Cat 305 Cr Looking Better And Better

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by mrsops, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    hey guys im been going back and forth with cat and bobcat on a new mini ex but cat comes back with this today if i do purchase there cat 305 there giving me a 2 week demo on there 272 track machine sounds pretty good to me
     
  2. mhilton

    mhilton LawnSite Member
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    Hey Takeuchi is offering 2.9% financing for 5 years
     
  3. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    how much did that tl140 run you
     
  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Don't demo a Takeuchi.
    You will get too see some real power and it may scar you for life.:)
     
  5. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    yeah heard there a powerfull machine but a local guy near me hates it and cant wait to get rid of it said its been nothing but a headache since day 1
     
  6. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Yeah having too much power can be quite stressfull.:dancing:
     
  7. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    i guess so maybe hes trying to lift a house lol :nono:
     
  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Every manufacturer has problems.

    I would like too hear what problems the Takeuchi is having.
    It is good information for everyone.

    I demoed a 305 that was a 2005 and it was not very impressive.
    Multiple things in the cab were broke and it was pathetic power wise for a 6 ton machine.
    The Takeuchi TB145 was light years ahead of it power wise.
    We are smitten with rock hard red Clay and it was the only 5-6 ton machine that would pull a 3 foot bucket here.
     
  9. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
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    05....welcome to 08 and the CCR series...:weightlifter:
     
  10. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They're all right! So they sell you a $60K machine which you're back and forth on, and then get you to try out their new series skid steer thinking that you'll see all the updates compared to the Bobcats and voila, another potential sale!:laugh: Just giving you a hard time, but I wouldn't let that be the deciding factor. Chances are, they would probably give you that skid for a week anyway, seeing that you own several pieces of equipment. Smart sales tactics though.:drinkup:
     

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