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KrayzKajun
12-09-2012, 12:17 PM
after doing some figuring on where i want to go with my landscape/tree company and my new sandbagging/flood control company. im looking at the larger sized machines for lift capacity and power.
the sandbagging attachment weighs in at approx 2800#s loaded, so im want something that can lift and move this around pretty quick and load dump trucks etc...

i have a friend who is updating his rental fleet. takes immaculate care of his machines and has great machanics. what type of value would you guys put on this T300. waiting for him to give me a price on it this week. just want something to compare too

2007 or 2008 (cant remember off hand)
approx 800hrs
hand/foot controls, full cab ac/heat, radio
keypad start, power tach (quick attach),
high flow, tracks look good

AEL
12-09-2012, 02:38 PM
Looks very clean but the graphics would lead me to believe it is not a k series machine which would make it pre 2006 .
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KrayzKajun
12-09-2012, 02:43 PM
Sean i wasnt too sure on the year. Wht type of price mite i be looking at?
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Cornell
12-09-2012, 03:34 PM
Around here with those hours and that condition I would say 38-40k easily.

If you are leaning towards Bobcat I would go for a used M-series. We have a T750 and a T770 and they are both great machines. I like the T770 better with the pilot controls and 2 speed. If we could have found a T770 equipped similarly to the T770 we had we would have bought another one instead of the T750 but none were to be found. On long days your body will thank you if you get pilot controls, air ride seat and the suspension in the rollers.

The 4-5k more up front is worth it. IMO

SRT8
12-09-2012, 03:45 PM
I can get that machine with the same amount of hours for $25k, like TSS said its pre-2006. Get a T770, they are awesome machines.

AEL
12-09-2012, 05:14 PM
Jacob- Around here about 28k for that machine. I completely agree on getting the pilot controls as well.But if he sells it for the right price...

KrayzKajun
12-09-2012, 06:40 PM
Jacob- Around here about 28k for that machine. I completely agree on getting the pilot controls as well.But if he sells it for the right price...

Ive also thought about the pilot controls. Especially running the machine for so long during a storm etc..
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ARP
12-09-2012, 07:30 PM
We traded out of our 2009 T320 that was fully loaded with the joystick controls and 1300 hrs for around $32K last year. That machine you're looking at should only be worth about $25-28K like a few other said.

And like others said, joystick controls are a lifesaver when you spend long hours in a machine. Also, I'll backup everyone's opinions of the T770- its a beast of a machine. If you could find a used one in decent shape and can swing a higher payment, it would be worth it in terms of how your body will like you at the end of the day.

KrayzKajun
12-09-2012, 09:03 PM
Thanks for the info everybody.
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Cornell
12-10-2012, 02:07 PM
Ive also thought about the pilot controls. Especially running the machine for so long during a storm etc..
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I know you don't plow snow down there but I spent 12 hours straight last night in our T770 pushing snow at all of our accounts and I was so glad I had pilot controls/joystick controls. No fatigue whatsoever and I remember with our T300 my shoulders were beyond sore the next morning.

And I was wrong about that T300, it's older than what I figured but used equipment seems to go for a lot here because of the oil boom in ND especially with those hours. I say with those hours it would still be 30k. Heck our T300 we traded in this Spring had 2k hrs on it and it was an 06 we still got 30k on trade for it.

If you can swing it try to find a used T770.

KrayzKajun
12-10-2012, 11:17 PM
He gave me a price of $30k for the T300 and $32k for a 07' T190 loaded w/ 700 hrs. But they both have hand/foot controls. The kubota svl75 for $32k w/ cab, pilot controls is really looking nice.
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alldayrj
12-10-2012, 11:28 PM
the t190 is definitely too small for you. I ran a rental the other day and it worked great, but it felt much smaller than my gehl 5640 power wise. i kept stalling it when i thought i wasnt even pushing it that hard

tnmtn
12-11-2012, 07:57 AM
do the sandbags hang on the attachment after being filled and what would the weight be at that point? Have you considered a wheel loader?

KrayzKajun
12-11-2012, 08:00 AM
do the sandbags hang on the attachment after being filled and what would the weight be at that point? Have you considered a wheel loader?

The attachemt with 20 filled bags weighs 1850#s.
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tnmtn
12-11-2012, 08:59 AM
the sandbagging attachment weighs in at approx 2800#s loaded, so im want something that can lift and move this around pretty quick and load dump trucks etc...
are you expecting to be sandbagging on dirt or pavement?

AWJ Services
12-11-2012, 09:07 AM
Here is a Highflow TL240 with cab and low hours for 40k.

http://www.machinerytrader.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=7841731

Well worth the extra 10k.

KrayzKajun
12-11-2012, 09:13 AM
the sandbagging attachment weighs in at approx 2800#s loaded, so im want something that can lift and move this around pretty quick and load dump trucks etc...
are you expecting to be sandbagging on dirt or pavement?

I was wrong on the weight of the attachment loaded. Its 1850#s not 2800. Will be sandbagging on both. Depends where they are needed or if we are at my shop stockpiling on pallets.
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Skidsteerman
12-11-2012, 03:32 PM
He gave me a price of $30k for the T300 and $32k for a 07' T190 loaded w/ 700 hrs. But they both have hand/foot controls. The kubota svl75 for $32k w/ cab, pilot controls is really looking nice.
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Waaay too much on the T300, get it down to the mid to low $20K range.

http://www.machinerytrader.com/list/list.aspx?bcatid=4&DidSearch=1&EID=1&LP=MAT&scf=False&ListCurrency=USD&ETID=5&Manu=BOBCAT&Mdltxt=t300&mdlx=Contains&YF=2005&YT=2007&SO=26&btnSearch=Search

Also, doing what you say your doing, I'd lean towards a small wheel loader to load sand.

Skidsteerman
12-11-2012, 03:34 PM
I was wrong on the weight of the attachment loaded. Its 1850#s not 2800. Will be sandbagging on both. Depends where they are needed or if we are at my shop stockpiling on pallets.
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It's the weight of the sand that'll get you on top of that. Especially if it's wet.

tnmtn
12-11-2012, 08:04 PM
a wheel loader would have your seat a little higher also if having to work in flood conditions

KrayzKajun
12-15-2012, 10:44 AM
May have found a deal for sale local private party. 06' T300 w/ 1100hrs, full cab/joystick controls, dirt bucket and forks for $25k. Guy is retiring from tree business.
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KrayzKajun
06-30-2013, 07:55 PM
Looks like I may try to work out another deal on this machine. My buddy just replaced the side glass in the cab, did a full service on the engine, hydro and cooling systems. He dropped the price down to $28k. He is ordering a new bobcat 590 and T770. So he will need to move this T300 and his T190.
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