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Posted May 26, 2013 - 07:36 PM

Found these at Holt CAT last week, I guess CAT in now in the truck business now. I was told by one of the parts guys that International is building them for CAT.

 

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Posted May 26, 2013 - 08:04 PM

They have been out for a couple years now.



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Nice looking rides, whoever is building them.

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Posted May 26, 2013 - 08:21 PM

Interesting look.. wonder what they run for gear..  Should we assume they have Cat's under the hood.. lol



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Posted May 26, 2013 - 09:14 PM

Cat no longer sells engines to other makes. You won't find a new Pete with a Cat engine in it. Cat figured they can sell trucks on their own. I personally think they're going to fall flat.

 

The one I looked at in Sioux Falls last week at Butler Cat was a 23 ton with an Eaton 18, Eaton rear, and a single tag. Not real stretched, I think it was 168" or 176"? I see they have their own auto transmission.

 

We had one last summer with a water tank mounted for dust control and compaction on sand fills and gravel grading. It had skinny steer tires on it and got stuck a lot.


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Posted May 26, 2013 - 09:53 PM

 I kinda like the look of those trucks! I wasn't aware that Cat was making their own truck, and I'm definitely surprised they're no longer selling to other manufactures. I believe that will hurt them in the long run, but who knows?

 

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 05:12 AM

I've seen a couple of those here since last summer. They were tandem dump trucks and did look sharp!



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 07:31 AM

Cat's going down the John Deere road: if its yellow and says "Cat" they think it will sell. 

 

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Posted May 27, 2013 - 08:43 AM

Cat no longer sells engines to other makes. You won't find a new Pete with a Cat engine in it. Cat figured they can sell trucks on their own. I personally think they're going to fall flat.

 

 

They must be cutting back big time on their engine building.. Imagine all the trucks that sold with a Cat in them.. Fact is just like cars and pickups.. There is brand loyalty. A Faithful KW owner wont jump ship to get the Cat motor. He will pick the next best engine and stay with KW.. As will many other faithful rig buyers.  Cat's loss is someone elses gain. Truth be told.. I dont care for how wide that front end looks. I'm more of a long narrow hood guy.. But.. I dont sway the market. 



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 10:15 AM

Cat seems to be following JD's line of thinking. If they don't control every aspect of the design, their name isn't on it. The Cat ag line is now all labeled Challenger or (in the case of the harvesters) Claas. It's all AGCO anyway, but it's confusing trying to sort them all out. Challenger, MF, Claas, Fendt, Valtra, etc.



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Posted May 27, 2013 - 10:18 AM

Car is more of a cult then JD is.... 



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 06:51 AM

Do these trucks actually have Cat engines? I'd heard that Cat wasn't making any truck engines because they couldn't/wouldn't meet emmission standards.


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 02:28 PM

In the beginning they had CAT engines, and they still might. CAT no longer has a single stake in the ag business. They sold if all off to Agco and now it follows Challenger, like it was before. The trucks are nice looking, and I'm into the CAT engines, but if I were truck shopping I'd say pass.



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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:14 PM

 

Do these trucks actually have Cat engines? I'd heard that Cat wasn't making any truck engines because they couldn't/wouldn't meet emmission standards.

Interesting timing.  I just read something about them on another forum today.

They had a quote from a CAT Q&A saying the engines were built by Navistar.


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Posted May 28, 2013 - 09:53 PM

Do these trucks actually have Cat engines? I'd heard that Cat wasn't making any truck engines because they couldn't/wouldn't meet emmission standards.

 

Doug, I didn't raise the hood, but I could see the big YELLOW oil pan hanging down, so yes they have CAT engines in them.






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