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any updates on the 100g's?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by PTSolutions, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,325

    I know there were some grumblings about the early build pt100g's, specifically about alot of electronic issues.

    I'm just wondering if the 2012s had most of that worked out. There is one listed on machinerytrader with 85 hrs for 73k, or a 2011 with 540hrs with forestry guarding for 61k.

    I love our rc100 but I want to think about selling it before I start running into major issues as it has about 2500 hrs on it and its our main machine.
     
  2. 74inchShovel

    74inchShovel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 107

    What I saw at the dealer a few months ago gave me reason to pause, I am not in the market for this machine but the mechanic I was talking to was working on a newer PT 100 with the hydraulic tank, plastic, that broke, underneath the motor. Required R&R of motor, transmission. Combine this with the plastic (?) fuel cell that wraps around the outside of the machine and you have the makings of very expensive and unnecessary repairs down the road. Its engineering decisions like these that would cause me to dismiss a machine at face value. This coming from someone who owns 2 terex/ASV machines.
     
  3. trailbuilder

    trailbuilder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    We traded our PT100 in for the JD 333D with mulcher and ahve been very happy with it.
     
  4. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,325

    After using our rc100 to mow some detention basins last week, I am absolutely convinced that an mtl is the right machine for us. We have worked in many places where a ctl would either have destroyed a lawn or sunk. Also we rely on it for snow services and dont want to have to swap to polar tracks every year.

    Besides, I like the op capacity of the 100 in the small package. Its 72" wide which means I can get it alot of places where the 84" JD wouldnt go.
     
  5. trailbuilder

    trailbuilder LawnSite Member
    Posts: 49

    I lost you on the MTL vs CTL....and since I have owned and run both machines and am confused.....I am guessing many readers have lost you too......please explain the cutoff for us for the abreviated ancronyms.

    Are you calling a RC 100 a "compact track loader" and a JD 333D a "midsize track loader" both under but close to the 100 HP? Is there a LTL too? (large size track loader).
     
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,068

    MTL = Multi-Terrain Loader, ASV/Cat suspended undercarriage. CTL = Compact Track Loader, rigid undercarriage offerings from the rest of the big manufacturers.
     
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Posts: 2,325

    Sorry for the confusion, but Scag got the description right. Cat's with models that end in 7 are mtls, 277, 287, 297 and units that end in 9 are ctls, 279, 289, 299 etc...
     
  8. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,840

    And ASV (now Terex) throws a big wrench into the mix since they've called their rubber tracked machines CTLs-Compact Track Loaders from the very beginnings back in the 90s. CAT first coined the term Multi-Terrain Loaders (MTLs) to differentiate from ASV in the early 2000s.
     

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