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    Well hey thar I got a tractor too

    Well sort of I got a Robert Cat

    It's a 1963 been in the family since 1972 only has 50 hours on a motor overhaul & brand new reeves drive style speed changer the 2 small Hydraulic cylinders have been overhauled too. Here are a few pics. This was my Dad's 3 hand after I left home. I forgot there were a few attachments 2 buckets a headache rack to mount them on & a backhoe as well as a small un-sprung Bobcat trailer to haul it on & a big 8'x12' flatbed trailer which I hauled the bobcat & backhoe on to bring it 250 miles home & hauled the 2 buckets headache rack & forks & chipper/shredder on the Bobcat trailer with the side on it which come off.
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    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 06-11-2011 at 04:39 AM.
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    Looks cool! All you need is for Vaughn to pay a visit with some purple spray paint to have it looking new again!
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    What model is that? It looks like a 610, but I'm not sure. It looks like it is complete with a shin buster on the back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    Well sort of I got a Robert Cat

    It's a 1962 been in the family since 1972 only has 50 hours on a motor overhaul & brand new reeves drive style speed changer the 2 small Hydraulic cylinders have been overhauled too. Here are a few pics. This was my Dad's 3 hand after I left home. I forgot there were a few attachments 2 buckets a headache rack to mount them on & a backhoe as well as a small un-sprung Bobcat trailer to haul it on & a big 8'x12' flatbed trailer which I hauled the bobcat & backhoe on to bring it 250 miles home & hauled the 2 buckets headache rack & forks & chipper/shredder on the Bobcat trailer with the side on it which come off.
    That is a really great unit with complete history..

    That will do!

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    Those are handier than a third hand for sure. I am envious. They are very handy.
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    Very cool, Bart. Those little skid steers are fun to operate, and they're handy for all sorts of things. I didn't realize Bobcat was making equipment that long ago.
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    Looks like it's ready to go to work. Nice that it has some history to it.
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    Rex it is a model 444 the ID plate is on the panel right below & in front of the seat where the operators legs drop over the front edge of the seat.

    I was just talking to my 89 year old Dad & he just amazes me I hadn’t even ask him anything about the model number & he told me where the ID plate was & that he thought the model number was 444. Of course there are a lot of things he doesn’t remember & then he does something like this & blows me away.

    For obvious reasons this Bobcat will be treated with TLC not lifting to max weight all the time or turning in a tight turn when it can be done in an easier manner etc. I want to make it last.

    It also has 3 sizes of trailer towing ball mounted to the headache rack so moving trailers around is easy. It also has a set of brackets welded to the top of the bucket arms that a small shop built 5th wheel would mount into so that it could be used to move a 5th wheel travel trailer around. I really hope I can have the place time & materials to repaint it & the backhoe someday. 1st thing is an oil change & grease the Reeves style speed changer.

    A little Bobcat history.

    http://www.skidsteerhistory.com/How%20it%20began.htm

    I found out mine was probably manufactured in 1963.
    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 06-11-2011 at 04:41 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bart Leetch View Post
    ...A little Bobcat history.

    http://www.skidsteerhistory.com/How%20it%20began.htm

    I found out mine was probably manufactured in 1963.
    That's cool info, Bart. I remember in the early '70s the local Clark Equipment dealer in Albuquerque would have a big Bobcat display/demonstration area at the NM State Fair. They had Bobcat Square Dancing in one area, and in another they would spend the first half of the fair digging a big hole, and the second half filling it up.
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    Now that's sharp. I just love playing on them things.And you have the backhoe also. That's one thing i would really love to have, might have to find one that fits my little tractor. That's if i can.

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