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Cat 262C & 272C Skid Steer owners

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Grassman09, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    How are you folks liking them any issues to be aware of? Can you lift a skid of wet clay sod with a 262C with counter weights off a flad bed?

    Ho about those extreme duty tires they look like they just float in the snow and offer no traction? The Std industrial lug tires wold be better I think no?

    Dave.
     
  2. Greeneverywhere

    Greeneverywhere Member
    Messages: 33

    We have a 272C. Hands down,pushes and picks up much more weight than our NH 885. It's been a great machine so far. We have the Galaxy tires, which the dealer said is a better tire.
     
  3. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

  4. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,310

    The 272 has a longer frame and longer loader arms it's also 90hp instead of 82hp. What are you running now? You are concerned about a pallet of wet sod?
     
  5. Greeneverywhere

    Greeneverywhere Member
    Messages: 33

    I was amazed the other day when we moved number 2 stone with a yard and a half snow bucket. The machine went right into the pile, and was very stable, I have no idea what a yard and a half of that stone with aheavy bucket weighs, but I think the machine is rated at almost 4k pounds with the counterweights, I don't think the 262 would have much of a problem either. Also this machine has no problem with a 10 foot pusher, even in the 20 inch snow we got last month, I should have gone 12 footer.
     
  6. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    Had a 246B but it got stolen. It had counter weights as well. I had a sod Job last year and the rear tires came off the ground a good 12" if not more. I also noticed when back filling a pool with clay it was a bit bouncy bouncy.

    Sounds Impressive. 12' might be hard to move around from site to sight or tight stuff? At full throttle how many hours does a tank of fuel last you? 7 -8 hours max on my 246B.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2010
  7. Greeneverywhere

    Greeneverywhere Member
    Messages: 33

    All our pushers stay on site. This machine works on a wide open lot. I think 25 gallons lasts around 7-8 hours at full throttle, but It has lasted more than 10 hours if you vary the throttle according to load.
     
  8. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    Hows the insurance coming on the Cat Dave?

    Sounds like your interested in buying another skid I assume they came thru?
     
  9. Grassman09

    Grassman09 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,806

    I am interested. They sure are handy to have, I miss having one. It sucks to have to shovel salt into the hopper when you only need a little bit vs fire up a machine and move on.

    Leasing co and insurance are still working stuff out on there end and I'm still researching to make sure I don't get screwed. I forgot to tell them that my alpine stereo that was installed with gps nav satellite radio and amps with 4 mtx subs got stolen with it. LOL