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New CAT 314E CR

Discussion in 'Excavators' started by pafarmer, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. pafarmer

    pafarmer Senior Member

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    Bought a new CAT 314E this past weekend with blade, hyd. Thumb, Tiltrotator, multiple buckets , fully loaded unit....delivery in a few weeks time. Anyone out there in HEF land have or run a 314E that could comment on it...We will be doing some rural stream reclaimation work for the local and State government on flood damaged stream banks. Adding barriers , stream improvement to state spec,'s etc etc.....
     
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  2. Beachbum0286

    Beachbum0286 Well-Known Member

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    Great machines. Did you get rubber or steel tracks? The rubber really comes in handy when working on asphalt thats not getting replaced.
     
  3. pafarmer

    pafarmer Senior Member

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    We went with the metal tracks. It's not going to see asphalt anytime in the near future. Although the one we saw had the rubber tracks and that looked like something I would consider down the road for sure.
     
  4. JGibson

    JGibson Well-Known Member

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    Engcon or rototilt tilt rotator?
     
  5. Fastdirt

    Fastdirt Senior Member

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    That is an incredible machine. The do it all excavator.... and with the blade umm umm. Such a great machine. I'd like to see how the tiltorator works for you. Let us know. If you ever do need rubber tracks down the road they range from $7500 to $9000 and worth every penny in my opinion.
     
  6. pafarmer

    pafarmer Senior Member

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    Rototilt rotator is what I went with. I presently have the engcon on my 316 and wanted to test out the rotator....Our equipment is just getting ready to leave the yard after a long and cold winter nap...
    It's been a tough winter on multiple fronts, really looking forward to Spring this year.
     
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  7. 2004F550

    2004F550 Charter Member

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    we are looking at a new 314 as well, coupler, hyd thumb. if you don't mind me asking what was the approximate price on the machine? You can pm me if need be.
     
  8. Deliacorpny

    Deliacorpny Active Member

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    I just sold my 314clcr, was going to replace with either a 316 or 318! But after looking around I like the 314e! If you have a 316 why the 314 as we'll ? I'm almost positive you will like 314 better then 316! Just not crazy about the blind spots on new e series ! Let me know how you like it ! Good luck