Terex pt 60 vs Newholland c227

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by manac, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. manac

    manac LawnSite Member
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    I'm looking at buying a new skid steer I have a asv rc 60 now and want to upgrade but was wondering if anyone has some experience with a c227 it will be used for mostly landscaping . The reason I'm looking at theres brands is because they are the only two where i live all other brand dealers are approx. 2 hrs away.I like my rc 60 but a new pt 60 is approx. 10000 more than a c227 is a terex really that much better to demand a 20% premium? Thanks
     
  2. TMlawncare

    TMlawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The terex is a 2 speed with really fast travel speed. The ground clearance, approach/departure angle is unmatched. It has a super light foot print but still is very efective for winter work. That's why I chose Terex.
     
  3. manac

    manac LawnSite Member
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    How do find the cabs on the new ones ,did you get one with a/c was wondering if it works good on hot days?
     
  4. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    New holland is 2 speed as well...
     
  5. manac

    manac LawnSite Member
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    I'm going to check out a pt 70 to see what there like seem to be a little more compact and more comparable to a 227. Not many of these around seem to all be 60 or 80 around here.I doubt there dealer here will have one but I'll see .
     
  6. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Beside the fact that the C227 is about a ton heavier than the PT60, 8.3mph vs. 11mph is a big difference...25%.
     
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    While the ASV can do almost 12 MPH, I think the question is how useable is that speed. Maybe doing snow removal that speed has value, but without ride control which I dont think ASV has, I am not sure how useable that speed is in a dirt moving application even with a suspended undercarriage.
     
  8. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Good point. I can't speak for the PT60, but my RC50 does 8mph and the suspension actually helps a lot with bucket retention. I don't know that I'd be able to hammer it over an obstacle course, but I don't have any qualms about running fast on a normal job site. Another nice thing about the suspension is that its free along with standard 8mph with the basic price of the machine, and not an option.
     
  9. manac

    manac LawnSite Member
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    Decided on a Kubota svl 75 just couldn't deal with that little cab again these things are super quiet inside and very comfortable to run . To much snow here yet to really try it out, very late spring here and cold.
     
  10. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Good choice, the Kubota CTL's are really popular with the rental companies.
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