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Ctl or mtl in mud

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by CBramble, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. CBramble

    CBramble LawnSite Member
    Messages: 66

    How does a mtl compare to ctl in deep mud? The tracks on a mtl are not as aggressive but seem like they would float better?
  2. ccstrebe

    ccstrebe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    I've owned both and there is not any difference in the mud.
  3. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    Yep, I've been working in some slop and didn't notice a big difference between my rc100 and the 289d demo.

    The rc100 might have had a little bit better traction pushing into piles while working in the mud. Mtl's are low disturbance machines. I like mine when doing retention pond maintenance and the bottoms are deceptively spongy.
  4. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,617

    Mtl owned both.
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  5. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Track pattern makes a difference. The camoplast on my TL140 are night and day above the stock tracks in mud.
  6. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    The real question maybe which undercarriage would you rather have to clean out. I think that one goes to the CTL.
  7. PTSolutions

    PTSolutions LawnSite Silver Member
    from OH
    Messages: 2,331

    To be fair, the newer open style mtl undercarriages are much easier to clean than the old carrier type.

  8. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,137

    Had them both, CTL is easier, except anyone using the same style as Bobcat's undercarriage. Cat, Deere, Takeuchi and Kubota, much much easier.
  9. ccstrebe

    ccstrebe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Having owned both........Yes and yes
  10. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,246

    The MTL floats on top where the CTL wallows like a pig, therefore they have to be easy to clean a CTL.
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