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The first Bobcat? 12 Jan 2022 17:47 #230580

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What a cute little jigger!



the Hough Story
contractormag.co.nz/classic-machines/for...ompanies/payloaders/
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The first Bobcat? 12 Jan 2022 21:18 #230592

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A baby Hough. Only ever seen big pay loaders never tiny ones.
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The first Bobcat? 12 Jan 2022 23:04 #230597

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They were designed for cleaning out the holds of bulkships ,before wheat or sugar was poured in.............used to be lots of them about,but IIRC they had a Continental diesel motor that you could never get parts for.
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The first Bobcat? 12 Jan 2022 23:13 #230600

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Bobcats and Posi’s have certainly improved

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The first Bobcat? 13 Jan 2022 08:23 #230610

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A baby Hough. Only ever seen big pay loaders never tiny ones.


Me too, Cobbadog, I drove one to load a small cameo nosed Ford with gravel once when I was about 15 and did not even have a car licence. Morris.
I have my shoulder to the wheel,
my nose to the grindstone,
I've put my best foot forward,
I've put my back into it,
I'm gritting my teeth,

Now I find I can't do any work in this position!
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The first Bobcat? 13 Jan 2022 09:52 #230614

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I spotted that on marketplace too. Thought it was pretty cool.I just recently sold this machine on, would have to be the smallest sit-on bobcat around.

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1983 U1300L 435.115
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The first Bobcat? 13 Jan 2022 10:10 #230615

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The earliest Bobcats Ive seen had a V4 Wisconsin petrol and a mechanical trans........about the same age is a model with a 2 cyl Deutz and mech trans..........Case also had a skid steer on the market here about the same time with mech trans,and a Case 4 cyl diesel................One time I got masses of stuff (400ton) from the Qld Railways on tender.....nothing complete,but included was a petrol Bobcat I paid $10 for ......just the wheels missing.
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The first Bobcat? 13 Jan 2022 13:14 #230619

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It all started with turkey manure
ironsolutions.com/agriculture-equipment-...he-first-skid-steer/
From Iron Solutions website
You can't have too many toys!
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The first Bobcat? 13 Jan 2022 16:41 #230623

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Im sure the first skid steers were invented by Le Tourneau,but wernt ever loaders,but used as tow tractors and sometimes dozers.....the tranny was simplified somewhat by using electric wheels .......later ones had Allison trannys
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The first Bobcat? 13 Jan 2022 17:19 #230625

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Looks like 1960 was the first skid steer loader. Those early three wheel ones were brake steered but no skidding involved.

As John says I am sure there were large size skid steer machines long before the mini-loaders appeared upon the scene,

Lang

PS Found lots but here are a couple of Pommy ones. Obviously from Photobucket but why recognise a mob who destroyed thousands of picture collections. Despite the Photobucket watermark these were stolen from Bart Vanderveens's "The Observers Book of Fighting Vehicles" ie they have watermarked photos from someone else's commercial work. 10 years ago they accounted for 2% of ALL USA internet traffic! After introducing a without notice $400 fee and blocking access to your collection they now are the 1,500th most popular site and left with 11 employees.

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