Scag48 ain't the only one getting new cat iron this week!!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by mrusk, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    Thats right. My cat salesman came out to the jobsite this morning and i signed the papers on a new 246b cab, heat and ac!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I get it monday or tuesday!

    Turned out when the cat guy gave me a price last week he included sales tax when all the other salesman from other brands did not. So it ended up being 2k less than i expected! Everyone says cat is over priced, but i found that to be untrue. It was less money than the case, and NH. The salesman told me to hold off on the counter weights. Said i might not even need them. My neighbors have the same skid and they filled the tires with calcium and got great results.

    Can't wait till next week! Got go buy a equipment trailer in the morning and a good grease gun!

    I think the cat guy was shocked when he saw my bday on the credit app. Not to many 19 years old buy skid steers!

  2. Squizzy246B

    Squizzy246B LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 837

    Well done Matt,...enjoy...get the pics too.
  3. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,260

    I will get pics! Hopefully my sign guy can it get it lettered up with my logo soon!
  4. bobcat9957

    bobcat9957 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 92

    mrusk nice new wheels. I have run that machine and it was an awesome ride. Good luck and congratulations.
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nicely done! I have a hard time believing the "Cat is overpriced" story. Our 312CL came in right around what I've been told a Deere 120CLC can be had for, plus I get 3X the service. The 312 won't be in until next week, so you might get your new piece before we get ours. Our sales guy accidentally ordered the machine with the wrong pads, 28" instead of 24" so they're working on swapping tracks with another machine this week. Got a loaner, I start on 100 acres of orchard removal tomorrow, ink is dried, we're going to work. Good luck with the 248!
  6. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would have left the 28" pads on the machine you will probably want to get into doing the property development where you don't want the machine sinking and tearing up the ground. The 158 Komatsu I ran has 28" pads it crawled over soft ground where the JCB 4x4 backhoe sunk out of sight.
  7. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,794

    To further have fun with totally apples to oranges comparisons, my airplane flew great while my truck just fell from the sky. Obviously everyone should get airplanes.
  8. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    I'am just saying the 28" pads on the Komatsu which is a 15.5 ton machine walked over a soft muddy filled in area like a person wearing snow shoes. The JCB rubber tired hoe weighs 9 ton soon as the tires hit the surface it was almost instantly to the axles. Even walking over the filled area you would sink to your ankles.

    The wide pads are nicer for general use work the only time you run a narrower pad is if your working in forestry applications but they are using heavy grouser bar pads. When Scag is going to have the 312 on slopes steep enough where you need the seat belt to hold him in the seat the wider pads have more bite. He should beable to max out the grade capability on the machine to the point where the machine just wants to start sliding.
  9. thepawnshop

    thepawnshop LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    Was that sarcasm? I think that was sarcasm. was sarcasm.
  10. 2004F550

    2004F550 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 272

    probably has to do with width more than anything, you don't want to have to get involved in permits for over width loads and all of the BS we deal with......anyway way to go with the 248..were looking at a 242 right now

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