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Old 03-18-2013, 10:39 PM
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Cat CTL C2's

Hi guys,Long time reader,First time posting.

I was looking at Cat's CTL C2's the other day and noticed that it looks like CAT shrunk the undercarrage or something?Then I saw a 279C2 in person yesterday and it looks really small in person,Like it doesn't even belong on the machine.Anyone know why CAT made them different?

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289c2

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:07 AM
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That does look kind of different, maybe it's the optical illusion of one machine parked at a slightly different angle. The only way to tell would be to measure the tracks on a specification site.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:48 AM
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Hi guys,Long time reader,First time posting.

I was looking at Cat's CTL C2's the other day and noticed that it looks like CAT shrunk the undercarrage or something?Then I saw a 279C2 in person yesterday and it looks really small in person,Like it doesn't even belong on the machine.Anyone know why CAT made them different?

289c



289c2



289C2- Measures 64" length of track on ground

289C- Measures 69.6" length of track on ground

(C2 measurement off cats website and the C off ritche specs)
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:07 PM
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There is obviously more space between the top of the track triangle and the "butt" of the machine on the C2 model.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:23 PM
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It's different for sure.

I ran a 299D today and it was really a nice CTL.

Anybody know when the 279D will be out?
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:34 PM
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Our 299D is running great, you can notice the power difference between the 289. I was talking to my salesman last week, he told me at the end of march they were switching over the plant to start making the 259C, and the 89 and 79D models were not to far behind. Hopefully he was not just bull sh$#ing me.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:52 PM
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Our 299D is running great, you can notice the power difference between the 289. I was talking to my salesman last week, he told me at the end of march they were switching over the plant to start making the 259C, and the 89 and 79D models were not to far behind. Hopefully he was not just bull sh$#ing me.
I didn't know you bought one?I've been a Bobcat guy my whole life.I tried a B-series skidsteer for a while and just could not get myself to like it.I've been reading alot about the 299D and everybody is raveing about how much they like it.Like I said before,I tried a 299D today and really,really liked it.I'm waiting to see what the 279D will bring to the table.
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:20 PM
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I didn't know you bought one?I've been a Bobcat guy my whole life.I tried a B-series skidsteer for a while and just could not get myself to like it.I've been reading alot about the 299D and everybody is raveing about how much they like it.Like I said before,I tried a 299D today and really,really liked it.I'm waiting to see what the 279D will bring to the table.
Yes we bought one we picked her up at the end of december. I love the power of this machine. I have got used to the reas visibility
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Old 03-19-2013, 11:23 PM
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I didn't know you bought one?I've been a Bobcat guy my whole life.I tried a B-series skidsteer for a while and just could not get myself to like it.I've been reading alot about the 299D and everybody is raveing about how much they like it.Like I said before,I tried a 299D today and really,really liked it.I'm waiting to see what the 279D will bring to the table.
Yes we bought one we picked her up at the end of december. I love the power of this machine. I have got used to the rear visibility, it is not as good as my 289 but not that bad, every one I have talked to that was there bigiest concern. I am with you I will love to see how the 289 279d machines turn out.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:10 AM
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