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Dirtman2007
08-13-2012, 10:20 PM
So caterpillar invites myself, tomG and my other friend justin, all team members from the tv show we will be on soon.

So here we go 2 day VIP access to whatever we wanted to see.


lets start off with the worlds supply yard for cat skid steers. never knew it was 45 mins from my house. Cat plant there make 112 machines a day and at all times are are 750 machines on the yard. most are already owned by dealers and will be shipped out within the week

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some army dozers

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then its off to the demo center for us play on some new iron and film all the videos we can take for promotionals lol

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and just for the nascar fans we got to take a private tour of the Richard Childress Racing shop. even took us into the research and development ships behind about 5 gates and coded doors. Very interesting stuff none the less but no pics of that:dizzy:

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Bleed Green
08-13-2012, 10:59 PM
So what does your buddy Justin do, is he in construction too?
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TriCountyLawn
08-13-2012, 11:11 PM
Wow I almost didnt even click this thread. As a RCR fan those pics are sick !

OhioMowerGuy
08-13-2012, 11:20 PM
How did you guys like the 316E?

TomG
08-13-2012, 11:26 PM
Some more pictures from my collection. If some are re-posts I apologize. Seeing all those Cat skid steers lined up was really amazing. I took a quick video of it. Pictures just dont do it justice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azInW091PPw

TomG
08-13-2012, 11:27 PM
A few more.

TomG
08-13-2012, 11:34 PM
Some more from Richard Childress Raceing. I'm not a NASCAR fan but I will say this was amazing to get to see all this.

TomG
08-13-2012, 11:35 PM
Some more from RCR

TomG
08-13-2012, 11:36 PM
So what does your buddy Justin do, is he in construction too?
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Yea, family company just like Chris and I. He moves big dirt though.

KrayzKajun
08-13-2012, 11:50 PM
Man I'm so jealous of yall. Awesome pics.
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Danny Boy
08-14-2012, 12:04 AM
Great pics guys, i think the coolest one is the blacked out backhoe in Toms set....


Cant wait to see the series on TV:)

JDz425
08-14-2012, 12:12 AM
Can someone say lucky! That would be awesome, thats a lot of skidsteers!

dozerman21
08-14-2012, 12:39 AM
Cool pics, looks like a fun day.:drinkup: I thought the rear visibility sucked on a 289C, that 299D looks worse.:dizzy:

How did you guys like the D3K?

stuvecorp
08-14-2012, 01:35 AM
Cool pics but that first one is like my nightmare.:dizzy:

So you can get a 'Cat' branded Arctic sectional, interesting.

Swampy
08-14-2012, 02:21 AM
So they are making the D7R model, thought it was a rumor, wonder how long it will be till they replace our Golf models. Though the Army will get them as say there is to much glass on them and do the same like the newer backhoes.

CLP
08-14-2012, 12:40 PM
Just wondering if any of you have CAT equipment? I don't remember seeing any in your pictures. :)
Looks like quite the tour!!

Dirtman2007
08-14-2012, 05:57 PM
Just wondering if any of you have CAT equipment? I don't remember seeing any in your pictures. :)
Looks like quite the tour!!

I've got a Cat key? thats all you need right?!

CLP
08-14-2012, 06:50 PM
yes, I have 4 cats and one key for all. Makes me watch were I park it.

SellingIron
08-14-2012, 09:32 PM
Thats a lot of equipment. Amazing..

Junior M
08-14-2012, 10:50 PM
that 299 is a new ctl, isnt it? looks pretty tough!

TomG
08-14-2012, 10:58 PM
that 299 is a new ctl, isnt it? looks pretty tough!

Yup, big machine. Just can't see anything out the back

bobcat_ron
08-14-2012, 11:31 PM
Amazing pics of the Cats, as much as I hate to say it, Cat still amazes me, but something tells me, 10 years from now they are going to look back at the E series excavators and D series skid steers and say "WTF were we thinking?"

OhioMowerGuy
08-15-2012, 12:40 AM
How did you guys like the 316E?

TomG
08-15-2012, 07:10 AM
How did you guys like the 316E?

Nice machine, couldn't see anything out the side/back, but it has a camera and a screen in the cab, that actually worked well. This particular one had trouble digging in the hard clay, but I think the machine was set up wrong for the conditions, the stick was way to long.

CarlBuilt
08-15-2012, 02:05 PM
Amazing pics of the Cats, as much as I hate to say it, Cat still amazes me, but something tells me, 10 years from now they are going to look back at the E series excavators and D series skid steers and say "WTF were we thinking?"

Why because of the poor visibility out the back ??

bobcat_ron
08-15-2012, 03:13 PM
Why because of the poor visibility out the back ??

Yup!!
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CarlBuilt
08-15-2012, 03:34 PM
I just purchased a 305.5 D excavator a couple of weeks ago, I was talking to my salesman about the new E series bigger excavators because I saw a few in there yard and noticed how high the engine compartment was, and he told me they either had to extend the back of the machine out or go up...and Cat decided to go up.

Thank the EPA it is to house all the emissions junk !!!

bobcat_ron
08-15-2012, 03:37 PM
Funny why they even had to go either up or out when everyone else has stayed the same except for a few inches up, not a few feet.
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Dirtman2007
08-15-2012, 07:45 PM
How did you guys like the 316E?

it was a very nice machine. Kinda weak in the hard clay we were digging but like tom said it had the long stick, q/c and big bucket that just killed its breakout force.

As far as working in the woods I'd never take one onto a clearing job. you cant see your right side and there would be a smashed door the first day. cameras nice on the back but I doubt it would still work after a couple years.

Tigerotor77W
08-16-2012, 12:52 AM
So caterpillar invites myself, tomG and my other friend justin, all team members from the tv show we will be on soon.

So here we go 2 day VIP access to whatever we wanted to see.


lets start off with the worlds supply yard for cat skid steers. never knew it was 45 mins from my house. Cat plant there make 112 machines a day and at all times are are 750 machines on the yard. most are already owned by dealers and will be shipped out within the week

From the looks of the pictures and videos on this thread, it looks like they've really improved that factory since I worked there. Impressive given the soft (overall) global demand for compact equipment.

Nice that you were able to go, take pictures, and share them here! Thanks.

Cornell
08-21-2012, 01:51 AM
Gosh that 299D looks like it was sketched up as a joke then put into production by accident

lol

ksss
08-21-2012, 02:35 AM
I think starting with the C series they about gave up on giving any rearward visibility. The 279 I demoed had a great rear view of the "Big Dipper" but nothing lower than that. The D series looks to be even worse.

Dirtman2007
08-21-2012, 06:26 PM
Gosh that 299D looks like it was sketched up as a joke then put into production by accident

lol

Just back up till you hit something lol

Cornell
08-21-2012, 08:03 PM
Just back up till you hit something lol

Usually do that anyways

:nono:

talus
08-21-2012, 10:03 PM
Thats awesome. Thats looks like one hell of a good time.

Jelinek61
08-21-2012, 10:32 PM
Man that would be an awesome vacation. Those Cat military dozers are sweet!!!