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buzzyng
07-18-2008, 03:04 AM
Wanted to get some thoughts if this was good or not.

new 247, open cab, no QC, one std bucket - approx $36.4k out the door

ConstSvcs
07-18-2008, 11:54 AM
Wanted to get some thoughts if this was good or not.

new 247, open cab, no QC, one std bucket - approx $36.4k out the door

Here is a quote from our local dealer here in CT as of last week:



7/11/2008

CONSTRUCTION SERVICES UNLIMITED
Tom Tolla

( 1) NEW CATERPILLAR 257B II MULTI TERRAIN LOADER

MACHINE SPECIFICATIONS
Machine ID: CK289
Description
257B II MTL
CAB with AC/HEAT/DEFROST
DOOR, CAB,POLYCARBONATE
SUSPENSION SEAT w/2” BELT
LIGHTS, Front & Rear
SELF-LEVELING HYDRAULICS
PARTS & SERVICE MANUALS
COUNTERWEIGHT, MACHINE
72” GP BUCKET
QUICK COUPLER
BACK-UP ALARM
2 YEAR POWERTRAIN WARRANTY In Stock in NY


QUOTE GRAND TOTAL
* Quote total does not include tax. $48,575.

NEW 247B II, ID# CJ742, SAME SPEC AS ABOVE, On Order- Due In 2 Weeks $ 43,029.

ATTACHMENTS:
48” FORKS $ 625.
72” GRAPPLE BUCKET $ 3300.
BP18 PICK UP BROOM $ 5100.

FINANCE: 36 MONTHS @ 0 % 48 MOS/ 1.9 % 60MOS/ 2.9 %

We thank you for the opportunity to be of service to you.

Very truly yours,
H. O. Penn Machinery Co., Inc.
Steve Noss c/p (860) 883-7126

bobcat_ron
07-18-2008, 02:18 PM
That's about right, mine is fully loaded with $2800 in added extras, I am paying $32,000, but if not for the trade in (less $23,500) it would be $55,000 and change.

Soak your dealer in as much warranty on the Undercarriage!!!