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STRINGALATION
09-28-2007, 12:19 PM
bought the machine with intention to grade 96 homes after 25 houses the market slumped and the builder stopped (they only sell houses in clumps of 20 or 40 so we have been stuck all year with a machine with 7 hrs on it 135k is draining us should we keep it what else can we do with it.:hammerhead: :hammerhead: :hammerhead: :cry:

AWJ Services
09-28-2007, 01:19 PM
How Much?
Does it have enclosed cab?

STRINGALATION
09-28-2007, 01:59 PM
see my signature

kreft
09-28-2007, 04:28 PM
pics?........

RockSet N' Grade
09-28-2007, 07:52 PM
You are not alone on this "machine-no-work" thing. One option is to load it up and drop it off at the dealers. Just plain and simple give it back. It may not be what you want to do, it may be what you have to do. You are asking full retail price for a, now, used machine in a soft market that is hitting most of the country. The general trend is from bad to worse, not good to better. Off the machine and get out while you still have something left.........

STRINGALATION
10-01-2007, 09:08 PM
some pics

http://shutter14.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/14/006/6F/7E/A5/FB/v9xR9vSphW6jL8rRbtnZDDKn3PNL4LQH0300.jpg

http://shutter12.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/13/008/71/FF/EC/FD/g9JLj4mNICZsiq7FiE2sFaLI69fKIH6P0300.jpg

http://shutter14.pictures.aol.com/data/pictures/14/003/6F/F6/09/72/l13jVKo0GsyqNhEVmaTBGa7j3qTlDbdN0300.jpg

Construct'O
10-01-2007, 09:53 PM
How long have you had the loader??? With just 7 hours work,you must have not had it long.If you have had it for a while and only put that many hours on it ,it might have been bad judgement on your part?

If that is the case i would think your dealer would surely work with you on a return of some kind?

Don't know your situration,how much down payment you made or if it was a cash deal.

If cash i'm sure it might be a little tougher getting them to return that without a major discount!

Nice machine!!!!!!!!! to bad.Good luck:usflag:

SiteSolutions
10-01-2007, 10:43 PM
Too bad it doesn't have the three lever hydraulics. Great looking machine. If we were busier I would tell you to meet me in Nashville.

Fieldman12
10-02-2007, 09:43 PM
Sharp looking machine. I guess I am partial to crawler loaders as they where one of the first pieces of construction equipment I ever run.

NateV
10-04-2007, 07:31 PM
we've been kicking around the idea of getting rid of our 941b for a newer 939 but this is a little too new for how much we use it. Great looking machine though.

ksss
10-04-2007, 09:59 PM
Sometimes there are advantages to going with an RTO purchase agreement. I feel for you that sucks being on the hook for a piece of equipment like that. I try to avoid spending large amounts of money on blue sky promises. However I have done it myself just never been caught like you were. Your post has a good learning point to it. Good luck.

STRINGALATION
11-01-2007, 10:46 AM
bump de bump

tallrick
11-05-2007, 12:58 AM
Somehow it seems too fancy for a "track loader". Every one I ever ran was old enough to be in a museum if it wasn't in the scrapyard first. For some strange reason I thought Cat didn't even make track loaders anymore. Just don't get to see them around here. It's a shame there aren't enough jobs around you to justify its cost.

STRINGALATION
11-22-2007, 04:58 PM
what goes bump in the night

STRINGALATION
12-18-2007, 01:05 AM
on the long road of life sometimes u need a bump

bobcat_ron
12-18-2007, 12:22 PM
but a pothole usually comes first.

STRINGALATION
12-29-2007, 01:37 AM
on the long road of life sometimes u need a bump

BrandonV
12-29-2007, 09:20 AM
i'll trade you a worn out backhoe, 2 kubotas and a 864 bobcat

BrandonV
12-29-2007, 03:10 PM
might through in a 97 f450

Construct'O
12-29-2007, 03:15 PM
might through in a 97 f450

I would say he's looking more for casHHHHHHHHHH !!!

Not wore out backhoes,but never know ,might be getting weak in the knees by know !:cry::usflag:

BrandonV
12-29-2007, 03:20 PM
hehe i know. its just such a pretty loader, and if i wasn't cash strapped myself I'd love to buy it... but who knows...

SiteSolutions
12-29-2007, 04:13 PM
its just such a pretty loader, and if i wasn't cash strapped myself I'd love to buy it... but who knows...

My thoughts exactly for the last several months...

I'll trade a dump truck, an old yanmar tractor, and one of my kids for it.

BrandonV
12-29-2007, 04:20 PM
i'll raise your dump truck and throw in a freightliner fl60

kreft
12-30-2007, 12:10 PM
Could you tow that with a chevy 5500?

BrandonV
12-30-2007, 03:01 PM
a 939 weighs in at what 21k lbs? I think you could w/ a gooseneck. I know a C7500 could:weightlifter:

kreft
12-30-2007, 06:53 PM
Gotcha:D....

ksss
12-30-2007, 07:02 PM
I pull 24K with my 5500 routinely. Depending on your trailer you would have not problem pulling that machine.

