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John Deere ct315

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by wheeler_1313, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. wheeler_1313

    wheeler_1313 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    I was wondering if anyone could give me some good information on the Deere ct315. Does anyone own one or has anyone spent a lot of time in one? How does it perform with a snow blade on it?


    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    I just got one in stock. It seems to run pretty smooth and has plenty of power for the size. It sizes up with a 66" bucket, but I threw a 72" on it and parked it out in my test area out back. I have one custumer running Taki TL240 and TL220 try it and he was very impressed with it. I think I may have it sold already to a rental yard.
  3. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    JD are you coming to Conexpo? Also it looks like I will be inserted into the Huntsville area starting on the 11th of April for at least a week.

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,164

    To busy to go to Conexpo...But you better let me know when you are in town...I owe you a meal and will let you play on the new D series out back. I have had the best winter ever in sales...hope it keeps going in the right direction.
  5. Skidsteerman

    Skidsteerman LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 415

    Good solid lil unit

    But no CTL pushes snow real well due to low ground pressure.
  6. GreenStateVT

    GreenStateVT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Hi all, I'm new to this site and have done a ton of searching on the CT315, but feel like I need an answer to my specific question. Please keep in mind this is for a homeowner, not a landscaping contractor.

    I currently have a Kubota 3130 with a bucket and a few attachments. I recently moved and my property is quite different now. Instead of having large fields, I'm now confined between buildings and trees and the Kubota just won't fit. Forget about maneuvering . I primarily need to move snow, soil, and logs. I don't need to mow, roto, or pull trailers. Also, my girlie can't run the tractor 'cause her legs are too short.

    I've been thinking that a CTL would be a much better unit for my situation. I can trade my Kubota through my dealer for a JD CT315 with 194 hours. This is the only CTL available on this deal.

    I need to know if this is going to be enough machine for me. There are a number of people on this forum who have said the 315 is too small and lacks power. However, I'm not lifting pallets of sod or bricks and I'm operating in tight spaces.

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    The CTL's in snow is much talked about. My experience is that its all good if your pushing down to bare ground or asphalt. However once the snow is packed and turns to ice it gets more difficult and less efficient. Considering your homeowner and not working for profit, there is no reason that the little CTL would not work for you (snow aside). Even if a task requires a little more time to complete, your not working for profit anyway. It certainly would be a more handy size. As far as specific info on this model, I don't have anything, don't think I have even seen one in real life. A demo should be able to tell you if the machine would work for you. You might check with Bridgestone who makes the Polor track and see if they make a track for that size machine.
  8. GreenStateVT

    GreenStateVT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 2

    Thanks for your thoughts, I really appreciate the input! I'll look into those tracks.

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