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CAT guys.. are the skids engines really made by CAT?

Discussion in 'Commercial Snow Removal' started by Ramairfreak98ss, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931


    i know it seems like they dont know what theyre talking about... especially since i swore it was a woman until the guy said "im a guy" lol.

    i know cat makes the perkins small diesels that are in the ASV machines... but this says theyre mitsubishi?

    if thats the case , for the cheaper machine ill definitly go for a Deere 2.4L powertech usa engine machine :/ What do you know, let me pick your brains !
  2. bluerage94

    bluerage94 Senior Member
    Messages: 398

    I have a Cat 236B skid loader, and the engine is a mitsu...
  3. Brannick Group

    Brannick Group Junior Member
    Messages: 19

    All CATS compact equipment is built by mitsubishi.:eek: That is right from the salemans mouth:cool:
  4. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    My 05 Cat 242b has a Perkins.
  5. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    Ive had guys say the skid engines over 60hp are DEFINITLY ALL CAT and then someone else told me that all skids are CAT engines.

    Arnt the compact equipment considered the mitsu engined mini excavators? thieir engines say mitsu in the spec.

    For how many cat skids they sell per year and its not even one of their engines? yet they make the perkins for the ASV?
  6. Ramairfreak98ss

    Ramairfreak98ss PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,931

    Well i saw online a document showing starting and high prices for Cat skid steers, well at least a 272C model im looking at.

    Said low of 36,900ish and maxed out they can get to $46,xxx

    Talk to the dealer again today about the purchase and hes telling me theyre STARTING in the 50s!

    After adding

    xps high flow, 2 stage speed, so it does like 12mph almost, NO AC just heat, comfort package 4 with ride control and electronic package its closer to 60k :/

    This is just a wheel/tire version not a track machine. Maybe im not seeing eye to eye but a deere 322CT track machine was under 50k and 332CT was 56k all decked out.

    A Cat 277C, the smaller track machine started at 68k :( The 299C/297C would be well into the very high 70k range and into the low 80s... thats just absurd for a skid... a 115hp backhoe loader is only 90-110k range , its 3x the machine.
  7. jlouki01

    jlouki01 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    Shop lightly used.. I saved a boat load by buying a 1000 machine. Still feels and runs like new for 1/3 of the cost. New 242 was in the low mid to high 30's, 40's with comfort pack.. I paid 15k..
  8. Digdeep

    Digdeep Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    CAT owns 100% of Perkins and the 2.2L engines are made by Perkins and branded by CAT. The 2.2L engine is actually a Shibura design.

    CAT owns about 60% of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and uses a CAT branded 3.3L Mitsubishi engine in their larger sized skid steers, MTLs and CTLs.

    Mitsubishi also makes all of CAT's mini-excavators and many of their large excavators.

    This is very common. It is true that John Deere makes most of their engines, but they use a Japanese Yanmar in their small 110 backhoe and Hitachi makes all of their mini-excavators and heavy excavators.

    Case and NH use an Italian Iveco motor in their skid steer loaders and of course Bobcat uses the Japanese Kubota.