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New Mini Pics

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by qps, Jun 18, 2007.

  1. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,484

    Cat C304CR...
    Sorry if too many pic's...demoing the 272C in a day or two...:cool2:





  2. tthomass

    tthomass LawnSite Gold Member
    from N. VA
    Posts: 3,497

    nice machine.......what will you be doing?
  3. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,504

    That is one sharp Cat. When and if I ever have enough business, Cat is the first on my list, then Deere, Case/kobelco. But starting out and as high as they cost I may just by some cheaper foreign brand to start until I get enough business to keep it busy and then step up to one of the big boy brands. Nothing wrong with the foreign brands I guess. Im just more into the traditional brands I guess. I like the looks of the Volvo's and I here Kubota and Takeuchi is good.
  4. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,504

    The Deere's are foreign also (Hitachi). Looks like the foreign companies make something for almost all brands anymore. I imagine the Cat cost more than the rest. That would be the only reason I would not buy the Cat. Cat is at the top of my list.
  5. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,484

    Whatever I can:laugh:
    It has the new angle blade, thumb control on the right hand pilot and boom shift on the left hand pilot, no foot controls except to steer...someone here stated once that a thumb was one of the best purchases ( maybe Shane KSSS ) and I would have to agree, its amazing how much easier it makes of lifting and moving objects.....report on the C series skidsteer to follow this week.....

  6. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 236

    where is that cat made? affiliated with another brand?
    doesnt cat build some of their smaller excavators in japan?
  7. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,484

    I believe all mini's are made oversea's...this one came over on a slow boat from china.....long story:hammerhead:
  8. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,260

    Looks good. I almost bought one of those but got cold feet! Could use one though. I will have excavator sub #1 at one job this week then another excavator at another job.
  9. Lazer_Z

    Lazer_Z LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Posts: 2,579

    Tim, you suck lol. I got a chance to demo a regular 305 and then I got a chance to sit in a 303C CR at a hard scape show here in NJ and I wanted to order a new C right on the spot just because of the cab and new control layout even though I currently have no use for a mini ex. Good luck and enjoy.

  10. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,484

    Yeah, there no comparsion in the digging power IMO...it's got a quick coupler 12/24/36 buckets, also...a/c am/fm/cd

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