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D series cat skid steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Stick Pro, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Posts: 3,757

    looks like it has a wedgy... but looks pretty cool. There wasn't much visibility out of the back to begin with.. what's a little less. Moving the radiator to the back, IF, that means it would be easier to service the other components would be a good thing. I hope CAT's specs are right so that it will raise the bar. I've been griping for a long time that the machines this size are capable of more hydraulic and engine power. Seems CAT is taking it up a notch. Wonder what that will do to the market for Supertrak machines?
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    The Cat B series has the best visibility of all Cat series. I am currently in a 1000 hour old 226B2 and I am just in love with it. I am glad I ran a track off the 277C, man that big bastard of a skid steer sucks.
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  3. SellingIron

    SellingIron LawnSite Senior Member
    from FTE
    Posts: 661

    Wow, That thing has a big Azz..I tried to open the link but no luck... Is the picture of the cat 299 have a true tier IV engine in it. I didn't think kubota had one just yet..
  4. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Posts: 544

    Rear visibility looks worse than the C series.

    Didn't think that was possible.
  5. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,101

    I hope back up camera's are optional like on the excavators.
  6. Dave1936

    Dave1936 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    The New D Series has a Cat Branded Kubota. as well as the E Series Excavators.
  7. Dave1936

    Dave1936 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    The Supertraks still use the 4.4 Cat. 140HP soon to be 170HP with Tier 4.

  8. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    Check those exposed hyd lines near the drive motors. That looks like a problem if your mulching.
  9. Dave1936

    Dave1936 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    Good Point, Supertrak has 3/8 plate guarding under those lines. Going on 4 yrs never replaced one yet. Whole machine is guarded very well.
  10. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,110

    Yellow I pm'd you
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