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SweetGreens
07-18-2008, 01:59 PM
I have been looking at a 1998 Bobcat 553 in my area. They want $10,500 for it. It has 500 hours on it and it was used lightly. I need a skid loader for doing grading, digging, and laying rock. Is this the machine for me. Or for the same price could i get an even newer and better one. Any input would be appreciated!

bobcat_ron
07-18-2008, 03:21 PM
Go for the 753/S130 size, it's only 6" wider with the narrow offset rims turned around and a bit longer, but it's a better size for running hydraulic attachments and loading trucks.
The 553 only has a ROC of like 800 lbs, but the 753's are over 1300 with added counter weights.