Model year: 0Date Purchased: 2011-10-30Number of Hours: 150
"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. "
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+ AcresLocation: USA NEI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by Rusty SImpson
Model year: 2013Date Purchased: 2014-04-10Number of Hours: 2
"Have not had opportunity to use it for anything yet. If it is anything like my Brother's CT225 I'm sure I will love it! Have done a lot of research on Kioti and nearly purchased a DK45SE shuttle but was able to get a leftover Bobcat unit with hydro-static drive for $1k less. Hoping I won't regret the decision as Bobcat is no longer in the CT/UT business. Will update as more hours are put on."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Suspension seat, quick-attach 3-point, weight, overall build quality.Cons: None yet.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA NYI also considered buying: Kioti DK45SE, Kioti DS4110 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
Bobcat CT445 with Cab
Model year: 2012Date Purchased: 2013-01-10Number of Hours: 10
"Obviously, with 10 hours on it, we've just begun to explorer the capabilities of this tractor, but it does everything I want, and my wife finds it easy to use too. We did splurge on the ac/heated cab, but with hay and dust allergies, it really comes in handy."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Power, features, comfort.Cons: Wife finds it easy to operate, means let seat time for me.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA WYI also considered buying: John Deere 5820, Massey Ferguson 1648, New Holland T1530 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
So Far So Good
by Chet Parks
Model year: 2011Date Purchased: 2011-07-14Number of Hours: 2
"To early to tell."
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: It's better than a girlfriend.Cons: None yet.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA MNI also considered buying: REVIEWER'S PHOTOS
by muggers farm
Model year: 2009Date Purchased: 2011-02-08Number of Hours: 20
"I purchased a left-over 2009 from a local dealer after calling around the country doing price checks. I love this tractor. It is a little bigger than I need/want which is fine. I absolutely love the Bobtach front bucket and have borrowed the neighbors Bobcat attachments.
Once I filled the tires with water at the dealers recommendation traction and yard damage have gotten much better!"
REVIEWER'S ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Pros: Good quality, easy to use, and plenty of power.Cons: I do not like the hydrostatic. I am old school and prefer clutch and gear selection, but the wife likes Hydro.Type of User: Homeowner 1-10 AcresLocation: USA FLI also considered buying: John Deere 4410, Kubota L3400 REVIEWER'S PHOTOS