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Cat 908

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by absolutely, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. absolutely

    absolutely Senior Member
    Messages: 287

    So I am looking at purchasing a compact or small wheel loader in the near future. Why are cat 908h 20 - 30K cheaper in Germany? I have not dug into it but I can't believe it cost that much in shipping and taxes (tariffs). Anyone?
  2. bartdude

    bartdude Member
    from Chicago
    Messages: 45

    Probably because of currency exchange.

  3. mnguy

    mnguy Member
    Messages: 80

    I fairly sure they are all made there Deere NH and Cat compact loaders
  4. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,041

    I'd venture to say the emissions has something to play into it
  5. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,660

    Overseas machines aren't subject to the same emissions and safety specs as machines sold in America
  6. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    "over seas" machines are subject to the emission laws from the country they are in.

    Some country's are more stringent than ours with hefty fines.