View Full Version : 297C-299C or a 272C on VTS???

08-15-2008, 08:01 PM
Has anyone tried VTS on a 272C??? i am curious to the results!! does it have the pushing power a 297C does? 272C on VTS good idea or bad??

08-15-2008, 08:41 PM
A 297C will still have more power, it and the Cat CTL's all use planetaries on the sprockets. A VTS equipped machine might feel like it has more of the same, but it won't, the reduction just isn't there.

08-15-2008, 11:29 PM
I've seen a few 272C's with VTS systems on them, seems to be the most populear machine for the system by far. Ron is right, 297 will push more, it was designed to power those tracks. However, the VTS is still quite lucrative in some aspects.

08-16-2008, 11:02 AM
When in hard turns on black top or in soft muddy dirt the VTS system really feels weak. The reduction just isn't their and it reduces the machines power dramatically. I will say this though on the VTS, is it is way better then wheels but it will rattle the life out of a machine and make it become a old machine fast. I have been running Cat's 246B and 262B for the last week, both with VTS systems on them and both with only about 1600 HRS on them they are rattling allot with allot of loose parts.

08-16-2008, 06:45 PM
any more guys out there with VTS????? Thanks for the info so far guys!11

08-16-2008, 06:48 PM
The VTS is only intended for traction issues, not hard core dozering, leave that to the MTL/CTL boys.