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New Skid & Trailer (262c)

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Remstar, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Remstar

    Remstar Member
    Messages: 44

    Hey got my new Cat 262c (fully loaded w/ highflow and air ride) and trailer today, thought I would take some pics and share. Tested the machine out today and it ran like a CHAMP! I am certain that I made the right choice by going CAT. Only downfall is it doesn't have a radio.
    I have a 9' Kage system coming soon for this unit (ordered and in transit). I did end up buying trailer #2 with the full fold ramps. After the first few loads...It is awsome... no fear at all of making loading adjustments, no wobbling, perfect angle, great trailer highly recommend this style to anyone else looking(no worrying about hydrolic valves or extra rams to maintain).

    Will post more pics once Kage arrives.

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    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011
  2. ADMSWELDING

    ADMSWELDING Senior Member
    Messages: 397

    Awesome machine looks great,Good luck with it.Thumbs Up
     
  3. I HATE RUST

    I HATE RUST Senior Member
    from PA
    Messages: 127

    SWEET setup, Time to make some $$$payup
     
  4. shaunnshelly

    shaunnshelly Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    Nice CAT..
     
  5. Brian Young

    Brian Young PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,382

    OOOOOLALA! Very nice. next year looking for another skid and thats one I was looking at. Keep us posted how it pushes that Kage. Whats the HP and weight of the machine?
     
  6. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    Very nice machine..its going to be our first year using it also. If i recall correctly its about 82(ish) HP and not quite 8k pounds.....Very heavy/powerful machine, GOTTA BE CAREFUL!
    And thats weird yours didnt come with a radio....mine did. Im sure you can add on though.
     
  7. Remstar

    Remstar Member
    Messages: 44

    I was considering snow wolf tires for the winter, But I noticed the skid tires are only E rated Tires on rims, Was planning on just purchasing a set of e Rated winter truck tires and mounting them on Ford rims, Price tag is about $800 less. Yes or no? Seems like it would work fine, weight rating is the same.
     
  8. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Looks goods! Its just like the one I have. Mine did come with a radio but I didn't care for the location of it so I bought a Jensen JHD910 and relocated it. I to will be push the white gold this winter. I looked into going with the ford wheels a truck tires, but read some bad reviews on this setup like, wheels not holding up to the side load and cracking. I didn't wanna have to worry about that so I check into ag wheels and then buying truck tires for them, the cost was going to be around the same as the snow wolfs and they came mounted so that what I went with. I will be pushing 8-13 HLA Snow wing this winter. Good luck and keep us posted!
     
  9. Showmestaterida

    Showmestaterida Senior Member
    Messages: 407

    Sweet setup, What did the skid cost? new?
     
  10. Remstar

    Remstar Member
    Messages: 44

    My plan is to buy 2 sets of e rated Blizzak 965 265/70r17. One studed set for my truck and a studless set for the skid to mount on a set of ford rims. Local price for just the wolf paws was 1900, I can get all the tires for 2300.

    can anyone else confirm that they will or will not work on the skid?
     
  11. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 372

    Wow, for $1900 I guess I would look else where too!
     
  12. Remstar

    Remstar Member
    Messages: 44

    New Kage Blade

    My kage System came today, Thought I would post some pics here.


    They even sent a bible with it to help with praying for snow this year.

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  13. Remstar

    Remstar Member
    Messages: 44

    It all looks very well made and heavy duty. The only problem I found was that the yellow sleeve to cover the hydraulic lines was too short and popped loose almost immediately, leaving a exposed line. Other than that Everything looks great.
     
  14. Banksy

    Banksy PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,113

    That's sweet right there!
     
  15. magnum1

    magnum1 Senior Member
    from ID & ND
    Messages: 249

    Radio ?

    You don't need no stinking radio, You'll be singing all the way to the bank. Nice machine
    Hope it fulfills all your needspayup
     
  16. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,181

    Good looking machine. I think my next machine will be a 262c.
    What brand is that trailer?
    Robert
     
  17. Kristin Stephan

    Kristin Stephan Sponsor
    Messages: 142

    Nice Pics!! I'm sorry to hear about the hose sleeve. If you would like we can send you a new one. Once you use your system let us know what you think:)
     
  18. weareweird69

    weareweird69 Senior Member
    Messages: 924

    Awesome setup. Just dont let debris set in the bottom of the loader body, under the seat. Had a Cat at work yesterday blow a line because it rusted through since it sits in all the crap that collects in the bottom of the machine.
     
  19. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    http://loadtrail.com/new_products.cfm
    I came across this looks like the same unit for the trailer.
     
  20. Remstar

    Remstar Member
    Messages: 44

    Yep, same trailer, love this option.