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Old 12-26-2013, 04:24 PM
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Anbody have a Cat 289D CTL?

I currently have a Bobcat T250 and was planning on adding a new T750 to the fleet until my local Cat guy stopped by with an awesome price on a new 289d. The Cat is a little smaller on paper but the dealer claims it will perform the same as the T750...

For the price difference Im ok with a slight decrease in performance, is the dealer full of it or will the lower Hp Cat keep up with the T750? He couldn't cut me a deal like this on the 299D.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:00 PM
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What are you going to be using it for ?
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:12 PM
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What are you going to be using it for ?
Moving pallets of block, stone and ocasionsly loading small dumps. Most of our work is commercial walls. We dont use a skid to dig at all.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:15 PM
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Very few people need a 299. You could even look at the t650. Unless you need hyd flow it would be fine for you.

Aren't 299s over 100k now? 750 I think is 65 loaded in my area
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:29 PM
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Very few people need a 299. You could even look at the t650. Unless you need hyd flow it would be fine for you.

Aren't 299s over 100k now? 750 I think is 65 loaded in my area
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Im looking at the 289d, the size of the machine is a little bigger than my bobcat but less hp and lifting capacity. I dont think i need a 299 but i csnt go smaller than s 289. Im also curious if all the track issues have been fixed on the D models.

If i go bobcat i will get a 750, the 770 isnt worth the extra money to me and the 870 is to big and expensive. Yeah the 299 is around 100k, i can get a 289d with every option and a bucket for 61k.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:37 PM
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Im looking at the 289d, the size of the machine is a little bigger than my bobcat but less hp and lifting capacity. I dont think i need a 299 but i csnt go smaller than s 289. Im also curious if all the track issues have been fixed on the D models.

If i go bobcat i will get a 750, the 770 isnt worth the extra money to me and the 870 is to big and expensive.
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The 870 is way too big and lacking horsepower for its size.

Marek can help you he ordered a 289 but ended up with a 299
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:53 PM
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Moving pallets of block, stone and ocasionsly loading small dumps. Most of our work is commercial walls. We dont use a skid to dig at all.
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You should have no problem with a 289D performing those jobs. I watched a video of a CAT 259D lifting 4200lbs without too much trouble and the 289 is much more machine.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:28 PM
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Good to see Cat salesman are getting competitive. Our Cat salesman got within 3k or so when we bought our first T770 in 2010. I demo'ed both for a day, same jobsite and liked the Bobcat better. Cab of the 289C was nicer but that was it. Also I know Cat always gets fancy with their electronics but half of the crap they put in them now would only be for a few niche markets with the D-series.

Also the T770 over a T750 any day. We do redi-rock, Keystone, Anchor and other commercial unit and have been for over 25 years and the extra HP of the 770 is really nice. We have switched all of our equipment over from Case to Bobcat/Doosan in the last 4 years.

If you're loading trucks the lift height of the M-series BC's is really nice. Even when guys have cheater boards on I have never had an issue loading.



Sounds like you need to lean on your Bobcat guy a little more for a better price. lol.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:30 PM
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My 259b3 lifts 3500# pallets of pavers and blocks with out much problem.
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Old 12-27-2013, 06:56 AM
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Cat had special pricing that ended last Friday. So either the price you have is no good, or you would have got it cheaper last week. I got a great deal on my 259D. Deere and bobcat couldn't touch it. The cabs on the new D machines is super nice. I spent a lot of time in a bobcat, deere and Cat and i really liked the Cat the most.
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