I've got no first hand experience in a Deere, but another builder bought one and sold it the same year saying he just did'nt like it and visiblity was terrible...but that was just his opinion and the only person i know of that has ever owned one...kinda sad to since JD plant is located in town and the whole area is PRO john deere, many accounts cannot be awarded unless people are using JD tractors LOL!! I would think the fact the bucket lifts straight up and down would be a huge benefit when loading trucks since you can pull right upto it and not have to worry about bucket arch, plus they say the way the arms are designed you dont need a jack to change tires since you can just drop the bucket and it lifts the machine high enough to change any of the four no problem...but again, jsut what i was told, not personal experience.I grew up on a farm with cases an mustangs I see the bobcats at every work site. I also see the tauashui machines the name is wrong they are white with red decals. Do you see or know these. I am leaning tword a bobcat now but I have a deere dealeship close how do the two wiegh out.
Close to home investigations, talk to your buddies in the area and ask what they're running and why...and keep dealer support right there at the top of your head.I have 25,000 to spend. I want a good rig for that, this is set in stone.
I agree, it's just having the patience to blood hound the deals prior to purchasing. I understand both sides of th arguement though:I paid $7900 for a bare T200 with 2300 hrs....by the time I replaced a few rollers, bought a new bucket, and one new track, I was less then 11k. I cannot imagine buying a new machine with all the good deals out there, if you know where to look.