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Smile Bob-caT/Bear-caT Snowthrower Thread?!?

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Newly joined the site, but Ive visited a bunch of times, while researching different things.

I see a lengthy list of snowblower and snowthrower manufacturers, but Im honestly surprised that "Ransomes" Bob-caT & later iterations aren't amongst them. These machines are quite robust and many are still viable after 30-60 years of service. There are quite a few still around here in New England. I own 2, a 5 hp and a 7hp. Its taken me a few years to gather up just about every bit of information out there, concerning Bob-caT Snowthrowers.

If it is possible to create a "Bob-caT" sub-forum, I will fill it with every bit of info that I have.

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Let me check on it for you.

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Just curious if this is possible? If you put it up, I will pay to be a member.

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I would really like to have a Bob Cat sub forum with literature and information posted to it.


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Thanks for the suggestion, I will forward this to the rest of the team.

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These are not obscure machines... They were sold for decades and were "owned" by several companies over the years. They are one of the best snowthrowers/blowers ever made. Ransomes BobcaT made high-grade machines, designed specifically for Commercial Use, so they were designed to be run quite hard for many hours. These snow throwers were one part of their business, the other was lawn care machines. Many BobcaT zero turn lawn mowers kept America's ball fields, parks, and golf courses neat and trim. Ransomes was also contracted to make these for Gravely and Montgomery-Ward for a number of years.

If there is doubt about these machines, I see quite a few owners have posted threads on this site. Also, if you have doubts about the viability of these machines, please see my thread in Introductions. They are not those junky snowthrowers that most people associate "Snowthrower" with.

There are many of these beasts still out there. Resources for information are scattered all over the place... this site would be a logical place to centralize it.

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