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Old 08-14-2012, 10:58 PM
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that 299 is a new ctl, isnt it? looks pretty tough!
Yup, big machine. Just can't see anything out the back
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:31 PM
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Amazing pics of the Cats, as much as I hate to say it, Cat still amazes me, but something tells me, 10 years from now they are going to look back at the E series excavators and D series skid steers and say "WTF were we thinking?"
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:40 AM
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How did you guys like the 316E?
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:10 AM
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How did you guys like the 316E?
Nice machine, couldn't see anything out the side/back, but it has a camera and a screen in the cab, that actually worked well. This particular one had trouble digging in the hard clay, but I think the machine was set up wrong for the conditions, the stick was way to long.
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Old 08-15-2012, 02:05 PM
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Amazing pics of the Cats, as much as I hate to say it, Cat still amazes me, but something tells me, 10 years from now they are going to look back at the E series excavators and D series skid steers and say "WTF were we thinking?"
Why because of the poor visibility out the back ??
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:13 PM
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Why because of the poor visibility out the back ??
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:34 PM
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I just purchased a 305.5 D excavator a couple of weeks ago, I was talking to my salesman about the new E series bigger excavators because I saw a few in there yard and noticed how high the engine compartment was, and he told me they either had to extend the back of the machine out or go up...and Cat decided to go up.

Thank the EPA it is to house all the emissions junk !!!
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Old 08-15-2012, 03:37 PM
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Funny why they even had to go either up or out when everyone else has stayed the same except for a few inches up, not a few feet.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:45 PM
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How did you guys like the 316E?
it was a very nice machine. Kinda weak in the hard clay we were digging but like tom said it had the long stick, q/c and big bucket that just killed its breakout force.

As far as working in the woods I'd never take one onto a clearing job. you cant see your right side and there would be a smashed door the first day. cameras nice on the back but I doubt it would still work after a couple years.
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:52 AM
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So caterpillar invites myself, tomG and my other friend justin, all team members from the tv show we will be on soon.

So here we go 2 day VIP access to whatever we wanted to see.


lets start off with the worlds supply yard for cat skid steers. never knew it was 45 mins from my house. Cat plant there make 112 machines a day and at all times are are 750 machines on the yard. most are already owned by dealers and will be shipped out within the week
From the looks of the pictures and videos on this thread, it looks like they've really improved that factory since I worked there. Impressive given the soft (overall) global demand for compact equipment.

Nice that you were able to go, take pictures, and share them here! Thanks.
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