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    Cat 312E

    Found these last night....

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    Pity for a small machine such as that to have such p poor visibility out the rear. Usually they are working in tight quarters, and need all the visibility you can get to keep from hitting things.
    I fear that we are past the prime of equipment design and function when design is controlled by emissions, and everything else, including safety has to rate behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOFMEMI View Post
    Pity for a small machine such as that to have such p poor visibility out the rear. Usually they are working in tight quarters, and need all the visibility you can get to keep from hitting things.
    I fear that we are past the prime of equipment design and function when design is controlled by emissions, and everything else, including safety has to rate behind.
    At least it has the camera on the rear. I have not operated one equipped with a working camera on the counterweight. How much can you see with them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDOFMEMI View Post
    Pity for a small machine such as that to have such p poor visibility out the rear. Usually they are working in tight quarters, and need all the visibility you can get to keep from hitting things.
    I fear that we are past the prime of equipment design and function when design is controlled by emissions, and everything else, including safety has to rate behind.
    I agree Jerry. These new designs are just horrible. I'm a Cat guy but I just don't see myself ever owning one of the E series, I'll take a C or D and rebuild it as long as I can.
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    Same here CM. I also believe that there will be a premium price to pay for the older gear due to so many people wanting to do the same thing.
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    I don't know about what I see here ? ....I think I'd like to see it in person and run it first before I go and slam what I see here ...... I mounted a B/U camera on my BCat and just love it as well as trust it totally .....I think that camera is hell of an Idea ..... I mean I never really look out the back of my 312 anyhow ..... now as far as side and perifial vision goes ....hmmm .... the rear counter weight so high up kinda reminds me of the 320DLRR and that really wasn't vision impaired ..... what is gonna really p**S me off is if the machine is found in the wrong rate category as my 312 is .... it should be where the 140's are (such as the 314CLRR). ........ Gonna check them out ....cheers

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    I think that you will see more contractors looking at Cat Certified Rebuilds on more excavators due to the new design
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    I haven't seen any of the new excavators from the other major players, have they went the same route as Cat or do they have a different emission design that doesn't require such a bulky house?

    If the other manufacturer's have figured out a way to meet the new Tier standards with a more tradition house design, I think Cat may be in trouble with their excavator sales. Just my $.02.
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    When I checked out the Cat site last night I seen a few more of the "E's" ...hmmm seems they are all going that route ..... I do like the new Rad layout now, looks easier to keep clean ....uhmmm just wondering if they have catalitic converters as well as the urea liquid injection to meet the tier-Vl standards ?

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    What is that machine going to be priced at? $150K??? Price of new machines today is just nuts, including pickup trucks.

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    There's one pic of the Deere 160G up on their website, doesn't looks that much bigger than a 160D. Neither is Tier 4 Final. It's possible that cat changed their car bodies to fit T4F and deere has not, but i kinda doubt it.

    http://www.deere.com/wps/dcom/en_US/.../160g_lc.page?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KABALAR View Post
    High quality equipment for excavators
    Yep, that tire machine will come in real handy for excavators.
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    Is this machine in PA. ? Where at ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hvy 1ton View Post
    Yep, that tire machine will come in real handy for excavators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pafarmer View Post
    Is this machine in PA. ? Where at ?
    Looks to me like the machine is sitting at a port and judging from the concrete pavers, I would say it's somewhere in Europe. How close am I Pullpan?
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