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Cat 249D, owner reviews????

Discussion in 'Compact Track/Multi Terrain Loaders' started by Pineacres1, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. Pineacres1

    Pineacres1 Member

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    Looking at a nice 249D Cat CTL. Looking for some owner insight on how you like it, its strengths and weaknesses, and well as likes and dislikes. I'm been searching for a machine to do some work on our golf course and this unit came up. Seems like a great smaller CTL with enough capacity to lift pallet yet move dirt. I'd really like a 259D but this unit came available and looking for some insight from owners. Searched the forums and don't see much for reviews.
     
  2. Cmark

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    I don't own one but I've done a few repairs and I really like the D series machines. They're like night and day compared to the C series. Totally redesigned for easier maintainability, fully enclosed cab and nice little Kubota engine.
     
  3. Pineacres1

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    Cmark, the engine is not a Kubota. Its a Cat Engine C2.2, Perkapillar I believe.
     
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    OK, I'll take your word for it. I've only seen D series machines with Kubota motors but the rest of my comments stand.
     
  5. Pineacres1

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    Cmark,
    I did not realize you were from Australia. I could imagine Cat having a different engine in your machines versus ours manufactured here in the US. You should post a pic if you can of the Kubota crammed in there. I wish ours were manufactured with the Kubota.
     
  6. Cmark

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    So it looks like there are three engine models across the range of D series skid steers and CTLs; C2.2, C3.3 and C3.8.

    The C2.2 is indeed a Perkapillar but the C3.3 and C3.8 are Kubota engines painted yellow.
     
  7. RTSmith

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    Might want to see if you can get this thread moved over to the CTL section. May get some more visibility.
     
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    I agree - done.