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Old 02-09-2010, 08:23 PM
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Cat hoes last the longest, period. You won't find a hoe that lasts longer than Cat, just doesn't exist. Deere comes in second, Komatsus start falling apart after 10,000 hours. I've seen a FEW 10,000+ hour Komatsus out there but not very many. Ran a PC200-6 with 12,000 hours and a PC400-6 with 11,000 at the last outfit I was with. They both ran okay but were pretty tired and in all honesty, probably about to get traded off from what I had heard from the boss. We have a Cat 315L at work with 15,000 hours, still going. Don't get me wrong, Komatsu builds a good hoe they just don't last as long. Komatsus are good producers and will get the job done without a doubt but to say Cat builds a crappy hoe that doesn't last simply isn't matter of fact.
I love to throw rocks every chance I get at Cat but I don't think you can call them the best - or worst.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:32 PM
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We have 2 6000 hour 320C's, and 1 has a dancing boom issue on the main pin.
Don't trash Cat unles you got some serious proof, we have NEVER had issues with our Cat's, all 3 320's and an older 330B that my brother bought USED with 6000 hours already hammered in to it.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:39 PM
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You can argue against Cat from a production standpoint, I understand some guys just don't believe they can produce as well as others. However, from a reliability, resale, and longevity standpoint, Cat is practically impossible to beat.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:44 PM
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I regularly run a Hitachi 450 with over 45,000 hours on it, and it still goes like a top. Structurally, yes Cat is strong, but after the hours start to mount up, they get very jerky and down right hard to do any fine work with. They are built heavier, but they are slower, burn more fuel, and the lack of fine control as they age is a major issue for anybody I have ever talked to. Even the Cat dealer mechanics here admit the hoes are junk. Just because it says Cat on it doesn't make it a good machine. I never said they are the worst out there, but I sure wouldn't buy one. I could go on and on, but I know the folks who live and breath Cat will just continue to argue because it's Cat.

Anything under 10,000 hours is practically brand new.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:56 PM
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How old is that 450 with 45,000 hrs.?
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:02 PM
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Thank God for Volvo.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:04 PM
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How old is that 450 with 45,000 hrs.?
Don't know for sure, but I woud guess 8 to 10 years.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:12 PM
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Don't know for sure, but I woud guess 8 to 10 years.
45,000 hours on a 10 year old machine? That is like 12 hours a day seven days a week for 10 year straight????????
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:26 PM
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45,000 hours on a 10 year old machine? That is like 12 hours a day seven days a week for 10 year straight????????
Yep, we work our iron here.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:30 PM
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I don't see it...u gotta be a twitter member to see it?
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