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Old 10-29-2015, 10:17 PM
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Baking up some Crow pie

Well it had to happen eventually.



The loader is still goofy to me.
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:38 PM
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goofy is in the eye of the guy with the payment book
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Might as well change your name to john deere Ron
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Old 10-30-2015, 11:22 AM
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I'd rather take my chances with a woman and get hitched and take her last name.
I'm glad the Case never made the cut. Woof.
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Old 10-30-2015, 09:50 PM
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Certainly that pile of Deere crap isn't replacing the 279 is it?!?!?!
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I'd rather take my chances with a woman and get hitched and take her last name.
I'm glad the Case never made the cut. Woof.
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You would have been better off if it had.
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Old 10-31-2015, 03:17 PM
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You would have been better off if it had.
We couldn't see the bucket with the annoying window wiper sitting where it was. woof.

Papers were signed, getting a 96" laser box blade in the deal, 3 year warranty and extra hydraulic warranty next year and more counterweights. Once the computer for the laser system is on, I will put my back up camera on the 333, I went over the install, the cab guts are laid out very different, but it will work just as good.
Don't ask what the numbers are, I don't ever ask.

Small video I did pushing the 289 with plate to plate, gravel was too slick to get enough traction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLYP...ature=youtu.be

I'm currently looking for a beverage to wash down the awful taste of crow and I think I pooped out a feather this morning.
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Dude the Deere's are pretty sweet machines now. They've made a huge comeback since the 200 series. Tried my hand on a couple, they are nice machines. Having been a Cat guy for years, I'd be looking more at Deere now than Cat for most pieces of gear. Small dozers, excavators, compact, Deere is right in there with some solid choices.
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Old 11-01-2015, 03:42 PM
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Old 11-01-2015, 03:42 PM
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No doubt it's nice unit, but they have some drawbacks compared to Bobcat and Cat, mainly the lower front portion of the frame and rear angle of departures. Another big one is the amount of debris that gets caught on all the ledges around the tracks, along the counterweights and the area under the front door.
We are working on a spill guard for the bucket as we can already see damage to the bucket cylinder rods if we keep pushing gravel the way we did with the Cat.
But I do like the added view from the cab of the bucket.
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