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Old 10-30-2019, 12:42 PM   #1
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Default Anybody owned a Pitt Boss and a Traeger?

If youíve owned both, school me. Are they close to the same? Thanks.
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:45 PM   #2
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I own a Pitt boss and have cooked on a Traeger. My decision was purely financial. If I had the coin I would go Traeger. More options and better electronics and temp control.
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Old 10-30-2019, 12:49 PM   #3
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If youíve owned both, school me. Are they close to the same? Thanks.
Go Rectec and be done!!!!!!!
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:19 PM   #4
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I own both. More bells and whistles with treager, Pitt Boss has a sear station which I use a lot.
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Old 10-30-2019, 01:23 PM   #5
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Go Rectec and be done!!!!!!!
Agreed, I love my RT700!
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:01 PM   #6
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Hate to be "that guy" but like the other two gentlemen stated the Rectec is the way to go for a pellet grill. My 700 Bull is one of the best investments I have ever made.......seriously.
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:25 PM   #7
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What’s the ballpark cost of a regular size or standard size rectec?
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:33 PM   #8
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Whatís the ballpark cost of a regular size or standard size rectec?
Just looked at their website. At top it says FINANCING AVAILABLE. If it says that than they are way higher than a PITBOSS. I have a PITBOSS going on 2 years now and can not complain one bit about it. It's the best $499 I have ever spent.
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:33 PM   #9
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I have a pitboss and love it


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Old 10-30-2019, 03:35 PM   #10
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I have a traeger Pro 34 and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:47 PM   #11
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I’ve got a traejer and it can cook the heck out of some ribs.
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:51 PM   #12
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i have the pitboss austin xl. Have cooked on traeger. traeger doesnt get as hot as the pitboss. plus pitboss has the sear option on it which i use alot. have buddies that have come over when i cook on the pitboss that have traegers and say they like the pitboss better. to each their own. for the money, pitboss hands down
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Old 10-30-2019, 03:59 PM   #13
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I owned a Traeger(It was good until it wasn't), then I bought a Louisiana pellet grill (JUNK). I bought a RecTec (Bull with Competition cart and smoke box) and it is by far the best of the three. Sorry I don't have any experience with the Pit Boss. My dad has the Cabela's brand and he says he likes it. I think he has only used it a few times.
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Old 10-30-2019, 05:25 PM   #14
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I’ve got a Traeger timberline 1300 and a Yoder ys1500. The traeger is about to find a new home, you would probably get just as much smoke out of the oven as you do with it. The Yoder on the other hand is awesome. Just my .02
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Old 10-30-2019, 06:56 PM   #15
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For those saying RecTec and especially Yoder that’s like someone asking for info on a Ford Fiesta and saying “my Bentley drives much smoother” it’s not even in the same conversation.

To the OP, the pit boss is a great grill for the price, imo it’s comparable to the traeger but it has a lower price because they don’t spend the dollars that traeger does on marketing. Neither are going to last you a lifetime but they are good
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:33 PM   #16
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I have a pit boss XL right now. Was a gift so I’m a fan lol. I’m new to the pellet grill market and have only used it several times. It’s nice but I’m not too far into yet. Honestly, I would avoid all brands besides pit boss and Yoder. If you can afford it, go Yoder. They are the best on the market without a doubt! In-laws uses them daily for home use and product testing and they are just dang good machines.
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Old 10-30-2019, 11:38 PM   #17
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I have a treager and my son has a treager and pitboss. Pitboss out performs the treager. Imo and costs a lot less
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:20 AM   #18
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Iíve got a Traeger timberline 1300 and a Yoder ys1500. The traeger is about to find a new home, you would probably get just as much smoke out of the oven as you do with it. The Yoder on the other hand is awesome. Just my .02
Ill gladly rehome that Traeger for you
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:56 AM   #19
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I have a treager and my son has a treager and pitboss. Pitboss out performs the treager. Imo and costs a lot less
That is me.

I have a Traeger at home and a Pitboss Pro Series at the ranch. The Pitboss outperforms the Traeger by a mile. The Pitboss is much heavier duty, less finicky in the wind, and you have the ability to control the amount of smoke you throw with the Pitboss.

If you are deciding between the two the clear choice is Pitboss IMO.
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