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treadlite
11-09-2008, 08:54 PM
Does anyone know the difference between a 226B and a 226B2? Also when did the B2 version come out?? Has anyone used OTT tracks on a 226 and can give me some insight??

Scag48
11-09-2008, 09:10 PM
Maybe Ron can back me up, but I think the B and BII machines are pretty much the same when it comes to the powerplant and the rest of the machine should be practically the same.

As far as OTT's go, I haven't seen it done. The 226BII has 56 horses, it has enough power to spin them. The only reason I wouldn't recommend tracks is that I don't know if the drivetrain can handle the added weight of the tracks.

Digdeep
11-09-2008, 09:14 PM
I think most of the changes to the B2 is to the cab.

bobcat_ron
11-10-2008, 10:38 AM
The valving for the pilots is different, more responsive during colder weather, that is actually a simple port in the valving that can be replaced on any older B models.
There's some more changes, but I would have to spend another 2 hours going through the parts manual again, they have all the B2 changes listed there.
I used a 216B2 for an hour last week, I would never consider that machine, a 226 is a better choice, more power, more ROC and more hydraulic flow. But they sure are balanced extremely well.

SellingIron
11-10-2008, 12:49 PM
Does anyone know the difference between a 226B and a 226B2? Also when did the B2 version come out?? Has anyone used OTT tracks on a 226 and can give me some insight??


Hope this helps a little...
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bobcat_ron
11-10-2008, 02:50 PM
Interesting....they increased the fuel tank size, up from 15 to 17 gallons.

treadlite
11-11-2008, 12:50 PM
Thanks for the input guys... Sellingiron.... your charts are again informative and helpful.... looks like I might be pulling the trigger on a 226B and sometime down the road getting a set of OTT tracks for it for use as needed.

SellingIron
11-11-2008, 03:49 PM
Thanks for the input guys... Sellingiron.... your charts are again informative and helpful.... looks like I might be pulling the trigger on a 226B and sometime down the road getting a set of OTT tracks for it for use as needed.


Good know they help out.. Here is a chart compared to a S150/S185:usflag:

treadlite
11-12-2008, 05:40 PM
Bobcat ron.... any way you could get me the information on which port on the controls to upgrade to improve the cold weather operations on a 226B model??:canadaflag:

bobcat_ron
11-12-2008, 05:44 PM
Bobcat ron.... any way you could get me the information on which port on the controls to upgrade to improve the cold weather operations on a 226B model??:canadaflag:

Get a hold of your Cat dealer, that port(s) is either in the pilot controls or in the pumps.