View Full Version : The buy of the week

09-15-2008, 01:58 AM
Check this out. I believe the bottom is falling out of some equipment values.



09-15-2008, 02:07 AM
Nice buy for someone, good looking machine for the price for sure. I'm getting the itch to seriously find about 20 grand to buy something and get myself set up to be an owner/operator and still be legit with the union. Iron prices are getting to be ridiculous. They'll bounce back up as soon as the economy makes a turn. Right now is the time to buy, branch out, and expand into other avenues of business that you may not have been able to afford to get into before the iron prices took a dump.

09-15-2008, 02:09 AM
Wow, someone got a beating. I feel bad for them.

09-15-2008, 02:43 AM
That Tak looked abused for only 600 hr. Looked like it was driven hard and put away wet. Given the market conditions, I would have passed and waited for something not so abused, like that Cat. She looked pretty clean, although I don't know anything about how well that loegering system performs.

09-15-2008, 02:49 AM
The Tak is far from abused, just a little dirty and needs track tensioning. The Cat, on the other hand, needs a new set of tracks.

09-15-2008, 03:15 AM
The TK is a steal. It is 60% cheaper than new with only 600 hours. Even if you had to put money in it, its still a deal. The CAT machine is almost like buying the VTS and getting a skid steer for free.

Like my pa used to say. "The best time to have money is when nobody else does."

09-15-2008, 03:38 AM
They both need new tracks.

I can look past a dirty machine but all that mud and rust scares me, it's everywhere. It looks like they pulled it out of a swamp and didn't even clean it up. And the back end paint is all chipped up and rusting.

I realize that Tak's are supposed to be tanks and can take anything you throw at them, but if you get them dirty, clean them up. If you bang them up, fix them. If you don't, then that means someone doesn't care, and to me that's abuse. Imho

Gravel Rat
09-15-2008, 04:06 AM
What is that white snot on the belly pan of the TAK.

The Tak may only have 600 hours but the machine looks like it has 2000 hours something is fishy about that deal.

Equipment prices are down everywhere but the prices on those skid steers are awfully low.

09-15-2008, 04:34 AM
check out the ASV's that sold that day. super cheap!

AWJ Services
09-15-2008, 08:08 AM
The Takeuchi has a few hundered more hours on the tracks.
I bet it was used in a very sandy enviroment and why not wash it first?
Not sure if that is rust or dirt?
For the money considering the inspection results it is a great deal.

09-15-2008, 09:03 AM
Is 9000 a good price for a 2004 ASV 30 hp on tracts, 1200 hours?

09-15-2008, 09:16 AM
It is obvious the Tak is beat, those tracks should have never gotten that loose without some one ignoring maintenance, And I know Tak's paint fades easy, but that is bad for A 07, I would say something might be fishy, still A great deal if you have mechanical ability.

Junior M
09-15-2008, 03:06 PM
What are the advantages of VTS?

09-15-2008, 10:39 PM
I wish there was an IronPlanet listing near me, if any Takeuchi went for that price, even I would buy it.

09-15-2008, 10:56 PM
I wish there was an IronPlanet listing near me, if any Takeuchi went for that price, even I would buy it.

If you happen to be needing a machine it would be foolish not to. It might need some TLC, but its hard to beat a machine too bad in just 600 hours.

09-15-2008, 11:02 PM
crap is all over some good deals others run from but cash is king

09-15-2008, 11:07 PM
I saw a 2002 Deere 120C with 4800 hours going for 49,500. Doesn't seem too bad to me. Wish I was in the position to look at it and entertain the idea of buying a 120.

09-15-2008, 11:29 PM
Wish I would have seen that 236, figures, was on the road last week. I just sold a 2000 236 with 3000 hours for right about that price. What a steal. Out of skids right now and could use a few deals like that.

Gravel Rat
09-16-2008, 01:59 AM
Ron us Canadians are screwed when it comes to trying to buy good deals from the USA. By the time you deal with the BS and taxes etc its not so good deal anymore.

09-16-2008, 10:53 AM
That's why I wish there was a Canadian version of IronPlanet, not like Ritchie Bros.

09-16-2008, 09:23 PM
That's why I wish there was a Canadian version of IronPlanet, not like Ritchie Bros.
I see they started one in Australia.

09-17-2008, 01:04 AM
I went to a auction this weekend and saw 2 hyundai 140's with 2 buckets,QC,thumb,and a brush rake with 500 hrs sell for 47,000 and they were 07' models,A 10'foot tub grinder sell for 32,000 and a 12' foot tub grinder sell for 60,000. A 47" roller sell for 9,000 with 800 hrs, A td-9 dreeser dozer sell for 15,000.Those were all petty cheap,but a ASV RC-85 went for 40,000.


09-17-2008, 01:07 AM
wow i would have loved to snag up a tubglinder at that price!!

09-17-2008, 10:03 PM
You Canadians get nailed with fees when importing a machine?

Gravel Rat
09-17-2008, 11:31 PM
The taxes are unbeleiveable then you have other fees for paper work etc. Say your buying a 20,000 machine the taxes alone are roughly 2600.

09-18-2008, 12:13 PM
I picked up a Bobcat 863 for parts for 1,000.00 and I have someone trying to sell me a ragged-out but running Mustang 2042 for 2,500.00. At the moment I am looking for a nice F350 or Ram 3500 truck and hoping some sweet deals come up.