Is this really a Cat?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirty Water, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    It looks more a Komatsu?

    Does Cat have other companys build their greymarket rigs?
  2. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    They guy might have repainted it but I've seen several guys around here with older CAT zts excavators that look the same.
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its the 3 piece boom that made me wonder. I'm still excavator shopping, so I check the local listings every few days.
  4. jazak

    jazak LawnSite Senior Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 843

    Oh well I think they made two booms the one pictured is off[-set boom which is very popular in China, Japan, ext. It digs a square hole just like the other but instead of the stick moving side to side by the cab it does it up top.
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Yep, that'a grey. Any Cat excavator that says "REGA" on it is a grey. Plus, the little blue sticker with yellow Japanese symbols and the smiley face is slapped on just about all grey market machines, that's a dead giveaway.
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    I think the machine is orginally a Mitsubushi with a Cat name essentially the same machine you can tell it has the red stripe on it. I agree with Scag its a grey market machine.
  7. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 4,662

    You are not seriously considering buying a gray market machine are you?
    Hopefully you realize the potential problems you could face by doing that.
  8. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    Would you mind telling us?
  9. tylermckee

    tylermckee LawnSite Member
    from wa
    Posts: 248

    in my area you see a lot of grey market machines, guys dont really have problems getting parts for them. Some of the dealers ***** about it being a grey market machine but they still get you what you need, their just mad you don't have a machine from them.
  10. bbailey

    bbailey LawnSite Member
    from Vermont
    Posts: 115

    My Komatsu is a grey market machine and I have had no problem getting parts for it. My dealer has helped me each time with no problem.

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