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Old 11-28-2013, 05:41 PM
whiffyspark whiffyspark is offline
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I may be in the market for your machine If i get this last contract for snow. May be looking for a few subs, marek you doing snow? this site is in landover.

I just brought a 2 yd spreader this weekend, I need to sell a 1.5 yd, 11hp leaf vac, and a slot machine. Craiglist has been HORRIBLE for selling this year.
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Old 11-28-2013, 06:28 PM
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My machine is a 2004 242 B enclosed cab a/c heat. 950 hrs. Im either gonna trade it r sell it, Wont have a need for it once I get the new one. My buddy may buy it from the dealer as he needs one but needs to finance it.

Marek how did the shop look?
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:34 PM
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I may be in the market for your machine If i get this last contract for snow. May be looking for a few subs, marek you doing snow? this site is in landover.

I just brought a 2 yd spreader this weekend, I need to sell a 1.5 yd, 11hp leaf vac, and a slot machine. Craiglist has been HORRIBLE for selling this year.
Always. Only piece we don't have a job for yet is the big tractor. It has a 12' push box on one end and 12' plow on the other
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:22 AM
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We like our 259B, we only have 900 hours on it, but have had no issues so far. I am anxious to try the D to see what improvements they have made, since we may be adding another machine next spring. I was hoping they would hit my dealer before the snow came to get demo in the dirt, to know if we should just buy another B before they are gone, and save some money or order a D series. I still do not like the E/H pilot controls. I have been running the B series cats for 9 years now so that seems like all I know, and have not liked any of the E/H units I have tried. I have not tried one since the C's first came out though so hopefully they made some improvements.
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:08 AM
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The controls on the new machines are 10x more responsive than they were on the C machines and the C s were nice.
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Old 11-29-2013, 06:37 PM
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The controls on the new machines are 10x more responsive than they were on the C machines and the C s were nice.

I don't think the C series EH is nice at all. Actually I couldn't believe CAT would release it and not find a solution for that shutter in the hyd. I experienced it on a 279C which was new. Shakes the whole machine.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:01 PM
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Our C never had the shake problem , but is no where near as sensitive or responsive as the new D
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Old 11-29-2013, 09:25 PM
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I can make our 289C2 shake faster than Michael J Fox, just flick the loader pilot control at half throttle.
I do notice at idle, I can't feather the loader, there is no in between, either the valve opens, or it stays closed, and it will shutter.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:00 AM
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Hey Marek you said you changed out your idler wheels to triple something? What does that do.
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Old 12-02-2013, 08:30 AM
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Keeps the track from popping off in rough conditions.

Mulching guys use them
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