BrandonV
12-30-2007, 07:11 PM
i was picking on him, since he has a 5500 and i have 7500... basically saying if anyone was getting the cat for trade it'll be me

kreft
12-30-2007, 07:56 PM
i was picking on him, since he has a 5500 and i have 7500... basically saying if anyone was getting the cat for trade it'll be me

Yea, well.... Hey STRINGALATION I will pay cash!:D

STRINGALATION
12-30-2007, 09:57 PM
say when!!!!!

dozerman21
12-31-2007, 02:06 PM
KSSS- Are you using a gooseneck trailer? I'd like to see a pic of your 5500 if you have any.

STRINGALATION
01-04-2008, 12:57 AM
About Time For A Bump

turboawd
01-04-2008, 11:07 AM
i'm just curious why you bought this big of a machine to grade home lots?
couldnt a ctl do the job? i use my gehl ctl 70 to even backfill full foundations.

BrandonV
01-05-2008, 09:40 AM
KSSS- Are you using a gooseneck trailer? I'd like to see a pic of your 5500 if you have any.

I used to have a F550 I miss it terribly, but I bought my C7500 on ebay and w/ what I sold the 550 for it was only about a $20k trade up for about 3X truck... but it was such a pleasure to drive, actually pulling wise it'd outpace the kodiak but as far as doing it day in and day out for a number of years there's no comparison, but I still tear up every time I look back at a pic of that truck, I honestly feel like I abandoned by buddy, oh well. it was the first truck we ever bought specifically for me, so I guess it was special.

SiteSolutions
01-05-2008, 10:27 AM
That's a sharp truck! Like the bed on it.

bobcat_ron
01-05-2008, 07:24 PM
I love that idea!!

dirtworksequip
01-10-2008, 03:25 PM
Stringalation, I was just bidding on a 2007 Cat 939 on the ironplanet. It was located in KY. Cab w/AC,GP bucket and only 79 hours. I wasn't wanting it real bad so I didn't bid very high. It's ashame the track loader market is so soft, thats my favorite machine. I am almost ready to retire and have been looking for a machine to play with around my property. I thought maybe if I could pick it up for under $70k it would be a steal. It ended up bringing $74k. So thats what you are up against trying to get $115 out of your machine. Its sad that you got stuck and about the only way to recoupe your money would be to put your loader to work.

Good luck with selling it, I hope everything works out for you.

Sincerely,Dirt

STRINGALATION
01-11-2008, 12:45 AM
thanks for the info that is good to know. my partner is trying to retire and i want to consume his company. and helping get it sold would help. the price is not hard set. just starting there will consider offers

Boycea
01-11-2008, 01:35 AM
That's funny you mentioned that ad Dirt, I saw the same ad and immediately thought of stringalation, at first I thought it might be him...here's a link if you want to check it out...

http://www.ironplanet.com/jsp/s/item/162732?h=405%2C1904


have you talked to the dealer about taking the machine back, or is there anything that they can do to help you out??

PROCUT1
01-11-2008, 01:50 AM
I just have to ask.

If you did 25 houses in 7 hours.

Why would you spend 135,000 on a machine for 28 hours worth of work?

STRINGALATION
01-11-2008, 02:09 PM
the contract was for 80 - 90 houses plus 30 more in the city. they are not on the friendliest of locations alot of slopes and what not. almost nothing was flat and not my call we are two diff companies but he grades i plant

dirtworksequip
01-12-2008, 06:57 PM
Boycea, After the auction was over and looking at the bidders list. It was TC+X-KY-TX-KY clear to the end. I'd say since the machine was in KY and sold to KY. It was bid back by the owner. I doubt that it sold for the $74,000 final bid.

Sincerely, Dirt

STRINGALATION
01-14-2008, 02:52 PM
Time for a commercial bump

bobcat_ron
01-14-2008, 04:07 PM
Still stuck with it, huh?

WHITESLAWNCARE
01-30-2008, 07:32 AM
You are not alone on this "machine-no-work" thing. One option is to load it up and drop it off at the dealers. Just plain and simple give it back. It may not be what you want to do, it may be what you have to do. You are asking full retail price for a, now, used machine in a soft market that is hitting most of the country. The general trend is from bad to worse, not good to better. Off the machine and get out while you still have something left.........

this is good advice the busy season is coming and some one might want a little
used machine. I dont know if you know the dealer personaly, but if he would sell it for u. It might get more exposure to the right market. That is if selling it back is to much of a loss. i had a back hoe that was a little small and never used it and had trouble selling my self my dealer/friend sold it and the out come was great good luck

Summit L & D
05-17-2008, 07:14 PM
It stinks to have so much cash tied up, but have you thought about trying to push some work for it? I bet the money you might go in the hole each month for bidding lower on jobs would be less than eating a whole payment. There seems to always be work for a good operator and machine....maybe not at the highest prices, but work non the less.