New track loader questions

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by mdlwn1, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    I hate it when people bash Cat's purely over bucket size, put a bigger bucket on it if it bugs you. We run a 80" Bobcat 1.5 cubic yard bucket and it fricken moves mountains with more than enough power to grab a mafia block.
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  2. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    i've been looking at purely stats..and it seems from a pure data standpoint that cat and tak are equal as far as tipping weight. I wont be loading trucks....im most concerned with a low center of gravity as I will be climbing to some extent and light foot print for the turf i will be driving over (and hopefully not fixing after). The data just doesnt seem to jive with the seat of the pants feel though...kinda wierd. Speed doesn't matter to me so much, I only have a 1/3 mile to plow and the driveway is lined with metal edging...lol.
     
  3. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
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    That's why I said standard bucket :cool2:

    Cat must have an erection over those buckets because that's what they all come with. :laugh:
     
  4. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Please excuse my ignorance....orange and white...bobcats are korean? What do you mean by power tan?
     
  5. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Bobcat ron...do you agree that cats feel light out back? My seat of the pants feel is 5 years old at this point...lol. Someone mentioned that the tak's are noisy....like an old bobcat?
     
  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    They only feel light because of the torsion axles. They squat when you curl the bucket in under a load and the heel hits the ground and people say they have no power. I've had the same amount of weight on the forks of the company's 277C as I did on my TL130 and it feels the same, and my machine was smaller and rigid.
    Cab noise is all in how you are running it, wide open throttle and driving across hard ground will rattle the cab, but on the other side of the scale, I get real tired of the same rattling noise from the 277C's apparently smoother ride.
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  7. excav8ter

    excav8ter LawnSite Member
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    If you go the Takeuchi route....try to get a TL240. A friend of mine has the new TL10 and told me it takes about $40.00 a day more in fuel than his TL240 due to the emissions stuff.
     
  8. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    The new engine is bigger but 10 gallons extra a day? According too Taks website it went up from 3.1 to 3.3 gallons per hour.
     
  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    My neighbor just got a new Cat and for riding up and down the driveway listening too music it is a dream.
     
  10. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    That's strange. My buddy at CAT says they're getting pretty good fuel consumption out of the new Tier IV engines over the previous models.
     

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