New Cat 257D any thoughts?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ClassicLawnCareInc, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Flat ground is fine with the singles but if you are in stumps , hills or rocks the go with the triple flange idlers. We also added the spacer to run the tracks even tighter and now we can run side hill without the tracks wanting to pop off
     
  2. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ron... the later versions of the C2 had some software updates and were a lot better, but still not where they should have been compared to true pilot controls.

    The new D series have an altogether new software and I could not get them to chatter when I ran one...and I tried. Time will tell.
     
  3. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The triple flange also gives a smoother ride.
     
  4. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    With the torsion track system and ride control they ride great
     
  5. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Im going to throw one more machine into the mix.

    Bobcat T650. My local dealer has 1 left in stock pre emmission.
     
  6. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    What are the thoughts on these?
     
  7. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    You need to demo one. I love them. Friend hates them.

    Friend brought an svl75 from pa and they killed gateways price
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  8. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    One other thing about the bobcat. The glass is on the outside of the protection screen. Can't imagine how many more windows we would go thru with that set up
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  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's what engineers call "forward thinking". Expect more of it in the future. :confused:
     
  10. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    My buddy selling Bobcat says you can't defrost the side windows with the mesh on the inside and you can't wipe the condensation off either. This is a problem during the snow removal season. they have broken some windows, but it is not too bad as long as you are not working with brush.
     

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