Originally Posted by DCsouth
Picasso. I few quick facts of 289 verses 272c. The ctl requires alot more hyd power to move itself compared to the VTS. Most wheeled machine's are geared lower than a CTL The VTS system lowers this ratio more and if the machine has XPS it is even lower. This really shows when working, if running a mulcher you can mulch on incline's without bleeding power from the head. You can boom, mulch and turn all without stalling or having to back off. And as you see the price is much better. Some regoins have better luck with VTS than others. I have both in the territory I cover. The VTS does have suspension in the front and from when I ran one I didn't remember it riding rough. Also the VTS extends out farther in front of the machinegiving it more stability.
Ideal mulcher from Cat. 272C with XPS and of course high flow. VTS system. Also if it can be ordered this way radial lift, no vertical crap. You get better visibility and single lift point. Louvered back door. Maybe a true forestry door like one Supertrak uses. And lastly a Denis Cimaf head!!
You cant order a 272 with a radial lift mechanism. The closest you could come would be a 256C. That machine is not suitable I don't think to run a Mulcher, especially if you hung another 3000 pounds of VTS off of it. The one I ran was pouch with a bucket.
I don't really believe this.
Most wheeled machine's are geared lower than a CTL
Reason is CTL's are slow then any equal wheeled machine.
The VTS system lowers this ratio more and if the machine has XPS it is even lower.
Now I believe that the VTS lowers the final drive ratio. I mean it drops the tops speed by 1 mph so I believe that, why the high flow system would effect the final drive ratio even more? That doesn't make sense to me.