View Full Version : Bobcat 863

07-11-2001, 12:44 PM
What do you guys think about this rig?

1997 Bobcat 863
-1700 hours
-front auxiliary hydraulics
-hydraulic bucket positioning
-front and rear work lights
-backhoe mounting brackets
-72" smooth bucket
-Tires are about 80%


Good deal assuming it is mechanically sound?


07-11-2001, 05:37 PM
Just shootin' from the hip I'd say yeah, it sounds like a good deal, provided everything is in sound condition.

07-15-2001, 09:56 AM
Im in the market for a machine ,, so pretty much that looks OK to me if it was in good operating condition <which Im sure it is>

Have it checked out by bobcat,, pay the service fee,, can be worth it
let me know what happens ,,

07-15-2001, 10:37 AM
That sound like a great deal!!!!
around here that would fetch closer to $15,000
good luck.

07-15-2001, 02:08 PM
I just remembered I jotted down prices from Bob Cat last week on 3 used machines, NY area

753 with 615hr 11.5k
853 with 2700hrs 10,995
873 Cab 8000hrs 19k

so your machine Id be intrested in looking into
this was one place I looked at

07-15-2001, 04:18 PM
The deal didn't work out. So, back to the search. I am really looking for a 773 but, this one looked interesting so I pursued it. I'll keep ya posted if anything else comes up.

07-15-2001, 04:26 PM
for what its worth just to let ya know,, Not sure if there is a HOPenn Company by you in your area,,but there running a lease specail on a Cat 226 skid steer loader
297mth 48 mths .....

07-15-2001, 04:49 PM
Thanks for the tip. I have been evaluating leases and it seemed to make good sense but, since I am just starting out I want to keep costs as low as possible. I have been thinking of finding something in the 10-15K range and putting a good DP on it so that my monthly will be low even over 24-36 months. Then at the end I can evaluate how profiable of an investment it was and go from there, trade-in on new or keep or sell and move on.

Anyway, I would be happy to hear feedback on the success of leases for your businesses.


07-16-2001, 12:27 AM
1995 773
2000 hours
front auxiliary hydraulics
New paint
Comes with trailer


Good value?


07-17-2001, 11:59 PM
Id be looking into it,, looks good from here