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Deere vs cat wheel loader

Discussion in 'Wheel Loaders' started by Pete1468, Oct 19, 2017.

  1. Pete1468

    Pete1468 Well-Known Member

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    Getting to demo 544k loader against my 928g tomorrow. Sales man biggest selling point is dif lock. I bucked into a sand pile real quick and wasn't impressed as I couldn't lift a bucket full while pushing against it like the 10,000 hr cat. Anyone else run the same demo or run a deere?
     
  2. Pete1468

    Pete1468 Well-Known Member

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    Demoed a 930 M cat today, transmission takes a little too get used to but holy cow is that a machine compared to the deere. I liked my 928g but I don't think it will take long running a930 to make me forget about the 928. The hydraulics are quick then the deere.
     
  3. ol'stonebreaker

    ol'stonebreaker Well-Known Member

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    Never saw a need for diff lock on a loader because filling the bucket is a matter of close coordination of hoist, tilt and throttle to minimize tire slippage in my experience.
    Mike
     
  4. Pete1468

    Pete1468 Well-Known Member

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    We don't need diff lock for loading gravel, digging a road ditch getting on the slopes most people won't do is where it's needed. We use loaders to dig ditches unless it's too wet to get in and out of.