Cat 289 D ?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Marek, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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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.
     
  2. toomuchtime

    toomuchtime LawnSite Senior Member
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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
     
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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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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  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Must be.LOL:rolleyes:
     
  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
     
  6. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.
     
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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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).
     
  8. bobcat_ron

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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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  9. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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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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  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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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?:dizzy:
     

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