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Old 09-02-2014, 12:20 AM
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The Takkies don't go fast enough to have a rough ride...

They do have the best controls and I like not having to mess with the safety buttons. Love the roll up door. I do wear ear protection so the noise isn't a problem. I also like the visibility from sitting up.

I guess in the end you have to balance comfort, production and money.
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Old 09-02-2014, 05:41 AM
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Absolutely I have a Cat because it will do what I ask it to do. And it is by far the most comfortable SSL/MTL/CTL I've ever ran. Ever. It's not the smoothest, but if you're not 100% on the controls you can do anything a "smoother" machine can do. I know it's a lot nicer than either my 763 or 435 Case.
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I will about Bet it is the smoothest CTL out there.
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:25 AM
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I will about Bet it is the smoothest CTL out there.
I agree. The Cat CTLs have the longest amount of track on the ground AND a suspension. Factor in the speed sensitive ride control and the air ride seat with the integrated joysticks and there is no close comparison.
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Old 09-02-2014, 04:40 PM
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I will about Bet it is the smoothest CTL out there.
I meant loader controls, sorry.
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Old 09-03-2014, 07:10 AM
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Decided on a 299d. Already had the triple flange rollers installed front and rear. XPS, 2pseed, quick coupler, radio, air ride heated seat. Should pick it up this week.
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:59 AM
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the three biggest areas on them for rattles are the front idler carriages slop vertically and laterally in the rails, lower quick attach pin shim wear (quick attach plate bangs back and forth between boom arms), and the door rollers get worn (operating w/ door open really makes annoying noise).
All 3 of these are the only places my TL230 makes noise from. I will agree that the cab could use some updates to match other CTL's on the market but as far as what the machine can do for it's size it's here to kick ass and take names. If you could put a Cat D series cab with a roll up door on a Tak you'd have a near perfect machine.

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swanny is right you can replace the little plastic rollers and the rubber stoppers on the roll up door and it will make a pretty noticeable difference.
Do you get the new rollers and stoppers from the dealer or do you have another source? My machine has 970hrs on it and the door drives me crazy. Functionality is awesome but the rattling is insane.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:53 AM
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I love my T650 for comfort. Air-ride seat, roller suspension, joysticks, I barely feel bumps.

My back thanks me for the comfort value.
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I had a builder ask me how much an hour for my skidsteer and I told him about 400.00 and hour. He look puzzled and I said I can only stand too run one for 2 hours at a time and I need 800.00 a day so there you go.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:03 PM
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I had a builder ask me how much an hour for my skidsteer and I told him about 400.00 and hour. He look puzzled and I said I can only stand too run one for 2 hours at a time and I need 800.00 a day so there you go.
Now that's funny!!
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:06 PM
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Do you get the new rollers and stoppers from the dealer or do you have another source? My machine has 970hrs on it and the door drives me crazy. Functionality is awesome but the rattling is insane.
Dealer is the only place I know of, unless you're able to modify and use other parts. Running the machine with the door open (especially on hard surfaces and gravel) creates the most stress on the rollers/shafts which are a bit weak to begin with, imo. Making sure the door is pinned back on the rubber bumper helps too.
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