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Old 04-04-2013, 10:49 PM
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Hello all

Would just like to say a polite hello, I work for a Midlands based Caterpillar compact dealership and would love to hear your views on the CAT product, mini ex, skid steers, multi terrain loaders, compact track loaders, telehandlers and compactors.

Look forward to networking with you all

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:22 PM
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Welcome Andy, good to have you here! Are you in sales or service? You can expect a bit of stick about the 428s 432s etc on here! Check valves spring to mind

Look forward to here more from you!

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Old 04-04-2013, 11:35 PM
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Welcome to the forum. Your a brave man laying all that straight on the table obviously not a card player.

Compact, might just keep you below the bhl guys radar

Always good to have somebody from another part of the industry to provide the "other side" of the purchase, maintenance, service, supply argument. I don't mean in having a row, I mean in the problems you face with customers and your main suppliers.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:05 AM
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Welcome to the forum.i had a cat 432e for a short while.had loads of problems,fitter out for ten full days in 4/5 months.could never grade with it and treated badly by findings and even told by finning experts I could not operate the machine even though I run my own business and run machines since 1986.ill never buy another cat product.
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Welcome to the forum.i had a cat 432e for a short while.had loads of problems,fitter out for ten full days in 4/5 months.could never grade with it and treated badly by findings and even told by finning experts I could not operate the machine even though I run my own business and run machines since 1986.ill never buy another cat product.
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Youch , they told you that??? Even if you doubt your customers ability you never tell them , even in a round about way.. No wonder you are a bit miffed with Cat..
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Oh and welcome to the forum by the way.
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In all honesty I've never had a lot to do with Cat machines. I've had a bit of time on 2 308s. An early model with a fixed boom and a new one, D series I think, with a swivel boom. The new one was a dream to operate but the boom and dipper doesn't tuck in tight enough for working in tight areas. For digging, grading and loading, I found them to be nice machines but as for the rest of the fleet, no idea. I'm pretty sure there will be someone else along to let you know their feelings.

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Old 05-04-2013, 10:35 PM
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hi andy and welcome i have a cat 120 and a cat 80 roller i bought them off finnings when they took me to malaga i think it was 08....they have both been good machines...
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:37 PM
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Suppose I should welcome youhow's business
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Welcome cat 21 ,have you been to HQ in Peoria !
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