all out performance for operator comfort? the tak tl12 we demoed is an absolute beast for dirt moving. but its loud, crude, rough riding, and did i mention loud? No point to having a radio in there bc of the engine and track noise audible in the cab. I was picking up buckets of sandy clay that had the azz end up in the air and dragging the bucket on the ground. I even stalled the machine out a few time driving into a pile. Picasso, this is your new machine. The cat 289d on the other has a super quiet cab with a lot of adjustability in the seat and sticks. the visibility is also amazing, 270* around the machine. The arms do flex side to side and there is twisting when picking up in the corner of the bucket. The cat is also about 5-6k cheaper, although a more fair comparo would be the 299d.