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Old 07-05-2013, 08:53 PM
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He has a 279c model he bought last year and it has an undercarraige like my Tak but with the double flange in the front and single in the back.
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Old 07-06-2013, 12:58 PM
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they do have the triple flange now it is also availible as a retro fit on the older c model machines
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Old 07-06-2013, 01:39 PM
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140+ hours on our 289C2 and never had any issues or close calls with tracks running off. I think it's an operator issue if you have complaints with the rollers.
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Old 07-06-2013, 02:50 PM
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140+ hours on our 289C2 and never had any issues or close calls with tracks running off. I think it's an operator issue if you have complaints with the rollers.
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Must be.LOL
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:00 PM
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Given the amount of complaining that I read on HEF I don't think it was purely operator error. CAT had numerous different flange configurations they were trying in an effort to stop these from detracking.
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Old 07-06-2013, 06:44 PM
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Given the amount of complaining that I read on HEF I don't think it was purely operator error. CAT had numerous different flange configurations they were trying in an effort to stop these from detracking.
Some people like these machines but as far as actual production, power, bucket power etc it will not hold a candle to my TL140. The cab is super quiet and the ride is great but you cannot see anything up high. It would be miserable loading a dump with this thing.

I will add that owner has ran equipment his whole life so he would fit the definition of an experienced operator.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:08 PM
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I demoed one and I liked the ride. Probably the single most impressive aspect of the machine. However that torsion system is not without its issues either. If you want a nice riding CTL its gonna cost you upfront and per hour, all depends on what value one puts on ride quality. I think ride control negates some of the torsion suspension benefits without any wear costs. What I really couldn't wrap my head around was the cost. Simply ridiculous for the level of production (which was acceptable IMHO, but not at the price they wanted for an almost stripped machine).
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:13 PM
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Loading trucks is hands down better than any other loader I have used, that huge window above your head is the feline's anus. Pushing power flat out is insane. I can get sand and gravel against the front window. And easy on fuel too.
Don't knock 'em until you put 100+ hours on the Cat CTL units.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:15 PM
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I'd have to second Ron's comment that I thought the view up through the overhead window was actually pretty good.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:23 PM
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I'd have to second Ron's comment that I thought the view up through the overhead window was actually pretty good.
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Well what do you do when the overhead window is dirty or the bucket is in the very large void between the front window and the top one? Use the Force?
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