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F350/CAT After 2 Days Of Plowing....

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by ross3031, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. ross3031

    ross3031 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Just finished up from the last 2 days and figured i'd get a couple pics up...

    Downsized tires for the winter to a set of 33" Kumho M/T's and absolutely love them, pretty sure im just gonna sell my 35" ProComp XAT's and keep these.

    The new CAT is f*ck*ng awesome. I've always ran Bobcats (T190 for track machine), this is the first CAT and i'm more than happy with my purchase to say the least...

  2. f250man

    f250man PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,124

    Nice looking truck and skid.

    I love those Cat track machines.
  3. 05Duramax073

    05Duramax073 Member
    Messages: 38

    CAT makes an awesome skid steer. Love the hand controls.
  4. 97f250Heavyduty

    97f250Heavyduty Senior Member
    Messages: 131

    Very Nice machines. The Truck and Cat look great

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,554

    Nice Stuff. I really like that Skid.
  6. stang2244

    stang2244 Senior Member
    Messages: 385

    Love all the black on that truck! Black rims are my choice on any vehicle. How much lift you have on that?
  7. ross3031

    ross3031 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Thanks fellas....

    Stang2244, I have a 2.5" leveling kit on the front and airbags on the rear. The bags give the rear some lift, around an inch or two. Black is the only way for me, i'm not a fan of chrome. To each his own but all the trucks i see running around now with chrome door handles, gas cap, rain guards, etc. just look dumb to me. Just need to get me a mini-lightbar for the truck now instead of that stupid dual rotator (that blows fuses like crazy).

    I run heavy equipment for a living, along with my own company, and my 277 is awesome compared to skids i've run.
    Cant imagine how nice a new 277C would be wesport
  8. JDWalkbehind

    JDWalkbehind Senior Member
    Messages: 274

    Very cool. Your truck looks so sweet! How would you caompare the Kumho M/T's to the pro comp? Noise? things like that. I've been looking into getting bigger tires for a summer set and i've been looking at the kumho's,cooper s/t's and mickey thompson mtz having a hard time deciding, let me know what you think of yours
  9. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    Looks good, have fun this winter.
  10. littlenick

    littlenick Member
    from OH
    Messages: 43

    That truck is sweet!! love the black rimes! im looking to do the same thing...
  11. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Why bigger tires? Do you plan on crossing muddy feilds or something:D;)

    To the OP....I have seen pics of your truck before here on PS, and I really like it! Looks real sharp!!
    Its amazing the shear volume of snow a box on a SS/CTL will move as opposed to a truck w/plow!
  12. powerstroke73

    powerstroke73 Junior Member
    Messages: 1

    Whats the width on the tires? Are they 285, 295 or 305s?
  13. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    how many hours are on the skid? what did you pay for it if you dont mind saying?
  14. ross3031

    ross3031 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    JDWalkbehind... I love these Kumho's, better than the XAT's. I've always had BFG A/T's on most my trucks and have never had a problem just wanted to try something different lately. I might have found a new favorite tire in these Kumho M/T's though. Plus they are less expensive than BFG's, Coopers, etc. Sears actually has them for EXCELLENT prices, just didnt happen to have the size i wanted for another 2 months so i went throughrerack.com

    Powerstroke73... The Kumho's i have on now are 305's (on a 8" wide rim)

    Newhere... I dont mind. Just over 2,000 hrs (easy hours, was a weekend warrior for a guy who did sidework). Picked it up for 17k, which is about 3k-5k less than anything else i've seen that was comparable to it. Track are very good still and the machine itself is very clean.

    If anybody is interested in the XAT's though im selling them. Paid around $850 for them new and they have less than 5k miles on them (were on for about 2 months). Will take $550 for them
  15. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    yeah thats not a bad price. but at 2,000 things start to go, drive motors.... hydro pumps.......engine components..... on and on. those hours are getting up there and one big repair will make that sweet deal not so sweet anymore. and if i have learned one thing about break downs its that once they start they dont stop. Talk to a cat dealer about seeing some prices on repo machines, my guy just gave me a price on a 277c cab air heat with 166 hours for $ 24,000. you may be able to trade yours in and get a decent price and get into a darn near new machine for a few hundred bucks a month.
  16. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Sweet truck and ss.
  17. lawnproslawncar

    lawnproslawncar Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    How close is your CAT dealer?
  18. ross3031

    ross3031 Senior Member
    Messages: 112

    Newhere... If your CAT dealer gave you that offer than i'd jump up, zip up his pants for him, and sign the deal, oh and dont forget to wipe your mouth. A new CAT 277C with cab/heat is a 55K machine, used ones with 1k hours are still going for 35k+. Sorry dude, but im calling BS, and if not i need your CAT dealers number so i can be there Monday morning to make the deal...
    By the way, not being a dick to you just trying to make my point...

    Lawnproslawncar... My CAT dealer is about 25 minutes away
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2009
  19. lawnproslawncar

    lawnproslawncar Senior Member
    Messages: 605

    When we are ready for another skid loader I'd like to go CAT or Bobcat. The problem is...CAT is a two and a half hour drive, Bobcat is fifteen minutes.

    So if we break down, We call the after hours phone and have a bobcat ready to go in a half hour.

    You can see where we would lean towards when purchasing

    IPLOWSNO PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,620

    truck looks mean dude