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Old 06-05-2009, 10:55 AM
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Wouldn't the 60/40 on the Deere decrease Tipping Load and Lift Capacity?
It would make it more stable but with a Cat C series you got an air suspension seat with the joysticks that move with the seat (The Best feature of the Cab)
If we were to trade in our Case 1845C, lets just say, we'd be making a trip up to Michigan CAT in Saginaw
I tested a Deere and it didn't impress me. So far CAT has impressed me.
Deere's stability of 60/40 also relates to the unit going forward up a steep incline where other 70/30 machines can not climb without rising up.

Bells and whistles don't make money - performance does. It seems these days more and more people want to operate equipment like their setting in their living room at home on the couch - only thing missing is snapping the fingers for the winch to get you another beer.

On job sites with both Deere CT332's and Cat 297C - 299C machines running together the Deere out performs the Cat's hands down (this is not just me spewing propaganda - operators of both machines tell us facts) Deere out pushes the Cat spreading and moving gravel piles and will out lift them moving large concrete road barriers - off loading them from tractor trailer flat beads Cat won't do.
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:04 AM
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there was a brochure for a new skid at my deere dealer yesterday
Only new literature released from Deere is the updated CTL including JY controls on the current 300 series.

I've got a few detailed photos of the new "D" series coming out but na naa na naaa na naaaa you won't see them any time soon from me

I'm hoping the rest of this year flies by pretty quick - can not wait until they are out. Deere address's a lot of current ergonomic issues with their current cab design as well as a bunch of other things to boot.
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:45 PM
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wow I'm not crazy someone else said it sweeeeet!
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:10 AM
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Only new literature released from Deere is the updated CTL including JY controls on the current 300 series.

I've got a few detailed photos of the new "D" series coming out but na naa na naaa na naaaa you won't see them any time soon from me

I'm hoping the rest of this year flies by pretty quick - can not wait until they are out. Deere address's a lot of current ergonomic issues with their current cab design as well as a bunch of other things to boot.
I'd like to see these new Loaders too because were looking to trading in our Case 1845C.
We actually have it on consignment at the dealer now, as you can see.
And sure enough, look what was next to it,
we've been eying it for a while now but we'd like to see these new Deeres and Bobcats. The new 435 sure is nice, though, we're demoing it next week.
We've been wanting to demo the Deere 325 and from there we'll discuss it.
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:29 AM
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Question for the Deere guys, have they fixed the water pump seals yet?
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Old 06-06-2009, 01:41 AM
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I agree some creature comforts are not necessary in a machine. However, Deere has the absolute worst ingress and egress of any skid steer. And, when you're in the cab, it's tight. I'm not a real tall guy, I'm 5'7" but Deere cabs are too damn short in terms of fore and aft length even for me.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:47 AM
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Question for the Deere guys, have they fixed the water pump seals yet?
We have seen no problems here.
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:49 AM
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Question for the Deere guys, have they fixed the water pump seals yet?
Mine leaks and it is a known defect and the dealer still wants to charge me a $200 deductible to fix it under warranty.
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Old 06-06-2009, 09:55 AM
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I agree some creature comforts are not necessary in a machine. However, Deere has the absolute worst ingress and egress of any skid steer. And, when you're in the cab, it's tight. I'm not a real tall guy, I'm 5'7" but Deere cabs are too damn short in terms of fore and aft length even for me.
I disagree

And I am 6'4"
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Old 06-06-2009, 10:35 AM
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Mine leaks and it is a known defect and the dealer still wants to charge me a $200 deductible to fix it under warranty.
If there's a deductible, it has to be full machine extended warranty phase. That's the only time you'd have a deductible, the way it was explained to me. I've never heard of that problem. Have heard of a couple of engine cover water leaks that require the engine to be pulled to fix and reseal, but nothing with the water pump.

6'6" here and no problems with the cab. Time in the seat and figuring out the right way to get in and out are the key. I wouldn't trade the visibility I get for more fore/aft space that serves no purpose. I'm in there to work, not relax.
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