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Old 04-16-2012, 09:32 PM   #1
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So I just did a trade for a bobcat. I traded $5,500 worth of work for a 743 bobcat, it says it only has 1100 hours and I think it's a 89 or newer. I used it For a couple months before I bought it and it ran and started great, just wondering if that was a good price?
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:41 PM   #2
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I don't think it's a bad price because:

1. Good hours
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3. You got to use it for 2 months, this is the most important. If it had problems you would know it by now.

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Out of all the bobcat's I have run, I like the old 743 and 763 the best.
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Out of all the bobcat's I have run, I like the old 743 and 763 the best.
I agree, it's narrow, light and with the diesel has plenty of power. I've had it lowered into basements to grade floors, fit it into tight spots etc. I've wanted one for awhile and this one sort of just fell into my lap. It seemed a bit steep at 5500 but where it's a trade for me doing a foundation (plus he owes me some $) it seemed like an ok deal if not a great one.
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What guy wouldn't want a bobcat, contractor or not! I am def. Jealous! Nice pick!
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Maybe not where you are, but in this area that's a $9000 machine. It's older, yes, but 1100 hrs. is just barely broken in. I doubt if a similar-sized machine even exists around here with fewer than 2500 hrs. or so. And then it'd have tires that may or may not hold air, and there would be very little of the paint or decals left. For some reason or another, folks 'round here just beat the crap out of skidloaders.

I think you got a heck of a deal!!
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This one sat in a storage shed and then was sold to this guy at auction. He's a homeowner and never realy used it, in fact he has 2, the other is bigger and has a jack hammer attachment.
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Definitely a fair buy. The trade is nice too! The diesels in the bobcats are workhorses! Show some pics.
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Definitely a fair buy. The trade is nice too! The diesels in the bobcats are workhorses! Show some pics.
Will do tomorrow.
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If you & the guy you traded with are both happy with the deal....

who gives a rats but what the rest of us think....
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It opens up the potential for a whole new revenue stream for your business. Think of jobs that you wouldn't have bid on because you didn't want the hassle of renting the equipment.

I had a buddy of mine that owned a Case skid steer and would rent it out to local contractors (that he trusted) with far less hassle than the rental yard. He hooked up a GPS tracker just in case someone "lost" it.
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great deal!
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Thats a good deal. I missed a 763 for 9 grand last year. The concrete guy was going to jail on his 5th DUI and wanted the money. I really like the 743, because they are light enough to easily pull behind the truck.
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Here she is. Getting a full service Thursday. I called the dealer and they wanted $1500 to 2000 for a full service! My local mechanic said he's done them before and it's about 300 to 400. Got a new seat coming for it as well.
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That machine looks to be in good shape. You got a deal.
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http://www.machinerytrader.com/list/...743&catid=1055

I'd say you made out pretty good. Nice trade!
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743 bobcat is great! Just take care of it and it will be running for many years!
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Can I borrow it? Not sure what I'd do with it, maybe take it to the go cart track and race and when I lose, flip the carts over.

That's an awesome deal and I have no idea about big machinery. It just looks well worth the money and then some.
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Good deal Ninja, it's even got good rubber on it.

When I was in the subdivisions, the builder had two of them. Guys would run the crap out of them, never check fluids, etc.

They would just call the Bobcat Service people. Paid through the nose.

They had a street sweeping attatchment for one of them. Worked great.
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Owning the base machine is great, but wait until you want some attachments. Attachments are expensive, but great to have.

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