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flairland
12-11-2007, 08:11 PM
Hey guys,
I've been looking at purchased a small or mini skid for a little while now, and came across a Case 1818. It only has about 850hrs on it, and then whole engine was just redone by the dealership because someone who rented it put gasoline instead of diesel into it. They're asking 7500 for it. It seems like a pretty solid, machine but if any of you guys know more about the 1818's, please let me know!

cat2
12-11-2007, 09:02 PM
depends on what your using it for. i would get a bobcat 753 or 763 for around $12,000, but it all depends on what your using it for

Fieldman12
12-11-2007, 09:54 PM
It is probably an okay skid steer as most Case machines are but it is a pretty small machine from what I can remember. You could probably get a bigger machine for not much more money.

meets1
12-11-2007, 10:28 PM
The machine is alittle costly for $7500 I think. There was an 1830 with 1300 hours and 2 rebuilt pumps that sold here for $4850 at a local bobcat dealership. Maybe for a little more money I would get a good used "bigger machine" and be able to be more productive!

Dirt Digger2
12-11-2007, 10:30 PM
thats a very small machine...i believe the bucket on those is only a little more then 3 feet wide...it depends what you will be using it for...it won't load a big dumptruck and it will take forever to load a small dumptruck...along with that it is light weight so it won't do too well digging or grading...carrying mulch would be ok

i think you might be better off waiting until a case 1840 comes along, we have one, and besides for how bouncy it is the thing is tough and hassle free

flairland
12-12-2007, 03:17 PM
Thanks for the responses. I know it isn't a huge price difference between this small skid and a larger one, however, I'm looking for something thats less than 4 feet wide since most of my work is back yard landscape jobs. Maybe a better question is, how do you think this case 1818 would compare to a dingo or something like that? I've looked on the net and can't seem to find any specs on them as in carrying capacity, lift height, etc. I was looking at an asv rc30 for a while, but I think they're out of my price range right now, so I thought something like this could be a good first step.

Dirt Digger2
12-12-2007, 04:09 PM
it will definitely treat you better then a stand on unit

ksss
12-12-2007, 09:55 PM
The 1825B would be more current if you could find one of those. They were made until 03 I think. Don't recall how wide they are but I believe they were the replacement for the 1818 so they should be about the same size.

flairland
12-13-2007, 12:29 AM
Thanks again - I'm defintely interested.. I'm gonna see if I can head up there to take a look at it this week yet (2 hr drive). Any more input on this machine would be appreciated!

flairland
12-19-2007, 11:45 AM
not a common machine or what??

ksss
12-19-2007, 05:53 PM
CASE elected to leave the market entirely after the 1825B. Currently the smallest machine they make is the 410. The 1825B is more common and was in production longer. The 1825B has a loyal following who were not happy when CASE left that market all together. The issue I imagine comes down to units sold and the market is if you pardon the pun "small". I realize that you must need that size of a machine or you would get something larger as no one would buy a machine that small unless they had no options. If the 1818 does not work out the Bobcat 463 would be its equivelant as hard as that is to say.

bobcat_ron
12-19-2007, 06:09 PM
I've never seen a Case skid smaller than anything under 60" machine width, I didn't even know they had smaller models.

flairland
12-19-2007, 10:21 PM
Thanks Ksss,
I didn't know that about Case. I haven't had a chance to get up to the dealership yet, but when I do, I'll let you know my thoughts on the machine.