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My new to me Cat 299D2 XHP

Discussion in 'Compact Track/Multi Terrain Loaders' started by f311fr1, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. rivroshaun

    rivroshaun Member

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    It's been the past two years 2015/2016 I have seen this on and off. I know CAT has addressed the issue by coming out with the new high flow filter however I still see from time to time clogging Of the lift pump. With the old lift pump it seems to burn out the pump. With the new high flow pump the pumps get clogged but normally do not burn out. I never really paid attention to the actual year the machine was when I came across the problem. I just know the last two years I have seen this problem on most of the D series MTL and skid steers.
     
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  2. Tones

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    Just a couple of tips.
    1: You may be over greasing the mulcher bearings, 3 pumps a day is all thats required, any more than that can damage the bearings.
    2: Apparently the Cats have a bad problem with getting the trackmotor senser damaged when used for mulching. If you haven't got covers on them a bloke on Tractor by Net/landclearing forum has made some for his machine. It would be worth a look
     
  3. pafarmer

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    Forestry equipped units have these and many other needed guards, filters, Pre-filters and covers as part of the package plus we steel track ours as well. Running a land clearing deficated CAT without the forestry package isn't a smart idea. My 259D have the forestry package installed as well minus the steel track package..you can get by with occasional usage in terms of land clearing without the forestry package but again dedicated land clearing demands this package IMHO..I have done it both way and it's just not smart business unless of course you like spending money and time fixing stuff that would otherwise never see an issue....my 2 cents
     
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  4. DIYDAVE

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    Sorry I couldn't resist pointing out the typo, LOL...:falldownlaugh:falldownlaugh
     
  5. Junkyard

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    Omg DIYDAVE I'm about to cry laughing. I didn't notice that, the mind sees what should be there I guess. That's funny right there, I don't care who you are! I've had a few Cats that deficated!!

    Junkyard
     
  6. pafarmer

    pafarmer Senior Member

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    OMG ! Freakin spell check....I love it....funny stuff ! It fits too....doesn't have to be a typo....
     
  7. DIYDAVE

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    I knew it could be one or the other... Still too damn funny, no sh!t...:lmao:lmao