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Landscaper switches to Bobcat compact tractor

CT120 excels at final grades on landscaping jobsites

Corey Floor

It wasn't long before Corey Floor's new Bobcat CT120 was working alongside his compact loaders on landscaping sites.

About the time Corey Floor of Westfield, Ind., was thinking about replacing his current tractor, he read about the new Bobcat® compact tractors. He decided to switch from the brand he was buying and bought his first Bobcat tractor.

Floor is a 14-year veteran in the landscaping business, working with home builders around Indianapolis to serve their outdoor needs from rough grading to planting grass seed or sod and installing patios. He purchased a new CT120 compact tractor from Bobcat of Anderson, a dealership that he's been working with since he started Landscape Designs of Indianapolis.

After leaving college to work full time, Floor rented a skid-steer loader from the Bobcat dealership to get his business going. It wasn't long before he was buying his first skid-steer loader and growing the company. Today he owns five Bobcat loaders and many attachments, including soil conditioners for prepping the soil during a final grade.

Tractor complements Bobcat loaders and attachments

The Bobcat compact tractor complements his loaders, working in areas that are space-restricted because of nearby homes. "With these tight lot lines, the compact tractor is ideal for getting into backyards to grade the soil with a box blade implement before we seed," Floor says.

"With these tight lot lines, the compact tractor is ideal for getting into backyards to grade the soil with a box blade implement before we seed." Corey Floor

One of the biggest differences between his previous tractor and his Bobcat CT120 is operator comfort. "I think Bobcat made the tractor too comfortable because my operators don't want to get off of it," he says. "Our Bobcat tractor has much more operator space, a comfortable seat, easy-to-reach controls and better visibility, which helps when we're grading and looking backwards at the box blade."

Prior to buying the Bobcat tractor, Floor priced the CT120 against another brand. "Based on my past experience with the other brand's service department, I would have paid more for the Bobcat tractor because of how well I'm treated by Bobcat of Anderson. It's the service I receive after I buy the machine. That's what is important to me."

Floor intends to use his Bobcat CT120 during the winter for snow removal. "We will use the CT120 in tight service bays to drag the snow out to the center with the box blade," he says. "The tractor can do in 15 minutes what it takes a truck two hours to do."