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just bought new CAT 963D

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by kreft, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. kreft

    kreft LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,645

    It will be here in 7 buisness days, I will take pics then!

    Any body have any experience with them?
  2. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    my cousin ran a 63C all the time until he got moved up to a D7...i run a older 43 and have spent hours in a 53C and loved it. I really like the looks of the D series...why did you go bigger then a 53? and what do you plan on doing with it/pulling it with? but congrats on the purchase, wish we were in the market for a new loader because i would really love to get behind the controls of the new stuff Cat has out there
  3. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Messages: 1,387

    Congradulations!!!!!!!!:drinkup: Nice size loader.
    You must plan on doing some major landscaping!

    What is your plans??????? If you don't mind letting out that info:confused:

    Good luck:usflag:
  4. Canon Landscaping

    Canon Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    Why does anyone still but these machines? An excavator can do everything it can and do it better except carrying material a long distance.
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    you need an excavator to lift that rock up you have been living under.
  6. gammon landscaping

    gammon landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    always one guy that has not been on a loader long enuff to know better
  7. Canon Landscaping

    Canon Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 259

    That might be true but it still doesn't answer the question. I do not know much about heavy excavation thats why I asked.
  8. SiteSolutions

    SiteSolutions LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,114

    My only experience with them is that they are BIG! And they will dig a lot of dirt. Can't wait to see pics.
  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Track loaders don't exist out here. We're working on small(er) lots compared to those of back east, a track loader wouldn't be able to get around within the lot lines while doing the excavation. We do a lot of cliff hanging as well, I've taken an excavator into some places I didn't want to even try to walk on. Not sure how trackloaders do in very steep terrain.

    Congrats on the purchase, we need pics. I hear the D series are supposed to be super, super nice. I read some info on Cat's website a month or so ago about the improvements.
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,544

    I used to run a old 963 it was a 1970s model. As for size I never really notice but the machine was well worn out but it still pushed okay.

    The last time a brandnew trackloader was bought in this area the dinosaurs still roamed the earth :laugh:

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