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Dirty Water
07-30-2006, 08:45 PM
I went to the Kubota/ Takuechi dealership today (Kitsap Farm and Garden in Silverdale) and spent some time looking at their machines and talking money with their rep.

I think the Kubota KX91 (7k lbs) looks pretty well suited to what I want to do, and its a good strong machine. We discussed a demo machine being sent out, and they are up for it once I fill out the credit app.

He priced me out at $39,500 out the door with a Quick Coupler, Thumb, 12" bucket and 24" cleanup. No Cab, No AC.

How do you think that compares to other brands?

Also, they had the new Takeuchi TB1141, thats quite the machine, its about the size of a cat 312. I guess Tak is going to move into the fullsize market.

I got a chance to sit in it, and it has a much nicer cab than the cat, incredibly roomy.

They also have a full line of new Deawoo excavators, from 3k lbs size to 200 series. They are really cheap, I wonder how the quality is.

AWJ Services
07-31-2006, 12:42 AM
Komatsu makes a nice unit also.

A local rental yard has a Takeuchi(small one) with 2700 hrs on it.
Still a good machine.

I really like the quick disconnect bucket .

I have run JCB,Bobcat,Takeuchi and Komatsu.

Me personally they all were about the same.

I like the Zero tail swing option.

tylermckee
07-31-2006, 04:14 AM
we have an older grey market version of that machine (believe its a 97), hasnt had a serious problem in ~3,000 hard hours of use. well ,it has been through about 3 sets of tracks in a year but its a problem with misinformation from the dealer (kitsap), and/or getting the wrong tracks because its a GMM. they gave us new tracks under warenty, but still annoying.

CutRight
07-31-2006, 07:27 PM
that price seems a little bit high...i payed only $10,000 more for the 161 with a quick coupler, thumb and 24 inch bucket. rubber tracks open cab.

also 0% financing for 36 months

CutRight
07-31-2006, 07:29 PM
but i dont really know...maybe thats what they go for..

Gravel Rat
07-31-2006, 11:26 PM
If I was going with Kubota I would go with the venerable 161 its a 11,000lb machine that can do alot of work.

Dirty Water
07-31-2006, 11:27 PM
If I was going with Kubota I would go with the venerable 161 its a 11,000lb machine that can do alot of work.

Its also too much machine for what we need. We need a compact machine that can trench in tight area's between new developments.

Gravel Rat
07-31-2006, 11:52 PM
The 161 is only 16"s wider and it can do alot of work if you want to use the machine for doing septic systems or digging basements.

I don't know its up to you for what size you want to buy. Myself I find the machines smaller than 10,000lbs are pretty feeble. You would have to have alot of tight work to make one pay for itself. How much work do you guys have to do what about a long term rental. We can rent a 328 size Bobcat which is only 6500lbs but it rents for 300 dollars a day.

tylermckee
08-01-2006, 04:36 AM
you would be using the machine for pretty much only irrigation work?

Planet Landscaping
08-01-2006, 05:47 AM
The 121-3 angle blade,with thumb(A must have) on rubber Is what we run. We felt it could do little and big work. IT HAS WORKED OUT GREAT. $40k is what we paid:weightlifter: Should have bought it sooner.:hammerhead:

Dirty Water
08-01-2006, 11:34 AM
you would be using the machine for pretty much only irrigation work?

irrigation, drainage and per foot trenching for utilities.

ksss
08-01-2006, 11:09 PM
Dirty Water,
I have seen the dealership's advertisements, I was going to price them for a new TK when the time comes. What were your thoughts about the dealer itself?

Dirty Water
08-01-2006, 11:24 PM
Dirty Water,
I have seen the dealership's advertisements, I was going to price them for a new TK when the time comes. What were your thoughts about the dealer itself?

They seem like nice guys, I talked to Bob their outside sales guy. He was friendly and knowledgable. He really wanted to make a sale, but what sales guy doesnt?

I will tell you, they had no problem trashing talking a certian yellow brand while I was there.

They have a deal right now where if you get a better price at a different dealership for a product they sell, take your paperwork to them, and they will give you $1000.

He offered to let me take their brand new TK1114 for a spin. You have to check that bad boy out when you go down.

Overall I liked them.

I don't know how their service dept is though.

Scag48
08-01-2006, 11:47 PM
$39K for a KX-91? Tell them to pack their bags. We paid $41,000 for our 303CR with 12", 24", and 40" buckets, hydraulic thumb, quick coupler, and thumb control re-located to the right joystick from the floor (which was about $2K).

Nothing wrong with the machine, but I think they need to adjust their price a bit. It would be great if our prices out west were on par with those back east, we get raped on pricing out here.

ksss
08-02-2006, 12:05 AM
I have considered that 30K 1114. I got a hold of Rasmussen equipment in Salt Lake City today to price a Kobelco 150 Blade runner. Price without thumb 145K. That is a crazy amount. I saw Kitsap's ad for that machine was just over 100K. I am going to a Ritchie Bros. Auction in Sioux Falls, SD on the 24th of Aug. They have an 04 Blade runner with 600 or so hours. They also have a CX 130 and an older 9020 and 9030. I may come home with one.

Gravel Rat
08-02-2006, 12:09 AM
There is a back order on the Kobelco blade runners I talked with a local excavation contractor couple months ago he tried ordering one Kobelco told him its a 1 year wait.

Scag48
08-02-2006, 12:12 AM
Those Blade Runners are spendy. I actually saw a used '03 ED150 with 1600 hours for $125K so $145K new doesn't sound too bad.

ksss
08-02-2006, 12:34 AM
Salt Lake City has one sitting on the lot. I think it would be very handy to have the dozer, but not for 145K with no coupler or thumb. I told myself if the one in SD goes for under 100K I will buy it. The Salt Lake guy said they have been selling as fast as they get them it. I think he said they sold 7 this year.