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has any one got prices on the new c series cat ctl's?

my dealer told me he just sold a 289c/steel undercarrige high flow, cab ac/heat, hydro coupler for around 70k

he also said the steel uc is only around 500 more then the mtl uc. i was suprised.
 

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They should offer the CTL's at a lower price than an equivalent MTL. Since they are not using someone else's U/C, or at least ASV's, I don't see why they wouldn't be cheaper, even with more steel. If they stay in the same ball park as other OEM CTL's, they should be a descent seller. If they jack them up to dozer prices, more than what some MTL's sell for, forget it.
 

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They should offer the CTL's at a lower price than an equivalent MTL. Since they are not using someone else's U/C, or at least ASV's, I don't see why they wouldn't be cheaper, even with more steel. If they stay in the same ball park as other OEM CTL's, they should be a descent seller. If they jack them up to dozer prices, more than what some MTL's sell for, forget it.
i agree, he said they cant keep any on the lot, as soon as they get one its sold.
i sat in one and ran around the lot real quick and must say thoughts of trading in the deere for a down payment on a ctl and a 305 are dancing in my head.
 

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has any one got prices on the new c series cat ctl's?

my dealer told me he just sold a 289c/steel undercarrige high flow, cab ac/heat, hydro coupler for around 70k

he also said the steel uc is only around 500 more then the mtl uc. i was suprised.
I still can't believe someone would pay that much (doesn't matter on brand) for a skid/track loader.

Sorry, it just boggles me. I'll be quiet now.
 

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I wouldn't even consider paying $70k for a CTL, especially if it wasn't even the largest size available. I know they can be had for less, but if that salesman was telling the truth, I think he's laughing all the way to the bank. Insane IMO. Prices of CTL's have become out of site. Skids too for that matter.
 

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If guys wouldn't spend that much do you think the price could be more reasonable? Alot of it depends on your situation, like how many hours you will put on per year, what type of work you do. For me a $17,500 skid is doing everything I need it to do, I really wanted a new machine(440s3 with the bells and whistles) but if I would have spent on a new machine that would have tied money up so no excavator or hydroseeder for me.

Everyone has a different way of doing stuff, just have to run the numbers honestly sometimes.
 

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yeah i agree but i also think the compitition among brands keeps things in check (some what). if you dont NEED a ctl or mtl then your waisting money but i know i have done a few jobs that nothing but a ctl could have done. i cleared a lot in a swamp because no one else could do it, i bid the job knowing that and needless to say i cleaned up on that one.

i thought long and hard about wheel vs tracks and have never looked back.
 

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yeah but what are you going to do? i know i cant build one.
If you can justify that cost (and let's just say $70K is true) then go for it. The bottom line is what matters most. If the work is there and will be for as far as you can see, then the machine(s) will pay for themselves. I couldn't justify that much, but I'm not you. If you're serious about taking on 2 new machines, that's probably about a $100K debt you're taking on at once, assuming your Deere is paid off. I'd be leary of that, IMHO. I do think that whatever the selling price on a Cat CTL is now, if you waited until wintertime or spring the price would go down. The new model smell usually comes with a matching pretty price... especially if it's in demand.
 

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yeah i agree but i also think the compitition among brands keeps things in check (some what). if you dont NEED a ctl or mtl then your waisting money but i know i have done a few jobs that nothing but a ctl could have done. i cleared a lot in a swamp because no one else could do it, i bid the job knowing that and needless to say i cleaned up on that one.

i thought long and hard about wheel vs tracks and have never looked back.
It's tough, if I was completely honest with myself I probably wouldn't have bought half the stuff I have(have alot of stupid decisions sitting beside the shop). It is nice to have the low ground pressure with the track units. If you know you are going to get the work then the new ones are nice.
 

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but honestly guys 70$ (high as it is... I doubt that price will last) is exactly how many employees? think of the men that these units can replace. people think my little sk650s are expensive but each one of them is like having 3-5 men extra on the job.... on time and happy to work.
 

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picasso you could wait till next year and see what Deere comes out with unless you really like the Cat machines and want to grab one of them up. It should be about time for Deere to update their CTL line. By the time the Deere machines come out they will have had that extra time to perfect their product and then let it hit the market.
 

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but honestly guys 70$ (high as it is... I doubt that price will last) is exactly how many employees? think of the men that these units can replace. people think my little sk650s are expensive but each one of them is like having 3-5 men extra on the job.... on time and happy to work.
70K...hope he put alittle lube on it first...I paid way....way....less than that for my 297C...only no hi-flow....
 

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yeah im not dead set on a new skid, the next thing is going to be a mini excavator. im going to run the cat 305 and the 50d side by side. i know im not going to pay more for a deere over a cat if he wont come off that price.
 
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