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Bobcat A300s are the Perfect Fit for Maine Contractor

All-Wheel Steer Loaders Outperform Conventional Equipment

Versatile. Smooth. Precise. That’s how contractor Tom Farley, Rockport, Maine, describes the jobsite performance of his Bobcat® A300 all-wheel steer loaders.

Farley operates a successful landscape construction and maintenance company with 31 crews, relying on a pair of dependable A300s to meet his many deadlines. The two machines do more than keep him on schedule — they complete excavating and grading projects faster thanks to their agility and precise attachment control.

“Our crews previously operated a skid-steer loader and tractor to complete roughly 70 percent of the site excavating and grading,” Farley says. “Once we switched to the Bobcat A300s, we gained another 15 percent because of its four-wheel drive and precise joystick controls.”

Beyond basic grading and excavating applications, Farley says the A300s prepare the site by removing unwanted debris, lift and carry materials with a pallet fork, compact the soil with a vibratory roller and spread material before the final grade. “They’re big enough to do anything we need,” he says.

A Step Above the Competition
Important features that Farley says separate the A300 from the competition are the all-wheel steering and low ground disturbance. While unloading materials and carrying them to the jobsite, the A300 minimizes damage to finished surfaces. “The all-wheel steering ability enables us to drive across new asphalt driveways with minimal disruption,” he explains.

Standard features, such as two-speed travel, a suspension seat and fingertip joystick control of attachments, are reasons why Farley says his operators continue to request the Bobcat brand.

“The all-wheel steering ability enables us to drive across new asphalt driveways with minimal disruption.”

“My operators tell me they prefer the A300 to competitive models because of the easy-to-operate controls and lower noise level,” Farley says. “They told me other brands cause too much fatigue.”

Farley had his first taste of the all-wheel steer concept while renting a machine for snow removal from Jordan Equipment, his Bobcat dealer. Today, snow removal remains a popular application for Farley’s two A300s. His operators clear snow for as long as eight or nine hours a day in a comfortable, heated cab. “The two-speed travel feature is great when we’re pushing snow because we can get the job done much faster than with other types of snow removal equipment,” he explains.

For more information about the Bobcat A300 all-wheel steer loader, visit the product page.