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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 01-06-2008, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Skidsteers

My uncle is looking for a skid steer where he works. He has a budget of around $12000. Im suppose to find one for him. I figured a cat or case. I like deere but know nothing of there skid steers, and very little of the others. Some advice would be great. Thanks

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Well, working for a CAT dealer, I'm a little biased. It's a very competitive market with many entries.

Depending on where you are, Fabick or Altofer will be your local CAT dealer.

Also, check out http://www.machinerytrader.com/ to get an idea on used equipment.
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ive ran deeres, cats, komatsus, cases, mustangs, gehls, new holland, takuchi and skattrack personally i like the deeres the best, they are the smoothest and most powerful, i dont like the controls on the cats much, the new hollands are nice too, lately i have been using a mustang at work, it seems kinda cheeply built, the bucket falls off all the time, and the controls are slow, is he looking for a wheeled or tracked one? also is he going pilot controls or hand/foot, its all a matter of prefernce
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My cat dealer unfortunately is Deans. His would be Martin though. I was wantin to find him a cat. It needs to be wheeled. I would say hand controls would be the preference. Ill do some lookin on machinery trader. Thanks.

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bobcat is good. hardly ever break down
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Didn't think about Martin or Dean

We have a used 226 with 1,717 hours on it with an asking price of $14,375. Also have a Bobcat with 2,576 hrs for $8,750 & a Case/New Holland 70 XT for $15,625.

Check the rental places as well (e.g. CAT Rental Store, Sunbelt, etc.). They might be able to make a deal on an RRO.

http://www.ohiocat.com/catused.html
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You need to really look the machine over. I have seen some machines sell through our equipment company that I would not want given to me almost. If I were going to buy one I would buy a Cat. I work on them everyday and can tell you that I have the least problems with the customers that have Cat. I have a John Deere 260 pulled apart currently for the triple pumps and drive motors. Probably going to end up costing the customer 4K or more by the time he gets through. JJ
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the older deere were junk but the new ones like the 300 series are very good
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There is another thread on this subject, where many responded, with many different preferences, but the one most important factor to consider in my opinion is that unless you are well versed with skids that the brand needs to be one that you have a local service for. Since its Dean, might as well have a Cat. I have a choice between all brands/service centers in my area, and I chose Bobcat. Great customer service although with 2300 hrs I haven't seen them except routine/prevent maintainence.

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Thanks for all your responses. I found out that he called his bobcat dealer a coulple of days ago, and they set him up with a used one.

94 Ford F-250, Reg cab, xlt, 12v cummins, 5 speed, 4:10s,
370's, edge jammer turbo, colt camshaft, tuned by Snap-on

99 Kenworth T800, C-12 cat power, 10 speed, 3:90 gears, ag200, ridewell tag, 24ft grain bed.

90 freightshaker, 3406a , 13 speed, um...it was cheap

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