Best CTL for running stone crusher?

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cpainter

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Hi, guys, I'm new here and looking to buy a hi-flow CTL to run a FAE stone crusher in a small business in central Texas. We have a local Kubota dealer and, within a 2 hr drive, have John Deere, Cat, and others. I'm also open to other machines such as Lamtrac or anything that has a good reputation for toughness, reliability, capability, versatility, and ergonomics. Any advice y'all could give would be very much appreciated.
 

mrbb

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well not claiming to be any expert, but for my 2 cents, I would be rather simple about this, what ever stone crusher you have/or PLAN to have, I would simply start with looking at the spec's for that, and what is needed to run it
and then try and find a machine the right size, , or better yet, a bigger than needed so your not beating the heck out of a unit always at it peak power curve to run the crusher
so, before suggesting "X" CTL< I would think the bigger thing to know first is what are the demands of the stone crusher you have or are planning to have
and from there, talk to all the OEN's you have near by, and look at machines with 25% or more flow and HP, /lift and likes, and I would also think WEIGHT will be your friend,as will foot print, for a stable machine here

and I gather this also simply means your looking at the LARGEST CTL they make, as most crushers I know of take some serious HP to run well,
you can also ask local OEM dealers if maybe there isn;t a better machine to run them with too
so you can get larger heavier HP machine that will have extra power on board to not be running at max all the time to maybe make it last longer!

I would also gather you may want some better GLASS protection , as in HD screens or likes, for flying out debris , which many machines will have as options when ordering!
 

foton

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I agree , lexan front window (aka bullet proof glass), maybe the way you should look at this , is to call the manf. of the rock crusher you are thinking of and see what brands of machine matches up best with there eq.
 

Wayne440

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I would ask FAE, if they have sold several of the units they probably know which machines work best with it, or at least which ones do not.
My advice, based on the fact that the device weighs over 2600 pounds - buy the heaviest machine you can afford that meets the required horsepower and flow specifications.
 
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mrbb

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I would ask FAE, if they have sold several of the units they probably know which machines work best with it, or at least which ones do not.
My advice, based on the fact that the device weighs over 2600 pounds - buy the heaviest machine you can afford that meets the required horsepower and flow specifications.
this is why a lot of them are being run on the rear of large AG tractors and not skid steers IMO
 

cpainter

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I'm hearing that the best CTL for this application is the Caterpillar 299D3 with 110hp and that the Kubota 97SVL is a close second. Any thoughts or experience that would confirm or refute this?
 

foton

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I have no idea but I would buy a cat over a kubota, it is tuff to beat cat on parts availability, they are just about everywhere in the world.
 
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