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Loading Salt With A JD CT322

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Mike S, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Loading in about 200 ton with my CT322 that has a brand new motor in it!


  2. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,719

    Well now that you started, why a new motor?
  3. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Long story short, my dealer JD Equipment put new gaskets ans seals on the motor for me due to some leaks. When they put the head back on they used the old bolts! So since the head was not seated properly the head gasket ended up going out. This is the best part my dealer did not step up to the plate so I ended up taking my machine to another dealer, 100 miles away and they did what they could and got John Deere to cover 80% of the cost but that doesnt even cover the cost of having my machine down for 2 months. Oh ya I also had the cab installed while it was in. Any way its all good now and i am happy for now.
  4. 06HD BOSS

    06HD BOSS 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,611

    nice work. did it get all delivered the same day?
  5. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Nice job Mike. :D
  6. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Thanks guys, no it came in spread out over several weeks.
  7. JRSlawn

    JRSlawn Senior Member
    Messages: 346

    how much did the carpot cost? i am looking to build a bin to hold 50-75 ton looking at dif options
  8. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,035

    Forget the car port, forget the JD and the new motor

    Look at all that salt

    Must have cost you a arm and a leg and your first born
  9. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    What did you pay per ton for all that? Thats a lot of salt. How do you like the CT? Despite the engine problems.
  10. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    sweet pic Mike
  11. Brant'sLawnCare

    Brant'sLawnCare PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,748

    Wow, you better hide that "gold" stuff! lol
  12. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,030

    Nice, those are pretty strong sides on that building.. What kind is it?
  13. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    My buddy and I are going to be really broke after all of this!

    The car port was over $2000 dollars, he bought it so I dont know the exact amount. It is 41x18 and it is 14 high. It is very strong but there is concrete blocks in the back and down the sides to help from blowing out. We where going to put the car port on blocks but we ran out of time and had to take the salt right then so we made do with what we had. The salt was $70.31 a ton delivered.

    I dont know what brand the car port is but it was bought out of Muncie Indiana. They had a add in the Car and Rv trader. He bought the car port I bought the blocks.
  14. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    If any one does buy a car port make sure when it is installed that they put the metal for the sides on the inside! We over looked that.
  15. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    I love how the CT opperates! Ive gone through two final drives, a motor, and many other problems. I have taken home bobcats, cats, and case machines all through this and I still like how my machine feels and runs. Alomst bought a T180 but I am glad I didnt. This is all my personal prefference though. Most of my problems where because of my dealer and mechanics that where not properly trained.
  16. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    One more pic I forgot.

  17. jasonosu

    jasonosu Junior Member
    from ohio
    Messages: 17

    where did you get your salt from?
  18. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,030

    Is that 200 ton in those pics?
  19. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    It is very close to 200 ton we did not get weight slips on the last three loads so it could be about 190.
  20. beano

    beano Member
    Messages: 30

    Who is your dealer, do you go to JD Equipment out in London? Where are most of your accounts and do you mow also. Just saw you were in columbus also.