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Demoing a Deere 323d ctl

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by minimax, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. minimax

    minimax LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 734

    Ron,you sould get your facts right before bash some other brand of machine.
    On the new deere d skid's and ctl's you have roller to run aux hyd. and there is a button to lock it on. you set the speed of the flow and the way to have it run,and then hit the set button.

    minimax
     
  2. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,724

    picasso- trade that thing in right away! It sounds likes its cursed!
     
  3. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,724

    Minimax- do you have a picture thread? Id sure like to see your machines in action looks like you have a solid setup. Also how many hours are on the 35, and have u had any troubles? How does it handle the mower? Im looking at possibly trading the 334 in on a used 35d.
     
  4. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,082

    I know that, every machine has that, but not the dump valve set up, push a button and the return oil goes in the tank, same place the case drain line goes to, and yet turn the system off, and it returns to a double pressure system. The Deere/Hitachi mini's had this set up, a valve you turn under the cab entry area for hammer, one reason my Dad bought the ZX27.
     
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,325

    I'm 6 foot and no I don't wear a hat, I don't want to hide my sexy locks.
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  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nope, then you don't have the "smarties dent" then.
     
  7. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,325

    thats the plan, kinda.

    i have three ways to go on this deal...

    plan 1) trade it in on a new machine, they both offered me a very good trade in value. New machine will be just shy of 60k

    plan 2) let cat sell it and rent until i find a repo machine loaded out how i want it. machine with less then 500hrs will be 43-45k.

    plan 3) let cat sell it and then go buy a lightly use 332 with 400 hours loaded out for 30k. no warranty on the machine.

    pros/cons

    plan 1) i will have to wait 4-7 weeks to get my machine, however it will be exactly what i want, i wont be able to buy another machine until i get this one paid off or paid back a lot.

    plan 2) i may have to wait months and months burning up money on a rental. shoot it may never come and then i got boned on the trade in of my machine and then i have to step up to the plate to buy new at a big disadvantage.

    plan 3) this may be the smartest business decision, it will alow me to get into a newer machine to avoid downtime and repairs. It will alow me to buy a second machine (mini exc. dozer or wheel loader) this year with out stressing out about money. However i really want a nice machine well equiped so i dont mind running it for 15 hours a day.


    what do you guys vote?
     
  8. minimax

    minimax LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 734

    TSS, I have had only one prob. and that was with the a/c had valve go out.
    For mowing I could use more cooling but a extra oil cooler on the roof fixed that and it was only a prob on 85 deg and hotter days. machine has almost 3000 hrs. Look up some my old treads and you will find lots of pics.

    minimax
     
  9. JDSKIDSTEER

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,163

    I vote to get the new 333D and purchase 60 month powertrain / hydraulic warranty.
     
  10. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,325

    I belive you could have a somewhat biased opinion.
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