opinions on cat 277b with 18" tracks

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by woodlawnservice, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mainly will b used for grading,landscaping and on turf....some snow removal... not much at all...has 2000 hours and they asking $18,500.... is the undercarriages Any better on these than the smaller ones? I hear lots of crap talk on like the 247 and what not.
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  2. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Run like the wind. The bigger B Series are crap, the C series are slightly better. Both require selling a kidney to pay for repairs to the undercarriages.
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  4. ksss

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    I would tolerate a worse ride and more track noise and get a CTL. The MTL's do some neat things but nothing neat enough to justify what it costs to run them. Then to top it all off, they are nearly worthless at trade in.
     
  5. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen LawnSite Member
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    If you want the ASV undercarriage, buy an ASV machine.

    If you just want tracks, or don't want an ASV machine, buy whatever CTL you like...for some reason the ASV undercarriage does better on their machines than the CAT stuff.
     
  6. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    ASV built the machine around the tracks and it shows. CAT mounted the ASV tracks to their skid steer and it also shows.
     
  7. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
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    So..... this is what I was afraid of with the cats.... I been really.leaning towards a mustang, gehl or taki
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  8. John_DeereGreen

    John_DeereGreen LawnSite Member
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    Hence the reason I love my ASV stuff, and hated the CAT that was before it...haha
     
  9. dieselss

    dieselss LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The older asvs are bad too. We have 4. And 3 are always being repaired
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  10. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
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    i run a 277b it will float on many places that the tacki wont go
    it is a pain in the but when it needs fixed but with larry lugs and some love we got 1800 hurs out of the tracks doing swamp and wetlands mowing
    the stumps mess up some tracks but they never fell off.
    but for dirt work the tacki does just fine.
    the tracks for the cat cost a lot i would not buy one unless you need to hang out in the wetlands.
     

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