Over $1500 Invested In Repairs In The First 132 Hours, Not warrantied?
by Jack Schell
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-12-09Number of Hours: 134
"So far, it is the most expensive junk I've bought to date. There is no support from dealer or corporate whatsoever. It is empty promises after promises. if you are not a multi-million dollar business, they won't have time for you!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Ran great at firstCons: Warranty sucks as does the companyType of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA TNI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Bobcat missed with this one.
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2012-08-01Number of Hours: 300
"Having done a lot of research into new compact tractors, I came to the conclusion that this was the right unit for me. I was wrong. This has been the biggest disappointment and possibly the worst piece of equipment that I have ever purchased. The machine has been to the dealer twice and a service tech has come to my place once for the same problem (hydraulic issue) and the machine is still not fixed and now it is off warranty and it has only 305 hours on it. Please do yourself a favour and do not consider one of these machines. I wish i went with a different tractor."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: None that come to mind while writing this.Cons: No dealer support (weeks to return a phone call). Spent a month at the dealer each time it was there to get fixed.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Warren Elliott
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-01-08Number of Hours: 148
"I need a snow blade for the front. I have only used the tractor for cutting the field with a brush hog. There have been no problems at all to date. I do not have the arms with a bucket. I do not want to have that expense as I do not need a bucket. So I hope I can find a blade from an after mart or maybe from Kioti. I understand it is produced in South Korea also. Thanks."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: It is well built and a sweet running machine.Cons: Having difficulty finding a blade for the front for snow.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA WVI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Great Tractor, Comfortable Cab
by Doug McGhee
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-02-01Number of Hours: 110
"I ordered this tractor with the optional cab, which included air/heat. Living in upstate NY, our winters are snowy and cold. Regardless of the weather, working this tractor is just like being in my truck, except more comfortable!
I have an FEL with Bob tach, 7' snow blade, and a 5' brushhog. Switching from bucket to blade is a snap, and having a 3-pt. hitch height adjustment lever out back makes hooking the brush hog a breeze. Comfortable controls, and seat, add in satellite radio, and its tough to beat!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Comfortable, convienient controls, great support from dealer, Bobcat of Watertown, NY.Cons: High-range outruns power.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: Kubota B3030 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-05-16Number of Hours: 119
"The Bobcat dealer we bought this from knew what we needed and this tractor is marginal for our type of business. It won't even pick up a full bucket of gravel-without tipping.
The depreciation is terrible on this tractor, we lost over a 1/3 in 2 years. The Bobcat dealer just wanted the sale, very little customer service. Charged a lot for the 50 hr. maintenance."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: 12 x 12 trans.starts okay in winter.Cons: Too light. Too many things to list.Type of User: Commercial LandscapeLocation: USA PAI also considered buying: John Deere 5065E REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by David Demby
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-05-18Number of Hours: 119
"We purchased this from a Bobcat dealer that knew what we needed. It's not heavy enough to pick up a bucket full of gravel without tipping. 2 yrs. later they no longer make it and the price for a Kioti really dropped.
We are in the process of getting a John Deere utility tractor and losing money on the deal. The 50 hr. service for break in was a lot too. We had other issues also but none were worked out to our satisfaction. The dealer didn't care after the sale."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: The controls are ok 12x12 trans.Cons: Too many to list.Type of User: Commercial LandscapeLocation: USA PAI also considered buying: John Deere 5065E REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Not Big Enough
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-05-22Number of Hours: 120
"The tractor is okay for what it is but won't even pickup a whole bucket of gravel. It is marginal for tilling food plots. When I looked at trading up I will only get half of purchased price. BIG LOSS won't buy Bobcat brand again."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Tractor is okay for light duty uses.Cons: Poor dealer advise, not heavy duty, marginal for what we need.Type of User: Commercial LandscapeLocation: USA PAI also considered buying: John Deere 5065E, McCormick X10.55M REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Just a Great Tractor
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2012-12-12Number of Hours: 37
"I have moved a lot of rock and fill around with this tractor and it just performs flawlessly. Up and down hills it is always up to the task.
I am glad that I purchased the heavier 35 hp as compared to the CT235. I also move my trailers around and have a set of pallet forks for moving scaffolding and other items.
I think that the only thing I would have done differently was to get one with a factory cab. I tend to be a little weather dependent on my using the tractor. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: I really like the hydro-static transmission. Performs well with loaded tires.Cons: Minor issue with headlight switch not always working as it should. I have to wiggle or play with it to get it to work. Minor problem with the connections I guess.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: CND OTI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2010-09-01Number of Hours: 300
"Have had tractor for about 3 yrs. and still love it. My wife uses it as much as I do and loves working with it. Only thing that would be nicer would be if it could pick-up more weight with loader. "
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Love all of it!Cons: None.Type of User: Homeowner 10-50 AcresLocation: USA WII also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Snow Blowing Machine
Model year: 2010Date Purchased: 2010-04-15Number of Hours: 415
"I bought my Bobcat because I got stranded out in the country the previous spring by a spring snowstorm that left a complete whiteout. The ditches were filled up and I couldn't tell what was road and what was ditch. On top of that I had a complication with my eye that left me partially blind in one eye 'cause I didn't make it to the doctor in time.
I therefore vowed this would never happen again. I have a half mile to go to the main road and without a cab it gets mighty cold.
The year after I bought it, I used it almost every day blowing or pushing snow. I have a snowblower on back and a blade on the front. My mother in law lives 3 miles south of me and I was able to drive back and forth to her place, in comfort, I might add, to clean snow out of her yard.
I also have a bush mower, a blade for the rear that I use to grade my road, a bucket, a post auger and a 3-point hitch to move machinery around easily. I really like the comfort and ease of use that this tractor offers. I especially like the four wheel drive as I live on a side hill."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Ease of use, visibility, 4 wheel drive, accessories, mirrors and lights.Cons: Could be bigger could have a seat that could move at a 45 degree angle to see behind at implements.Type of User: Homeowner 100+ AcresLocation: USA NDI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS