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post #1 of 12 Old 01-02-2017, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
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Is any one familiar with a Bobcat snowblower, it looks to be decent to good shape 7 H.P. machine, Is there any thing that is bad about this other than being very heavy and old
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A bobcat roto-hoe?


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post #3 of 12 Old 01-02-2017, 02:09 PM
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I sat away from machines that are hard to get parts for, not saying its a bad machine though

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I got a bobcat roto-hoe from my work, it had a throwing auger at a 90degree angle from the regular auger.it had a crack in frame behind bucket on trans gearbox. They had repowerd it with a 8hp tecumseh. Looked to old for me to deal with, lots of pulley mechanisms missing parts. And no welder at the time. I removed eng and put frame on side of road for scrap guy


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i would love to find a bobcat/bearcat in reasonable condition up here ! parts seem to be hard to find.....but thats half the allure. utube vids show those machines performing very well.

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Up here in Wisconsin and Minnesota they come up for sale fairly often. They are a bit rare but there a still a few going strong.

There are enough of them we have a section especially for them. You can likely get info from other owners. - - > Bob-caT/Bear-caT Snowblowers - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums




Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!
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Up here in Wisconsin and Minnesota they come up for sale fairly often. They are a bit rare but there a still a few going strong.

There are enough of them we have a section especially for them. You can likely get info from other owners. - - > Bob-caT/Bear-caT Snowblowers - Snowblower Forum : Snow Blower Forums





Ya thats what i had


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Nothing bad with them - they are built like tanks! parts are harder to find but they are out there - you just have to keep your eyes open for them....... You might need help loading it!

I am deathly allergic to shovels!


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Only weak point I know of is the jack shaft that drives the auger..they break when buried newspapers and the like show up. A guy I spoke with has several of those machines..his dad used to sell them. The guy has had to machine jack shafts to keep them operational. His are 5 and 7 horse models dating back to the early sixties. MH

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... Is there any thing that is bad about this other than being very heavy and old
Yes-they suck.I had two of them...way over-rated and parts are scarce and pricey.Run......right to someone who has a nice vintage Ariens for sale-you'll be far ahead of the game.
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