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New to me skid steer

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by Greenmtboy, Jul 10, 2011.

  1. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 373

    My new to me Cat 262C with 310hrs. Bucket arrived on Wednesday, machine on Thursday and tracks on Friday. Put the tracks on yesterday and must say it was a piece of cake! Very happy with how easy it was to install them. Now to put it to work! It will be nice having a skid steer that I can use year round. Can't wait for snow!





  2. dieselguy5245

    dieselguy5245 Senior Member
    from mass.
    Messages: 129

    Wow! thats a very nice machine, what year is it?
  3. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,174

    ive been kicking around the idea of buying one, now that look's kick ass. How much cash that cost???
  4. 09dieselguy

    09dieselguy Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    whats the deal with the new tracks. looks kinda wierd they ay they are set up. take some time to get use to huh. im still loving this case track loaders. havent got any time in the cat machines yet.
  5. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    That's a nice machine! Good luck with it Thumbs Up

    SNOWLORD Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 610

    Nice Rig!!! One tip, if your going in the woods or doing any building demo work build a heavy shield over your aux hydraulic ports as they stick out there just waiting to get broken. Looks good.
  7. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    Thats an awesome setup. Congrats on the new purchase.
  8. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 373

    Thanks dieselguy, its a 2010.

    Thanks olddog. I've been wanting a wheeled unit for awhile now, but I had to sell my CK-35 first. Very happy with my decision so far. Picked this one up for $38,400 without the bucket or tracks.

    Thanks. No demo work but will be in the woods at times, so I will keep an eye on those. Thanks
  9. MatthewG

    MatthewG PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,400

    Did you want something newer, why did you sell the Komatsu tracked buggy?
  10. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 373

    There was a few reasons why I chose to sell it. 1) Komatsu is no longer making them, so parts and availability of parts will become hard to get. 2) Dealer support is on the weak side here and 3) I wanted a track machine for the spring, summer, fall and a wheeled unit for the winter. It will be nice have the income from a machine that will be used year round. I did have good luck with the machine while I owned it, it just wasn't working out in the snow.
  11. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,371

    Nice machine. I never knew they made track conversion kits for skid steers.
  12. Lawn Enforcer

    Lawn Enforcer Senior Member
    Messages: 569

    Very nice! I ran the same machine (with wheels) a couple months ago, worked great and handled like a dream!

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,362

    Loegering makes them, I have them on the 252. It makes it really nice to be able to go from tracks in the summer to tires in the winter, the only thing I don't like is it's slower with the tracks.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2011
  14. contractor078

    contractor078 Senior Member
    Messages: 232

    that thing is bad azz i love it what did the tracks run you. I think that i am def going to be looking into a set for my machine.
  15. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 373

    I do like the idea of being able to have a different machine in less then an hour. As far as speed goes, I think it's fine. I haven't been in a situation where I wished that it was faster so far.

    Thanks contractor078. Bought the tracks new for less then $10,000, they came setup for my skid and were a piece of cake to install. What is the machine are you looking to put these on?
  16. wizardsr

    wizardsr PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,584

    Very very nice!!! Thumbs Up
  17. PrimoSR

    PrimoSR Senior Member
    Messages: 553

    Looks nice! Spending 8 hours in that thing shouldn't be a problem.
  18. Plow man Foster

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

    You'll love it!! i spent many snow storms in Mine last year i have a 272c i think with tracks. i Persnally like the tracks better in the winter.. The wheels tend to spin out alot. But then again my guys put a 10' box on it. with that enclosure i used to wear shorts and a tshirt! Gets nice and toasty

    Did you rent/ lease that or did you buy it?? We lease to own our skids from CAT Wonderful program they have.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011
  19. Greenmtboy

    Greenmtboy Senior Member
    from Vermont
    Messages: 373

    Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to it.

    I bought it, I can't see doing the lease to own. If you know your going to buy the machine in the end, save yourself some money and buy instead of lease. JMO.
  20. Plow man Foster

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

    Yeah but we first started renting machines for odds and end jobs... And instead of loosing that thousand+ dollars we spent on renting.. CAT just adds that money money towards your purchase of a machine.