Caterpillar 315D???

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Caterpillar 315D???

Post #1 by Joes1989 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:01 pm

Hey Guys,

Im just wondering if anyones had anything to do with these machines or has even seen one? We are selling both our Cat 315C's and apparently are part chopping them in for 2 315D's? Not a 100% but it would seem that cat are doing some offers at the minute and our gaffers taken a liking to them.

Anyone got anything to share on them?

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Re: Caterpillar 315D???

Post #2 by john345me » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:06 pm

the new cat d range are very nice machines drove a few now you cat tell the difference to the c range you will find most places will do a deal if you buy two machines at the min :!:

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Post #3 by Joes1989 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:12 pm

Yeh rumour has it its a close call between Volvo(what im praying for) Cat and Hitachi.....id be happy withg either the volvo or the hitachi but not soo happy with the cat...just not a fan im afraid.....ill guess i get what im given i suppose.

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Post #4 by john345me » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:20 pm

think you need to have a go on a big cat 25 ton + then you will like them joe volvo arnt that good not like the old akerman used to be as for hitachi they fall apart once they done 1000 hours :lol:

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Post #5 by Joes1989 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:24 pm

funny you should say that we have a ZX180LC-3 sat in our recycling yard waiting for a new engine and pump with only about 1300 hours on the clock......to be fair i dont think cats are too bad id just rather not have one as we've got better machines on the fleet.

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Post #6 by john345me » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:26 pm

if you have a new cat and look after it trust me you will take to the cats :thumbs_up:

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Re: Caterpillar 315D???

Post #7 by Joes1989 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:29 pm

i look after this one but its just mechanically s**T lol maybe thats coz its 4 years old

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Post #8 by john345me » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:32 pm

must of had a bad operator before you joe someone who dont care if you know what i mean :D

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Re: Caterpillar 315D???

Post #9 by Joes1989 » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:42 pm

yeh...well its the machine i took my test on...and when we got werer first on it it was immaculate! after i got my ticket i went back to my site for a while until about 6 weeks after i got the call sayin i had to go down there on it doing drainage.when i got there i was very shocked to see the state of it,oil leaking from ram seals engine pumping out the bottom of the machine not teeth on the buckets the works. it shocked me to see the incompetence and lack of care some of the guys we have on machines have.
Now she's had the works done on it. just now they've sold it we dont seem to care about it.

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Re: Caterpillar 315D???

Post #10 by john345me » Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:46 pm

alot of places are like that and some drivers think its not got my name on it so they dont care


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