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Old 11-06-2013, 06:20 AM   #1
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CAT CX28 Transmission (is it as good as Alison)

So far I've not been able to find much on this transmission. I read a post where someones friend had one in a CC Allure and liked it, but the coach was still fairly new to them and really had not had time to show it's durability.

I'm considering a 2008 Country Coach Inspire 360. The engine/trans options that year were a 425 CAT C9 with the CX28 Cat trans. or a 425 Cummins ISL with an Alison trans. I know the Alison to be a fine transmission but wanted to hear from anyone that owns a coach with the CX28 and has put some miles on it.

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Old 11-06-2013, 06:46 AM   #2
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I personally'would be highly reluctant to buy anything with a Caterpillar label on it. This,in light of their hard nose corporate attitude toward labour unions(read people),closing plants where people had worked for most of their lives.This may happen in a town near you!

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Old 11-06-2013, 07:58 AM   #3
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the cx28 is a good, solid trans. the only thing I know of that some people didn't like is the shifting is very positive, harsh. Cat is a great company and every experience I have had with them has been great. have been dealing with them over 40 yrs. . lots of places that are easy to get to and convenient.
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Old 11-06-2013, 09:01 AM   #4
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If you are thinking of a Country Coach you shold go over to Yahoo Groups and join and see if someone there can answer your questions.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:37 PM   #5
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There's a good and bad side to that transmission.

It was built for those gigantic Tonka-like dump trucks, so it's super tough.

But they weren't worrying about shifting smoothness, so they're reported to have a very HARD shift. Also, I don't believe CAT stations are all as knowledgeable about how to service or fix, while Alison locations are all over the place.

But, Country Coach felt so strongly about them, they put them in the dream "Rhapsody" coaches that sold for $1m.

I think a test drive will tell you quickly if you love or hate it.

My two cents.
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Old 11-15-2013, 12:22 AM   #6
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I'll take that two cents and add it to my bank of knowledge. If I find a cat/cat combo locally, I'll definitely take a ride and see how it performs. I do have an excellent Cat service center about six miles from my house, but whatever I buy, I want to see it in my possession more than in the service centers possession.

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