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Old 01-23-2012, 11:50 PM
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D series cat skid steer

I just saw the photos on http://www.cat.com/news-and-events/machine-engine-press-releases of the new 299 and 272 d series skid steer and ctl. Looks like there is less visibility out the rear now with the tier 4 engine. They move the fuel fill back to the side of the machine, and it looks like the radiator is now in the rear of the machine. I can't give my final decision on the machines until I see one on person.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:57 PM
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Not sure how they could have less visibility out the back than the C machine does.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:00 AM
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Looking at the pics the D machines look higher.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:20 AM
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I read the news release. Sounds like they have some interesting updates. Return to dig, return to tool position. Sounds cool. They upped the hp and torque which they needed to. The pictures were small hard for me see much exterior change.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:29 AM
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They are supposed to be at the world of concrete this week, hopefully someone will get some up close pics of the new machines.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:23 AM
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Kinda interesting. Cat never mentions torque in their skid steers. You wont find a spec for it on any of their propaganda literature. Except when they increase it, its XX percent higher than it was before.... oh but were not telling what it is. I would love to met the person who runs their skid steer marketing plan.
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Old 01-25-2012, 08:38 AM
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Kinda interesting. Cat never mentions torque in their skid steers. You wont find a spec for it on any of their propaganda literature. Except when they increase it, its XX percent higher than it was before.... oh but were not telling what it is. I would love to met the person who runs their skid steer marketing plan.
217 up to 277 is a big jump. I guess they can finally let the world know
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:52 PM
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217 up to 277 is a big jump. I guess they can finally let the world know


It doesnt add up. The percentage that they claim as increase does not add up to 277 foot pounds. Guess we will see shortly.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:28 AM
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Big question is, Kubota or Mitsubishi 3.8L engine?
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:16 AM
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This is the torque numbers I found for the 272D and 299D. Peak torque is 375 Nm (277 lb/ft).
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