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Old 12-26-2012, 10:19 PM
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My 299 finally arrived

My 299d finally arrived, I thought I would snap some pics for you guys. Today was the first day I worked her, so far this is a nice machine plenty of power, the visibility out the rear is not horrible but not as good as my 289c.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:23 PM
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One more for tonight will have more tomorrow.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:42 PM
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Congrats. Thts one bada$$ machine.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:54 PM
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My 299 finally arrived

Wow that machine is a beast! Hope she treat you well!
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:33 AM
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Single Flange roller on the back I thot triple flange rollers back and front is the standard configure on the D's .
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:54 AM
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There is a back up camera option from Caterpillar you might want to look into, it's a real sweet system.
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:29 AM
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Nice machine. The two speed is great and I like how they protected the lights better. We do a lot of clearing and we have broke them a few times. Enjoy
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Old 12-27-2012, 02:09 PM
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Sweet machine.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:02 PM
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There is a back up camera option from Caterpillar you might want to look into, it's a real sweet system.
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Looking at that thing I would recommend that too, rear visibility?!? what are you looking at? Tree tops and airplanes or the ground a mile away?
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:32 PM
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Looking at that thing I would recommend that too, rear visibility?!? what are you looking at? Tree tops and airplanes or the ground a mile away?
I'd gladly trade a little bit of visibility for some of the new features in CAT's D series- speed sensitive ride control, return to dig, automatic work tool positioning (returns work tool to same position every time), eco mode, decelarator pedal, seat mounted joysticks, demand fan, AMICS, electronic torque management, straight line tracking, power turn, hydraulic accumulator (dead engine lower and level), finally has good engine hp and torque, self level both up and down, electronic snubbing on the lift (just like large wheel loaders), etc. I believe that most of these are standard too.

The fact is that with a back-up camera it should have "the best" rear visibility without even having to turn your head.
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