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Deere 329D CTL pulls more than 100,000 LBS

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Boss Exc., Feb 21, 2010.

  1. treemover

    treemover LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 418

    I had to have a 332 pull out my single axle international about 24k total, it struggled but did it. still dont know about adding 3 times more weight
  2. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,514

    I know when I asked the question if the tractor was helping on youtube, I was told that the tractor was totally off and in neutral.
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    There's not much rolling resistance once you get it going, and it was on hard ground.
  4. farmboy1285

    farmboy1285 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 574

    Psshh its like 5 pieces of S*** all tied together, lol. That's impressive but there can't be alot of resistance right?
  5. hvy 1ton

    hvy 1ton LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 582

    Depending on how stuck your truck was, it could have been 3 times the weight of the truck to pull it out. And you were probably were pulling it uphill so you were fighting gravity too. Like tigerotor said, the actual tractive effort required isn't really impressive, but dragging a loaded adt looks impressive as hell.
  6. ioilyouin

    ioilyouin LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 710

    Marketing ploy. If you want to impress me, show the startup and have the helpers stand on the ladder. Then we'll talk! And SO WHAT? Anyone else can do the same thing with their equipment, BFD.
  7. Skidsteerman

    Skidsteerman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Main thing is the unit has to be able to gain traction to start pulling the weight and maintain it.

    BTW, I saw that in person and while it past the grand stands in front of us, it was actually pulling up a 2% grade.

    It was done for promotion... but your talking about it right?!?:waving:
  8. Mr. Rain

    Mr. Rain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    Is it a big deal or not? Who knows. Only way to know would be to hook up some other machines and try the same thing. Problem is, none of you would believe the outcome if other brands failed. It would be "rigged" or the operator would be doing it wrong or some other excuse anyway. Either way, that's a heck of a lot of weight to pull with a skid loader, let alone up a grade.
  9. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Messages: 1,892

    As skidsteerman said, we're talking about it. Deal -- big or small -- worked. I'm just saying it's an innovative thing to do.

    And Mr. Rain, personally, I think that a certain other brand might not get the job done... I left out that remark on my first reply because I think a certain "valve" would kick in for that other brand. :laugh:

    That being said, marketing. /shrugs
  10. Skidsteerman

    Skidsteerman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    As Deere named it... the "Anti-Work" valve;)

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