Recommender: What’s your preferred skid-steer brand?

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Tony Frisella Jr.
Vice president of sales
Frisella Landscape Group
Richmond Heights, Mo.

We have a fleet of Bobcat equipment and attachments. This equipment has helped us grow our business over three generations. We chose Bobcat because of its dependability and for the wide array of equipment and attachments available that are just right for any project. Bobcat’s

MT Series has been a game-changer for us. This series fits in tight spaces, can be loaded on a trailer alongside plant material and also has a large lifting capability. For large, complex jobs, Bobcat’s T, S and E Series get the job done. Our distributor, Bobcat of St. Louis, provides exceptional customer service and continues to raise the bar. The Bobcat equipment we use includes the MT85, MT100, MT150, T450, T595, T650, S770 and E8. The attachments we use include the breaker, trencher, stump grinder and soil conditioner.

Tim McAuliffe
Senior landscape consultant
Complete Landsculpture

I prefer the Cat 259D skid-steer. They’re versatile, and we’ve had good results with them. It’s a tracked machine, which is preferable when you’re doing a lot of residential work. There’s less damage done by it. The versatility of that machine will allow landscapers to perform work in landscape as well as hardscape applications. It’s right in the wheelhouse where it can lift almost 1.5 tons off of a truck and haul blocks or pallets or pavers, but it can also lift large trees up, too, so it’s got enough durability to help you with all applications.

Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb is Landscape Management's former managing editor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, where she studied journalism and Spanish. Prior to her role at LM, Sarah was an intern for Cleveland Magazine and a writing tutor.

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