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Favorite excavator company?

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by roadbuilder6, May 18, 2012.

  1. roadbuilder6

    roadbuilder6 Well-Known Member

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    So what is your favorite excavtor company? Mine is link belt first, volvo second:notworthy
     
  2. JGS Parts

    JGS Parts Senior Member

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    Komatsu 1st Hitachi 2nd . never had anything to do with linkbelt are they yanky built?
     
  3. roadbuilder6

    roadbuilder6 Well-Known Member

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    they were back in the early 1980's but were bought buy sumitomo which is japenese, link belt is based the us but the machines are made in japan, theyre the same as case
     
  4. buddfalen

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    Does link belt being the sam as Case, mean that systems control monitor and/or computer from a LS 2800 cII be replaced by one form a case? If so, can you tell me which case?

    Thanks
     
  5. Ryanrb25

    Ryanrb25 Well-Known Member

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    Volvo and Sumitomo
     
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    woorarra Active Member

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    Menzi Muck
     
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    The excavators I have seen working outside are from Hyundai and Komatsu, but I have to say Lonking excavators are also quality proofed, just not as famous as them.
     
  8. SeaMac

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    Liebherr, they are extremely well thought out and put together. Like their watches, the Swiss do most things quite well.
     
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    "CAT" ....all the way ! ....been down the JD/Hitachi trail before when they run they're all good ....... BUT when it comes to Parts and service, and their own Finance .... it's really hard to beat the infastructure that they've got in place ..... JMHO
     
  10. alco

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    I only wish that were true of their haul trucks as well.
     
  11. rabia

    rabia Banned

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    I like Komatsu and Caterpiller:notworthy
     
  12. tuney443

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    Me.Mallen Excavating.You did say excavator company,right?:D
     
  13. JGS Parts

    JGS Parts Senior Member

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    Well i better say JGS excavators now are my Favorited haha
     
  14. SVIPD

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    Definatly Link-Belt
     
  15. Buckethead

    Buckethead Senior Member

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    Excavators from different manufacturers are so similar these days, it doesn't make much of a difference to the operator whether it's a Cat, or a Komatsu, or John Deere, or a Hitachi. Hitachi and Deere are the same machine I believe. It's not like the old cable machines, or even the early hydraulics when say, Koehring, Bucyrus-Erie, Poclain, Drott all had very different controls.