach skidloader type mounting rocks. Tough little unit. Good value, green paint must really be expensive. Well thought out, little touches like the rear operable three point makes dealing with attachments easy. Cons: Dealer support so so in this area. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States Missouri I also considered buying: Kioti DK50, Kubota L4400
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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