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Cat 248b Skidsteer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by WPG3UT, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. WPG3UT

    WPG3UT Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Looking for any reviews, comments, opinions of the 2007 Cat 248b Skid steer. I am upgrading from a John Deere 250. Anyone know of any know problems?
     
  2. Mdwstsnow512

    Mdwstsnow512 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    Cats are known for the gas pedal sticking. a couple hundred bucks at most.

    you wont regret the switch.
     
  3. Mick76

    Mick76 2000 Club Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,157

    Ive got a 2002 248 (perkins engine)and a 2005 248b (mitz engine)...both are great machines with pleanty of power.... biggest thing like stated above are the throttle pedals sticking (Ive had to replace both throttle cables because fo this crappy design) but besides that they are great machines
     
  4. WPG3UT

    WPG3UT Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Hey Thanks for the reply, I have already noticed the throttle sticking and it has been previously replaced already.... Oh well there are worse repairs... I went from a John Deere 2002 250 to this 248b and the JD is not even close to being in the same league.. Thanks again.
     
  5. Mid-Ohio Scaper

    Mid-Ohio Scaper Senior Member
    Messages: 610

    I hear ya! Cats are in a league of their own above the rest. Just saying....... Thumbs Up
     
  6. Laner

    Laner Member
    from IA
    Messages: 62

    I have a 2002 CAT 226B and really like it! The foot throttle on mine sticks also. Started doing that about 6 months after I bought it. I just use the side/edge of my boot to lift the pedal when I want it to slow down.
    I tried Bobcat and Gehl and sat in NH, JD, JCB and none of them compared to the feel of the CAT. Visibility to the bucket is good, don't feel cramped in teh seat, good power and pilot controls area SWEEEET!!!
     
  7. WPG3UT

    WPG3UT Junior Member
    Messages: 10

    Ya it is good to own a Cat....
     
  8. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    they are the way to go. i have a 05 236B and love it. they are great machines. Bobcats are nice but the CAT's are the shiznet!