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My new Cat 259D CTL

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by classiclawncare, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. classiclawncare

    classiclawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I just picked it up on Wed.

    Its a 2014 Caterpillar 259D. enclosed cab heat/ac radio. 75hp Kubota diesel.

    The undercarriage seems like its built like a tank.

    We dont get much snow here but if we do Ill be trying her out.

    I know a lot of guys have said these dont do well plowing snow, but really we would only use this thing for days on end if we ever get over a foot of snow and thats about 1 time every 10 years.

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  2. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    Kubota in a Cat? I was always under the impression Cat was all in house. Nice machine.
     
  3. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    I can't tell from the picture is it easy change to other attachments, can you put a mower on the front? Kubota so far has been good with me that is what is in my s250.
     
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    It's the same quick attach plate as your S250.

    Kubota's in general are pretty reliable and good motors. I think the 75hp Kubota in your S250 has been proven to 6k+ hours in the skid steer.




    Those new Cat CTL's look pretty slick, seem like a much better design then the MTL undercarriages.
     
  5. classiclawncare

    classiclawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    Its a manual switch. Theres 2 metal handles I pull up just like any other skid steer. I didnt want an auto switch as if it were to break or not work I wouldnt be able to switch esp if it was in a snow storm. And yup it can hook up to any attachment.
     
  6. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Gotta agree Mark....even tough its missing a few letters on the logo, and its the wrong color:D

    Did you notice the type of track/tread pattern it came with?

    That would suck. I know our machines have the power hookup, but can be manually operated if it were to fail.

    Congrats on the new toy....looks nice.
     
  7. Chineau

    Chineau Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    White,orange,black?
     
  8. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    I agree, it's missing some more letters. The correct spelling has CAT in there but the letters are all moved around. TAkeuChi
    I did notice the tracks right away. And I'm jealous of the cab interior!
    Mine's power only, it has no levers or an easy way to disconnect the ram.

    Incorrect. Gray, Red, and off White. :D
     
  9. Glenn Lawn Care

    Glenn Lawn Care Senior Member
    Messages: 551

    That's pretty nice!
     
  10. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    That is a great looking machine!

    Really like the undercarriage... that carriage would look right at home on a dozer! looks like a great design compared to the mtl...
    I woulda went with the power quick tach.... while the possibility to fail is there, they are the cats azz....
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2013
  11. xgiovannix12

    xgiovannix12 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,419

    Nice machine IF you change the tracks it will push snow well.
     
  12. classiclawncare

    classiclawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 278

    I would look into changing the tracks but we dont get enough snow to worry with it. I may use it to plow 3 times this year if im lucky.
     
  13. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    yes

    no

    you'll be fine for what you'll need to do then
     
  14. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,737

    Yes

    :waving:
     
  15. Drew2010

    Drew2010 Senior Member
    Messages: 216

    ^^^ you guys. at least its humorous at this point. not like the chevy ford dodge pissing matches we've all seen.
     
  16. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Nice job on the machine choice! These guys are all silly with all these different colors. Everyone knows real construction equipment only comes in two colors, yellow and black! Again nice machine
     
  17. SnowGuy73

    SnowGuy73 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 24,867

    Nice machine.
     
  18. SnowFakers

    SnowFakers Senior Member
    from CT
    Messages: 942

    Nice machine you got there!
     
  19. fozzy

    fozzy Member
    Messages: 90

    Is that a weather tech floor liner?:laughing:
    That is a sweet machine. Sue looks more comfortable than my S185.
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2013
  20. fozzy

    fozzy Member
    Messages: 90

    Only one foot pedal? How do you dump the bucket?:laughing: