New Cat Excavators

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by raschmid07, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. alco

    alco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    You know, there is one good thing to come out of this for Cat.

    Now they'll actually have something to compete against C series Deeres with...lmao.
  2. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    Wow... I didn't realize your dislike was so deep-rooted!

    I should figure out who's running their pilot builds and try to get you one. Win your cold little heart right over. :weightlifter:
  3. coopers

    coopers LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If that's the case I'd stick with the older units then. That does suck how high the shroud is. I have noticed it seems the D series Deere's have a higher shroud but I could be wrong. I have not looked at one in person yet.
  4. alco

    alco LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 255

    Hahahaha, I'm just bustin' your chops. In all honesty though, I really doubt they'd wanna take one one field follow. We've done our time with that end of things, they aren't really into being a guinea pig again.

    That being said, I'd happily take a free ticket to the proving grounds to try one
  5. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    Naw, I know you're just giving me a hard time. :drinkup:

    It'd be difficult for me to persuade anyone who to talk to on field follow. I suggested a FF customer for another product a few years ago and was rebuffed -- "We don't want a customer that operates a competitive product," they had said. (There was good reason for this, but I was at least still part of the company back then.)
  6. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,724

    Looks fugly with that engine shroud so high. I guess its the future look for all excavators.:hammerhead:
  7. Boss Exc.

    Boss Exc. LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    Found two more...

  8. Justin

    Justin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 54

    The cab looks somewhat like a mix of a Deere/komatsu and a case. And that engine cover is waayyyyy high. Looks like a 45 ton machine. And deere's backside actually went down a little bit with the d's. At first I didn't like deere's new volvo colors but now I love em. Didn't like a volvo's either but i've grown to like them.
    I can't say much about cat's bigger hoes(s365 and 85) but hated the 350. the 345 was a way better machine. I'm more used to a smaller 325 and down. Can't say one thing nice about any 320's besides d's. The 315 and 318 are decent. And i have never seen any cat hoe good on fuel. They are built good but just don't seem to hold up in the long run.
  9. Ozz

    Ozz LawnSite Senior Member
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  10. raschmid07

    raschmid07 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 122

    I was just reading my ENR and read an article about Cat's future clean-air measures. These are going to be a lot a numbers at once, but pretty interesting. In 2009, Cat spent $6 million per working day for research & development for new, cleaner diesel engines, and $7.5 billion over the past six years. The article also said that prices will rise by about 12% over the next four years for all new machines. As many people have been pointing out, the engine compartment is about 12 inches taller than current models because of the never restrictiond. Finally, the 336E in the pictures earlier is headed to Kewit for job-testing.

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