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I think I made a mistake

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Xforce 1, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. Xforce 1

    Xforce 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    I had a 2000 model Cat 246 turbo that was open cab and was just a 1 speed. I loved this machine but wanted to get a 2 speed with a cab. I traded at a local case dealer for an 05' Case 450 rubber tire. We push snow in the winter but for the rest of the year it is used on my farm. I've had it 4 days now and if I had to say what I think to this point, the cat was 3x the machine.:realmad: I swear this thing is a disappointment. There are tons of cases around here and I have friends that have them and one of them came over today to run it cause I said it was a "turd". He said it felt good to him. :dizzy: Am I wrong on this or do I just have a "bum" for a machine. At least the air is cold. :confused:
  2. buckwheat_la

    buckwheat_la 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,254

    Not sure what to say, I run a few Cases and I quite enjoy them. What is it about your machine you dislike? I well say this I have run my Case up with a Cat and found the Case is as good if not better then the Cat.
  3. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Test drive....
  4. Xforce 1

    Xforce 1 Senior Member
    Messages: 109

    I did run it for a day but all I did was move some gravel. I was raised on cases but when I went to buy one myself, I went with the cat cause I got a hell of a deal on it. I loved the controls and the smoothness. It was when I put my hammer (post driver) on that I seen it wasn't my cup of tea. This one has the foot control aux hydraulics rather than the thumb which sucks the most!!!!! I don't know, maybe time will change my mind.
  5. Mdwstsnow512

    Mdwstsnow512 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    Yep mistake made,

    Cat will school Case every time. way more comforts.

    its like Caddy vs chevy
  6. StuveCorp

    StuveCorp Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    I'm guessing you were more used to the 1845 style controls and then got your Cat with the joysticks? I do hear complaining about the Case style controls but I like them and am very use to them so very comfortable where you kinda have to get comfortable again with them. I've plowed with the 90XT and it was an animal, once you get it moving it plowed a lot. The 90XT/450 was a very good seller and popular machine here. I think you will have to give it some time and be patient and you will not regret getting it.
  7. magnum1

    magnum1 Senior Member
    from ID & ND
    Messages: 249

    I run both types of machines and prefer the Case machines over the cat for the simple reason is I work them side by side our cases 9 times out of 10 out perform the cats and the maintenance costs on the case machines have been approx. 20 % less than the cats
    The machines are used for general excavation and boring holes
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2011