Mulching Job Pics

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ShawnH, Nov 19, 2009.

  1. ShawnH

    ShawnH LawnSite Member
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    He said they told him it was on the property but he didnt know where it was located but it was a surprise to me.
     
  2. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
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    supposedly we have two graves on our property but they are unmarked. I don't know if it's true or not. My neighbor has a family cemetary, however. Our property wasn't ever used for much so I think it's just a rumor. If I ever found them, I'd fix it up as I hate to see any grave sites in poor repair.
     
  3. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice pics. That grave stone is really cool.

    The 289C and 299C share the exact same cooling system (radiator, cooler, hydraulic tank, etc.) They also have the same 3.3L Mitsubishi engine, other than the injector and the aftercooler on the 299C so I would expect both of them to have the same cooling capacity. The XPS high flow system is identical too and the 299C would actually run the attachment a bit better due to more engine torque and hp. Nice looking machine.
     
  4. DCsouth

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    Additional info. They changed the pumps on the new 9 series with the new steel undercarriage and it altered how they mulch. I am still trying to get details but was told they went down on the inpliment pump size. I have run many 7 series and 9 series and the 7's perform better, so what I was told makes sense. The new undercarriage just takes more hyd power to run and with limited hp that is not good.
    Head choice is yours, but if your ready for production I can suggest a monster. But you have to make money with what you have.
    Nice work though. Sucks you loose as much time as you have. That seriously affects your bottom dollar!!
     
  5. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Someone gave you bad information. The 287/289/297/299 all use the same exact XPS pumps, hyd. reservoirs, oil coolers, etc. The 297/299 are different because they have an aftercooler.
     
  6. DCsouth

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    Thanks for the reply. I knew some of the info I recieved was wrong because I did know all the high flows were the same. My tune for the heads for all the above is basiclly the same. Know when you run them the 9's do run different because of the track difference. They came out and checked one in the field and good grief at all the computer test they ran. They are as bad as cars these days.
    Bleed, have you seen how some dealers are cutting the rear doors and adding vents in them. That has helped some Cat's I have seen with cooling problems.
     
  7. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. DCsouth

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    Something I did remember. The cooling fans on these tractors are hyd driven, computer controlled. You can go into the settings with the laptop they use and set the fan to run on high all the time. For those in climates where that would be beneficial.
     
  9. ShawnH

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    I was told by the CAT mechanic last time I was in that the cut rear doors is part of the forestry package but I think I have only seen that done on the 297 and 299.
     
  10. ShawnH

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    Another mod is to have the fans change directions every so often to help blow some of the dust out of the coolers.
     

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