5 REASONS TO CHOOSE CAT® D & D2 SKID STEER LOADERS OVER KUBOTA

If you’re in the market for a quality compact piece of construction equipment, a skid steer loader could be just the versatile machine you’re looking for. However, since there are several manufacturers of skid steers out there, it’s important to know what your options are before deciding on a make and model to fit your needs. What follows is a comparison of the Cat D Series Skid Steer vs. the competition (Kubota) to help you make an informed choice.

REASON ONE
OPERATOR CONTROL

Less effort and greater control feature highly in the Cat models. Thanks to the standard electro-hydraulic controls for all Cat machines, with options such as return to dig and work tool positioner, operators of Cat models can easily customize the machine’s controls to fit their performance needs. The competition, on the other hand, has standard mechanical controls with a pilot control option for more than $2,000 — but since these are mechanically operated, there’s no ability to custom tune to the preferences of an operator.

 

REASON TWO
OPERATOR ENVIRONMENT

Less effort and greater control feature highly in the Cat models. Thanks to the standard electro-hydraulic controls for all Cat machines, with options such as return to dig and work tool positioner, operators of Cat models can easily customize the machine’s controls to fit their performance needs. The competition, on the other hand, has standard mechanical controls with a pilot control option for more than $2,000 — but since these are mechanically operated, there’s no ability to custom tune to the preferences of an operator.

 

REASON THREE
VISIBILITY

The visibility found standard on the Cat skid steers features a frameless door that offers the operator a superb wide-open view of the forward work area. A rearview convex mirror allows for panoramic viewing of the worksite. In addition, there’s the option for a rearview camera to augment the operator’s rearward vision. In contrast, the competition has a much more obstructed visibility due to bulky lift arms, and a rearview mirror isn’t standard. What’s more, there’s no option for a rearview camera.

REASON FOUR
SERVICEABILITY

Cat machines are designed to save you time and allow for simplified maintenance. Service points are grouped together and within easy reach without the need for special tools to access them. The competition’s design requires you to lift the cab just to reach the hydraulic return oil filter — and you’ll need a tool in order to top off the hydraulic fluid.

 

 

 

 

 

REASON FIVE
PRODUCT LINE

The visibility found standard on the Cat skid steers features a frameless door that offers the operator a superb wide-open view of the forward work area. A rearview convex mirror allows for panoramic viewing of the worksite. In addition, there’s the option for a rearview camera to augment the operator’s rearward vision. In contrast, the competition has a much more obstructed visibility due to bulky lift arms, and a rearview mirror isn’t standard. What’s more, there’s no option for a rearview camera.

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