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KrayzKajun
10-23-2012, 10:03 PM
Looking to upgrade to a tracked machine and a larger machine. Will be used for landscape/tree work and for the new company moving pallets of sandbags etc... Found this 06' Tak tl150, 1800hrs, looks to be in good condition. I really like the Tak machines. What specifics should i look at? Are the hours too much? They are asking $17k http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/3E5ADA03-8DC6-4461-B8E7-8C01692D2E70-5453-000003F95467D784.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/CDFD3C73-58C5-4961-81F0-758FC8B4D13B-5453-000003F983542007.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/37F0A76A-69A9-46F2-86B1-0FE2DD30206B-5453-000003F9AD220BAF.jpg http://i775.photobucket.com/albums/yy40/onekrayzeekajun/98676455-C805-4583-8297-35185DAD9B8C-5453-000003FB3A295236.jpg
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KrayzKajun
10-23-2012, 10:26 PM
guess thts wht i get for posting a thread from my phone extra letters in the title . lol

Hollowellreid
10-23-2012, 11:46 PM
Your idea of 'looks to be in good condition' must differ considerably from mine. looks like this machine has had a hard life..

That being said I wouldn't hesitate to buy a used TK machine even if it needs some work. They are simple, not a lot to break. Seems like an OK price but maybe high still all things considered. That does not look like a machine that was well taken care of.

AWJ Services
10-24-2012, 07:42 AM
My best advice would be too get a cab machine. The 150 is a beast but the 140 is a better choice for a dual purpose machine. As Hollowreid indicated this machine has been abused. Scratches and faded is not a big deal but why would you tie wrap the instrument panel back together? Wonder what else is tie wrapped.

You can fine a good machine for 25 to 30k with a cab and well taken care of.

excav8ter
10-24-2012, 07:59 AM
Looks like a LARGE oil spot under the machine....it looks like a small trail of of oil coming from the right side of the picture then it turns toward the machine. If you look close, you can see where the right track skidded when the turned around. That kinda tells me its got some issues. Just my thoughts.....

bobcat_ron
10-24-2012, 08:51 AM
Possibly a punctured oil cooler judging by the looks of the engine door.
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excav8ter
10-24-2012, 11:55 AM
Possibly a punctured oil cooler judging by the looks of the engine door.
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How did I miss that...... :)
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KrayzKajun
10-24-2012, 05:06 PM
Good catch fellas. I didnt notice the rear door either. Im not even going to waste my time to chek it out.
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Dirtman2007
10-24-2012, 06:37 PM
Possibly a punctured oil cooler judging by the looks of the engine door.
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I bet its just water trapped inside the belly pans from the wash it just got before the pics or rain. Mine traps in it there and wont dump out till you load it on the trailer.



Machine looks like its been worked well and used hard but still if the price is right it will make you money.

lots of dents and ding and a busted back glass but it looks like it has new tracks and UC.

I bet 15K cash would get it

KrayzKajun
10-24-2012, 06:49 PM
Chris, what type of lift capacity could i expect from the tl150? Thanks for the info.
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Dirtman2007
10-24-2012, 07:47 PM
Chris, what type of lift capacity could i expect from the tl150? Thanks for the info.
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Ive picked up two 3500LB concrete blocks before with the forks. so about 7000LBS is almost the tipping point for the TL150


Its a beast for its size. you just have to be careful carrying long logs and heavy stumps you can tear stuff up and its hard on the UC.

bobcat_ron
10-24-2012, 10:29 PM
The bucket is also too narrow, but it's been beat on HARD, tie wraps holding the monitor together, WTF are those blue things on the back of the cab? Needs a rear window to lessen the engine noise. I'd say take it for a 1 hour spin, those Solideal tracks SUCK FWIW, have them give you Mclaren or OEM tracks and a wider bucket with a rear window for their asking price.

Scag48
10-25-2012, 03:18 PM
That machine is beat, don't waste your time. Too many clues that point to abuse, I wouldn't even look at it.

muddywater
10-27-2012, 11:44 PM
I had a 150 for landscaping, its just too big. 11k pounds of badass, but just too much machine for me. I use a 140 now and it is perfect for landscaping and grading.

turboawd
10-28-2012, 01:04 AM
I had a 150 for landscaping, its just too big. 11k pounds of badass, but just too much machine for me. I use a 140 now and it is perfect for landscaping and grading.

i agree. the 140 still has plenty of power, but in a smaller footprint.

muddywater
10-28-2012, 08:53 AM
i agree. the 140 still has plenty of power, but in a smaller footprint.

and it can pick up about 3-4k lbs

AWJ Services
10-28-2012, 10:11 AM
and it can pick up about 3-4k lbs

It will lift close 7k off the ground. A little tippy though.:drinkup:

I unload alot of Boulders on pallets and they are sometimes oddly placed on the pallet and when the weight gets over 4500 pounds it can be quite a ride.

ksss
10-28-2012, 03:39 PM
Sprockets are worn out. As if you need another reason not to buy it.

david bailey
10-30-2012, 12:24 PM
I was gonnamention how loose the tracks are too.
I moved up from a 130 to a 140 and mine has a cab with air and heat. That cuts down on the dust and bugs plus aids in yr comfort.
The 150 is a beast but I'm like the other guys,I tried one out and it's a wicked beast but if yr in a tight jobsite like I am frequently and you can't use it then yr going to plan B.