New Cat 257D any thoughts?

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

  1. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think the loader arms are redesigned. I noticed something different when I looked at them this year they don't have the enclose the more open like bobcats.

    I had no problem seeing anything out of them. The seat is adjustable front to back I believe. The cab is huge though for sure
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  2. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm just going by what I have been told but appreciate your info. I would definitely try it out well before buying. I have also heard from somewhere else the kubotas lack hydraulic flow for brush cutters and such.
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  3. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    Either way Im sticking with a Cat over the Kubota b/c of the service.

    Im 90% thinking the ctl now.
     
  4. whiffyspark

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    I've heard that as well. You know as well as I do you need to match attachments to the machine so it may be as simple as that.

    I also heard there coming out with a 100+ HP machine for mulching, but no solid info on that yet

    I think Youre making the right decision over a mtl. Take a look at metro bobcat too theres one in your area. If you come down tonpg I have a friend in forestville
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  5. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    K k I'll take a look
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  6. whiffyspark

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    If you call forest ville his name is Roberto. A t590 is about the same size as the 259.
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  7. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    I've had great luck with my current cat 242b it'd take a heck of a deal to switch
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  8. ClassicLawnCareInc

    ClassicLawnCareInc LawnSite Senior Member
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    They have 1 on its way to the dealer now. A new 259 Ctl enclosed cab heat ac manual quick couplet 2 speed n proportional hydro . Is there any other options that are must have ?
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  9. TNGrassCutter

    TNGrassCutter LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Hydra ulic coupler if you switch attachments much.
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  10. whiffyspark

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    Yeah hydro coupler is nice for a yard machine to switch between forks and bucket
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