View Full Version : Cat 268 and mulching heads

11-17-2006, 12:29 PM
What would do you guys think about the Cat 268 with steel tracks over tires for running a mulching head? Would like to hear the pros and cons of that setup. Thanks!

11-17-2006, 01:05 PM
I think this would be the best setup. Run foam filled tires or Nu-air tires with over the tire steel tracks. Good ground clearance, no flats, and the steel tracks will take the brunt of the abrasions that can occur cutting.

11-17-2006, 02:18 PM
Agreed. I was thinking about going with the ASV until I talked with a Cat rep and they told me guys around here were using the above setup. Not to mention it is $20K cheaper than the all track version. Wooo, that make a guy sit up and listen!:cool2:

11-17-2006, 03:31 PM
The ASV RC100 is a much more ideal machine in the standpoint that it does have 25% more horsepower and a little more hydraulic flow. But, if your operation allows you to effectively run a 268 with steel tracks, you've won the battle of keeping your overhead much lower as well as your operating costs.

11-17-2006, 04:02 PM
Well said. Talked to the Fecon rep today and he implied that the Cat hyd. output was a little bit higher than the ASV if I understood correctly.

11-17-2006, 04:46 PM
That sounds about right, I'm not too familiar with ASV's high flow, but I think Cat's XPS might be a little higher. However, the Cat only has 78 horses whereas the RC100 is pushing right around 100.

11-17-2006, 09:32 PM
CAT XPS system runs around 4000 psi I don't think ASV's system runs that much pressure. That may be what he was refering to.