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Painting a cat loader GREEN???

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by newhere, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. newhere

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

    What do you guys think.....im painting two older cat loaders and im thinking about painting them my bright green company color instead of normal Caterpillar yellow.

    I think it would look nice, im really not worried about resale.

    Any one have recommendations or thoughts on 23.5x25 tires? How ever i dont want to drop 3,800 bucks per tire on bridgstones

    Take a look at these, they look like they would be a excellent snow tire, but im sure they are waaay out of my budget. Nice siping though

  2. bighornjd

    bighornjd Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    Everyone will just think they are rentals from Sunbelt...
  3. Mdwstsnow512

    Mdwstsnow512 Senior Member
    Messages: 168

    I painted a Gradall of mine red, used to be blue.

    looks badass i think

    go for it
  4. newhere

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

    my shade of green is darker then the sunbelt ones by a long shot so i dont think any one will think sunbelt when they see em. Not that i care if they do.
  5. Superior L & L

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

    Id go for it, then sticker it with Picasso instead of cat decals
  6. ponyboy

    ponyboy PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,104

    what is the rest of your equipment
    i keep all my equipment looking the same name recongition
    be consistant with everything
  7. StuveCorp

    StuveCorp Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    Not so much, always think about resale...
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    I believe that would be like painting your Bowtie blue, or your Fisher red.....
  9. Matson Snow

    Matson Snow PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,985

    Is it a Darker Shade of Green than the Forest Service Green.....I think it would look Pretty Cool.....Thumbs Up
  10. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    Paint the loader arms and bucket to make it your own. Different colors really take away the theft problem also. I wouldn't paint the whole thing an off color unless your keeping it for a long long time.
  11. newhere

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

    i run the same colors as the davey tree service company. A little bit lighter then forest green but not lime greenish like sunbelt.

    Im never going to sell the machine, maybe 50 years down the road when i sell my company but im not gona worry about that now. More then likely the loader will sell with the company.

    I know im painting it green, i think it is going to look awesome!!
  12. WilliamOak

    WilliamOak PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,988

    Pictures when it's done or it doesnt exist!
  13. newhere

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

    haha ok will do!!
  14. Tirioloservices

    Tirioloservices Member
    Messages: 64

    go with cat yellow and paint arms your green and engine access doors etc...trust ive seen all green doesnt look good
  15. LoweJ82

    LoweJ82 Junior Member
    Messages: 29

    As long as it ain't JD or sunbelt green Id go for it, besides greens the color of $$
  16. StuveCorp

    StuveCorp Senior Member
    Messages: 341

    I always say everything of mine is for sale except the dog. You just never know so think of the resale.
  17. IMAGE

    IMAGE Sponsor
    Messages: 1,747

    Are you gonna paint newer loaders as you grow and aquire more? More then likely you will have more yellow loaders in the future... and then these will be oddballs
  18. LawnGuy110

    LawnGuy110 Senior Member
    Messages: 196

    When I first read the title I thought it would be absolutley crazy but if green is your company color then go for it!
  19. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    I would do loader arms and buckets. That's more than enough for people to know they are yours from a glace.
  20. White Gardens

    White Gardens 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,665

    I want to see it when your done!

    I just got done painting my fisher plow blue, and raised a few eyebrows!

    Next I'll be painting my Vermeer Mini Skid in blue also with a black undercarriage and black loader arms.

    I'm all about standing out against all the Red and Yellow you see during snow season.