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Old 10-09-2014, 08:39 PM
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Man that Kobelco looks like a nice machine.

Cats love the fuel, it's crazy how much they burn compared to other makes.
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Old 10-09-2014, 08:58 PM
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But why is the question? Why do they need so much more fuel yet it seems 9 out of 10 excavators around me are cats? If they guzzle it why does everyone stick to them?
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Old 10-09-2014, 09:12 PM
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But why is the question? Why do they need so much more fuel yet it seems 9 out of 10 excavators around me are cats? If they guzzle it why does everyone stick to them?
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Because they have Cat underwear

More and more people are buying elsewhere around here. I've had so many people complain abotu what piles of junk the new D series skids, MTL's and CTL's are. A guy went back to a C series he hated his 279D so much.
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Old 10-12-2014, 10:58 PM
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Man that Kobelco looks like a nice machine.

Cats love the fuel, it's crazy how much they burn compared to other makes.
Thanks! Very very happy with the machine so far. It's crazy just how much money the fuel savings add up to be at the end of the year. Don't get me wrong I liked the 329e we had on the rto program but the kobelco burns almost 1/5th the fuel , and I feel it is stronger then the cat.
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:55 PM
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Got a Cat 299d xhp with forestry package /mulcher coming in on demo tomorow . I will be sure to take lots of pictures. Anyone have any experience good or bad with the 299?
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:20 PM
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Thanks! Very very happy with the machine so far. It's crazy just how much money the fuel savings add up to be at the end of the year. Don't get me wrong I liked the 329e we had on the rto program but the kobelco burns almost 1/5th the fuel , and I feel it is stronger then the cat.
yeah Ive been watching the fuel rates on the new 160. it averages about 2.9-3.1 gallons a hour pretty much wide open. I think my 210 is around 4-4.5 gallons a hour wide open. Its nice to be able to work 2-3 days on a job with one tank of fuel!


still cant get over that cat drinking that much fuel a hour.
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Old 10-14-2014, 10:33 PM
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Got a Cat 299d xhp with forestry package /mulcher coming in on demo tomorow . I will be sure to take lots of pictures. Anyone have any experience good or bad with the 299?
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love our 299d (not xhp). Was a bit apprehensive at first hoping I made the right decision, but I haven't second guessed myself at all. It's a joy to operate, super comfortable, great visibility, a lot of adjustment for the operator in both the controls and layout.
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