I am in the market for a CTL with a forestry head on it. I have been looking at the Kubota SVL90-2, the Cat 299D XHP and the JD 329E or 333E.
Does anyone have any experience with any of these and specifically the JD models? Both Cat and JD think very highly of their CTL's and the price reflects that. It is about 40% more than the Kubota SVL price that I have been quoted. I am looking at both the horizontal rotor type (Fecon/FAE style) and the vertical shaft style like the Bradco Extreme ground shark and the AFE ECO style mulcher.
I know neither the Cat nor the Kubota are green and even the JD CTL is not green so don't kick me off the site.