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Bobcat CT450 Review



Overall Rating:
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 3.00
Build Quality:
4
Features:
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5
Performance:
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4
Value:
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1
Reliability:
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1


A Hidden Kioti Under the White Paint Posted by JD Heckhausen on 06/27/2013

Bobcat's new Korean owners war with Kubota killed in 2013 their CT certified trouble tractor program.

Mine has a backhoe and loader with an grapple aux. hydraulic port. The electrical valve, the entire dashboard go on-and off at their own will anytime for a few seconds or a minute. The 4x4 light dims.

The loader welds are poorly painted, the backhoe pins act worn. The black anodized hydraulic cylinders on the backhoe rust and have nicks I would not have with chrome. All way outside of the traditional A+++ Bobcat quality tradition under the previous US owners.

No wonder Kubota and others are pushing hard into Bobcat's turf.

After our 2010 Toolcat debacle with 9 failed software upgrades it is the second misfit toy. I should have stayed with yellow-green. Sniff, tears.

The local dealer tries hard but the new Bobcat ND owners do not recognize it as warranty.

ITEM INFORMATION
Model year: 2012 Date Purchased: 02/15/2013 Number of Hours: 160
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Pros: Great power, sturdy. Cons: Stiff transmission, poor paint job and ghosts in the electrical system. Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 Acres Location: United States North Carolina I also considered buying: John Deere 5055D
REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
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