between cat and case

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marc21

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i've narrowed my decision between cat 246 and case 90 xt or case 4??. I'm swaying towards cat because of there easy of use, maintenance and there operator comfort.
 

sterlclan

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never run a case skid steer but there full size loaders s$#@ Cat sounds good to me....Just my 2c Jeff
 

bobcat_ron

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never run a case skid steer but there full size loaders s$#@ Cat sounds good to me....Just my 2c Jeff
My choice would be CAT, I've “tried” to get into a cab from a new Case, and almost popped my man cherry due to one of those pesky long joy sticks being so long. When U did finally get into the seat, the “tunnel vision” was so bad I felt closed in and claustrophobia set in. CAT has a huge cab compared to Case and the reale value is better.
 

marc21

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My choice would be CAT, I've “tried” to get into a cab from a new Case, and almost popped my man cherry due to one of those pesky long joy sticks being so long. When U did finally get into the seat, the “tunnel vision” was so bad I felt closed in and claustrophobia set in. CAT has a huge cab compared to Case and the reale value is better.
thanx for your input guys, anyone else have a an opinion?
 

skidsteer.ca

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thanx for your input guys, anyone else have a an opinion?
I have never had the oportunity to sit in a cat but the fellow who sold me my backhoe had one (early one) and complained that it could not be driven in a straight line. Not sure if it was a issue with the first ones out or his particular loader. I'm sure if it was a issue cat would have it adressed by now.
As for the Case I've only had very limited experience with old 1840 and 1845.
Over at lawnsite.com there are some die hard case boys from the new generation though.
Ken
 

lgammon

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I have never had the oportunity to sit in a cat but the fellow who sold me my backhoe had one (early one) and complained that it could not be driven in a straight line. Not sure if it was a issue with the first ones out or his particular loader. I'm sure if it was a issue cat would have it adressed by now.
As for the Case I've only had very limited experience with old 1840 and 1845.
Over at lawnsite.com there are some die hard case boys from the new generation though.
Ken
there is an adjustment for the steering on the cat just ask the dealer he can set it up for you
 

marc21

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My choice would be CAT, I've “tried” to get into a cab from a new Case, and almost popped my man cherry due to one of those pesky long joy sticks being so long. When U did finally get into the seat, the “tunnel vision” was so bad I felt closed in and claustrophobia set in. CAT has a huge cab compared to Case and the reale value is better.
ya, there alot better then the older ones but there stil a little weird. They kinda hang into the middle of the cab till u put bar down, then they sit nicely.
 

marc21

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ya, there alot better then the older ones but there stil a little weird. They kinda hang into the middle of the cab till u put bar down, then they sit nicely.
so what size skid steers compare to the 246, in size and lift capacity? would it be like a 75xt and case 430?
 

skidsteer.ca

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so what size skid steers compare to the 246, in size and lift capacity? would it be like a 75xt and case 430?
They are one hp apart 74 vs 74 case is 2000lb roc cat is 2150lb roc.
Case brochure from www.casece.com
http://casece.com/files/tbl_s93PDFRepository/PDF521/717/Skid Steer 400 Series Family.pdf

Cat specs www.cat.com
http://cmms.cat.com/cmms/servlet/ca...&specTab=y&subfamilyheader=Skid+Steer+Loaders
246C Skid Steer Loader
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--- Select a Model --- -----Skid Steer Loader----- 216B Series 2 216B 226B Series 2 226B 236B 232B 232B Series 2 236B Series 2 242B 246B 248B 242B Series 2 246C 256C 252B Series 2 252B 268B 262B 262C 272C​
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Specifications
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Engine
Units: US | Metric
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Engine Model

Cat 3044C DIT​
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Net Flywheel Power

73 hp​
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Gross Power

75 hp​
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Gross Power SAE J1995

75 hp​
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Engine Power ISO 14396

74 hp​
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Net Power EEC 80/1269

74 hp​
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Net Power EEC ISO 9249

74 hp​
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Net Power SAE 1349

73 hp​
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Displacement

201 in3​
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Stroke

4.7 in​
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Bore

3.7 in​
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Operating Specifications
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Rated Operating Capacity

2150 lb​
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Rated Operating Capacity w/Optional Counterweight

2423 lb​
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Tipping Load

4300 lb​
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Breakout Force, Tilt Cylinder

7328 lb​
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Weights
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Operating Weight

7381 lb​
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Dimensions
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Wheelbase

48.8 in​
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Length w/Bucket on Ground

145.3 in​
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Length w/o Bucket

123 in​
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Height to Top of Cab

82 in​
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Vehicle Width over Tires

66 in​
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Max Overall Height

157.4 in​
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Bucket Pin Height at Max Lift

122.9 in​
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Bucket Pin Height at Carry Pos.

7.8 in​
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Reach at Max Lift and Dump

23.6 in​
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Clearance at Max Lift and Dump

95.4 in​
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Ground Clearance

8.8 in​
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Departure Angle

26.4°​
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Bumper Overhang - Rear Axle

42.8 in​
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Maximum Dump Angle

40°​
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Turn Radius from Ctr - Rear

58.5 in​
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Turn Radius from Ctr - Coupler

64.1 in​
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Turn Radius from Ctr - Bucket

94.9 in​
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Max. Reach w/Arms-Parallel

54.6 in​
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Rack Back Angle at Max Height

96°​
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Hydraulic System
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Hydraulic Flow

Standard​
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Hydraulic Flow

High Flow XPS​
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Loader Hydraulic Pressure

3335 psi​
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Max. Loader Hydraulic Pressure

4061 psi​
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Loader Hydraulic Flow

22 gal/min​
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Max. Loader Hydraulic Flow

33 gal/min​
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Hydraulic Power

42.8 hp​
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Cab
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ROPS

SAE J1040 MAY94, ISO 3471:1994​
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FOPS

SAE J1043 SEPT87, ISO 3449:1992 Level I​
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FOPS Level II

SAE J231 JAN81, ISO 3449:1992 Level II​
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Power Train
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Travel Speed Forward

7.7 mph​
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Travel Speed Reverse

7.7 mph​
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Travel Speed Forward - 2-Speed Option

11.9 mph​
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Travel Speed Reverse - 2-Speed Option

11.9 mph​
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Service Refill Capacities
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Chain box, each side

2.6 gal​
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Cooling System

3.7 gal​
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Engine Crankcase

2.6 gal​
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Fuel Tank

26 gal​
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Hydraulic System

15 gal​
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Hydraulic Tank

11 gal​
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I'd love to ordering either.
Ken
 

kelly_b

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I have always personally been a CAT fan as my dad was a heavy-duty mechanic for them.
 

Cam2

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I have always personally been a CAT fan as my dad was a heavy-duty mechanic for them.
I have an 04 Cat 246 and I also just bought a Case 90xt. The case has about 4000 hours on it and was worked hard and very loose, but I still like it. Has a ton of power and although the controls are different, each has it's own qualities. The Case spins much better in tight spots. Doesn't matter much to me....I'll use either, but usually go with the Cat, only because I'm more used to it than the case. Paid 3000.00 for the Case, couldn't pass it up.
 
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