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Old 08-24-2006, 09:54 AM
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Is this really a Cat?



It looks more a Komatsu?

Does Cat have other companys build their greymarket rigs?
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:10 AM
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They guy might have repainted it but I've seen several guys around here with older CAT zts excavators that look the same.
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:31 AM
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Its the 3 piece boom that made me wonder. I'm still excavator shopping, so I check the local listings every few days.
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Old 08-24-2006, 11:05 AM
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Oh well I think they made two booms the one pictured is off[-set boom which is very popular in China, Japan, ext. It digs a square hole just like the other but instead of the stick moving side to side by the cab it does it up top.
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Old 08-24-2006, 03:53 PM
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Yep, that'a grey. Any Cat excavator that says "REGA" on it is a grey. Plus, the little blue sticker with yellow Japanese symbols and the smiley face is slapped on just about all grey market machines, that's a dead giveaway.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:31 AM
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I think the machine is orginally a Mitsubushi with a Cat name essentially the same machine you can tell it has the red stripe on it. I agree with Scag its a grey market machine.
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:29 AM
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You are not seriously considering buying a gray market machine are you?
Hopefully you realize the potential problems you could face by doing that.
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Old 08-25-2006, 07:37 AM
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You are not seriously considering buying a gray market machine are you?
Hopefully you realize the potential problems you could face by doing that.

Would you mind telling us?
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:18 AM
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in my area you see a lot of grey market machines, guys dont really have problems getting parts for them. Some of the dealers ***** about it being a grey market machine but they still get you what you need, their just mad you don't have a machine from them.
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Old 08-25-2006, 09:59 AM
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My Komatsu is a grey market machine and I have had no problem getting parts for it. My dealer has helped me each time with no problem.
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