any $ on new c series?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by P.Services, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
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    has any one got prices on the new c series cat ctl's?

    my dealer told me he just sold a 289c/steel undercarrige high flow, cab ac/heat, hydro coupler for around 70k

    he also said the steel uc is only around 500 more then the mtl uc. i was suprised.
     
  2. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They should offer the CTL's at a lower price than an equivalent MTL. Since they are not using someone else's U/C, or at least ASV's, I don't see why they wouldn't be cheaper, even with more steel. If they stay in the same ball park as other OEM CTL's, they should be a descent seller. If they jack them up to dozer prices, more than what some MTL's sell for, forget it.
     
  3. P.Services

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    i agree, he said they cant keep any on the lot, as soon as they get one its sold.
    i sat in one and ran around the lot real quick and must say thoughts of trading in the deere for a down payment on a ctl and a 305 are dancing in my head.
     
  4. stuvecorp

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    I still can't believe someone would pay that much (doesn't matter on brand) for a skid/track loader.

    Sorry, it just boggles me. I'll be quiet now.
     
  5. P.Services

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    i agree it is alot, but how much $ will you make over the course of 2,000 hours of work with it?
     
  6. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I wouldn't even consider paying $70k for a CTL, especially if it wasn't even the largest size available. I know they can be had for less, but if that salesman was telling the truth, I think he's laughing all the way to the bank. Insane IMO. Prices of CTL's have become out of site. Skids too for that matter.
     
  7. P.Services

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    yeah but what are you going to do? i know i cant build one.
     
  8. Bleed Green

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    dont say that you are thinking about trading the deere in for a cat too loud or bobcat ron will be right in saying i told you so
     
  9. stuvecorp

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    If guys wouldn't spend that much do you think the price could be more reasonable? Alot of it depends on your situation, like how many hours you will put on per year, what type of work you do. For me a $17,500 skid is doing everything I need it to do, I really wanted a new machine(440s3 with the bells and whistles) but if I would have spent on a new machine that would have tied money up so no excavator or hydroseeder for me.

    Everyone has a different way of doing stuff, just have to run the numbers honestly sometimes.
     
  10. P.Services

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    yeah i agree but i also think the compitition among brands keeps things in check (some what). if you dont NEED a ctl or mtl then your waisting money but i know i have done a few jobs that nothing but a ctl could have done. i cleared a lot in a swamp because no one else could do it, i bid the job knowing that and needless to say i cleaned up on that one.

    i thought long and hard about wheel vs tracks and have never looked back.
     

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