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Old 01-23-2012, 11:50 PM
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D series cat skid steer

I just saw the photos on http://www.cat.com/news-and-events/machine-engine-press-releases of the new 299 and 272 d series skid steer and ctl. Looks like there is less visibility out the rear now with the tier 4 engine. They move the fuel fill back to the side of the machine, and it looks like the radiator is now in the rear of the machine. I can't give my final decision on the machines until I see one on person.
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Old 01-23-2012, 11:57 PM
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Not sure how they could have less visibility out the back than the C machine does.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:00 AM
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Looking at the pics the D machines look higher.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:20 AM
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I read the news release. Sounds like they have some interesting updates. Return to dig, return to tool position. Sounds cool. They upped the hp and torque which they needed to. The pictures were small hard for me see much exterior change.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:29 AM
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They are supposed to be at the world of concrete this week, hopefully someone will get some up close pics of the new machines.
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Old 01-24-2012, 02:23 AM
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Kinda interesting. Cat never mentions torque in their skid steers. You wont find a spec for it on any of their propaganda literature. Except when they increase it, its XX percent higher than it was before.... oh but were not telling what it is. I would love to met the person who runs their skid steer marketing plan.
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Old 01-24-2012, 09:28 AM
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Big question is, Kubota or Mitsubishi 3.8L engine?
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:16 AM
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This is the torque numbers I found for the 272D and 299D. Peak torque is 375 Nm (277 lb/ft).
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Old 01-24-2012, 11:28 AM
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Reading that press release makes me feel like Bobcat didn't do nearly enough in the hydraulic department even with the power to handle increased pump demands in their 700 and 800 series machines. BUT, I went through that once before.. when I jumped from an Bobcat s300 to a CAT 272c. The 272c didn't do much better other than be more comfortable. Compared to my s330, the 272c was still underpowered even though a lot of the specs said otherwise. But CAT definitely was comfortable to operate all day.

I am curious to see how this plays out. That 272d with 106hp is what I have been asking for..the extra hp to make hydraulic flow for work tools. Been asking Bobcat for that and they actually turn down the pump flow for the M series 700 series machines. Bobcat gives me 85 hp in an s750 and the same size motor in the large frame CTL is 99. I absolutely hate how they mess with the numbers. I was offered 92 hp but I would have had to take it with an additional 500 lbs or so of counterweights (s770) that I couldn't remove without 14 hrs of dealer labor, didn't need, and made cleaning out more difficult.

Uggghh. I've been griping about that for years. Kudos to CAT for upping the ante.
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:20 PM
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Here are some picture I found of the 272D. Don't know if you guys have seen it.
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