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Scag48
11-05-2000, 11:46 PM
Has anybody seen the new Cat 320C excavator? It's got new styling, increased hydraulics, and some other productivity stuff. Looks pretty good. It's the only C series excavator out there so far from Cat. I cant wait to see the 345 and 365 C series when they come out.A 5080 front shovel could be interesting.:)

kreft
05-22-2007, 03:19 PM
coooooooooooooooool

Dirty Water
05-22-2007, 03:42 PM
:laugh:

Zombie thread.

kreft
05-22-2007, 04:22 PM
what does that mean

2004F550
05-22-2007, 05:35 PM
lol, wow this is too funny

wanabe
05-22-2007, 06:58 PM
Seen one today, not that much differnet than anything else. How new are they?

Tigerotor77W
05-22-2007, 07:53 PM
To everyone who replied (except Dirty Water and 2004F550): this thread was started in 2000! (Hence the "zombie thread" reference)

That being said, the 320D arrived this year... seven years after the 320C got rid of operating modes.

McKeeLand
05-22-2007, 08:44 PM
don't ever think that someone will not reply to your thread! it may take 6-1/2 years, but some one will.

Scag48
05-22-2007, 09:14 PM
I remember when I started this thread, nobody posted in this section of the forum. We see more posts in a day now than we saw in probably a month back then, no joke.

Turfinator1
05-22-2007, 09:16 PM
that is funny

kreft
05-22-2007, 09:59 PM
yea i know i just got bored so i went to the last page and saw this thread with no one that responded to it so i thought i would be nice and say something.

better late than never!!!!!!!!!

Scag48
05-23-2007, 12:11 AM
Eh, C series machines are fine and all, but the D series just takes it up another step. I have few complaints with C series machines though, I have about 350 hours in various C series excavators including the 312CL we had. Not much to complain about these days, all the machines come standard with A/C and a radio. From an operator's standpoint they're about as good as it gets. My only complaint with our 312 was poorly placed grease fittings, I probably replaced 25 zerks over a 5 month period. Granted I was knocking over trees and doing lots of clearing work, I'm sure that contributed to the loss of quite a few fittings, but some were bad right from the factory, I must have replaced at least 10 fittings that were painted over and the bearing was stuck with 20 hours on the machine. There was one fitting pocket on the bucket linkage that wasn't even big enough around to get a grease gun tip into, I had to grind on the tip to get it through the pocket to grab the zerk.

I sure miss our 312 though. Have some pretty good life long memories working 18 hour shifts and taking on the impossible with that machine.

murray83
05-24-2007, 05:42 PM
Screw the 300 series,give me a 200 series any day.

Scag48
05-24-2007, 05:48 PM
Only thing I don't like about the 200 series is the travel controls. They're a bit confusing and difficult to use. I'd take a 215, though.

murray83
05-24-2007, 05:57 PM
Yeah takes a little bit to get it under your belt but those machines are a joy to run and keep maintained.

Scag48
05-24-2007, 06:03 PM
For sure, basically no electronics, they will undoubtedly run forever. Just like the old UH Hitachi's, wouldn't be unheard of to see a machine with 10K hours running like the day you bought her with good maintenance.

2004F550
05-25-2007, 09:15 PM
we got 26k on our 235B, runs everyday

James Stafford
05-30-2007, 02:37 PM
Has anybody seen the new Cat 320C excavator? It's got new styling, increased hydraulics, and some other productivity stuff. Looks pretty good. It's the only C series excavator out there so far from Cat. I cant wait to see the 345 and 365 C series when they come out.A 5080 front shovel could be interesting.:)

Guys, i saw the launch of the 320C with my own eyes (and video camera)
i have pics and videos of the launch on www.britishconstruction.blogspot.com

Cheers!

JS