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Happy Anniversary Kitty Cat!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by bobcat_ron, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,137


    One year ago, the T190 went out and in came my Cat 247, wowzers, how the year has passed by.

    Here's to another year! [​IMG]
  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,595

    How many hours you up to?
  3. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,137

    318.3 now, I put more hours on it than I did in one year with the T190 and no premature service calls.

    So we celebrated by giving the Kitty Cat a new cutting edge on the old combo bucket, my brother brought his torch along, my Dad bought some new tools for me to use and I bought the new cutting edge for $240 (CHEAP!!)
    Unfortunately, this bucket has gotten beat up by the T190, it was so bent in the middle, I had forgotten why I put teeth on it in the first place, so I will take it to the welder and have him weld shims underneath next year.

    The middle was fine, but the outer edges.......WOW! :laugh:
    I lost a lot of metal over the past 5 years, I don't remember the factory edge sticking out that far!
  4. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,595

    did you ever figure out anything to fix/cover up that gigantic dent in the tailgate?
  5. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,879

    i thought you bought that machine in november
  6. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,137

    Who say I want that dent covered, chicks dig scars. :laugh:

    End of November I had just to give it a whirl, by the time the contract people were ready with the paper work and after the bells and whistles I wanted were ready, it was December 10 and the first payment rolled off a day later.

    Any regrets you might ask?


    I should have bought the 257B2 and at least gotten back my ROC and High Flow, but it's a slug.
  7. riverwalklandscaping

    riverwalklandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 759

    how many mpg does the Jetta or Passat diesel get
  8. ccstrebe

    ccstrebe LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 579

    Time flies when your having fun with the best equipment out there.
  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,137

    That Passat gets crazy kms on a tank, Mom and Dad took it to Prince George, 850 kms from our driveway, did a week of cruising around with the grand kiddies up there and they filled up before they left. They can average 1000 kms on a tank, the old '91 Jetta still gets over 800 kms on a tank, that little turbo diesel is still going strong with 480,000 kms on it, I love beating on it. :laugh:
  10. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Messages: 1,892

    Top Gear (an absolutely amazing British car show) has now done two separate shows where the diesel cars they've tested have each gone over 600 miles on a tank... an Audi, I think it was, went 800.

    And these tanks aren't huge -- it's not 800 miles on a 40 gallon tank -- so I was impressed.

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