View Full Version : Ditchwitch SK500?

02-06-2005, 11:22 AM
Hey I've been looking all over town to rent a v. plow but none of the equipment rentals have one for my up coming job (back to chain trenching). Anyway I called a ditchwitch store in Columbia SC and the guy there was telling me all about the SK500. Basically its a compact walk behind skid steeer machine that will bore, trench,v. plow, auger, front end load, back fill blade, fork lift. I might of missed something too. But the base machine w/ no attachments is 16k. Have any of you guys got any comments on this? I thought it might be a good investment if I get my buisness going good.

02-06-2005, 11:30 AM
If were up to me I couldn't see spending that much for just starting out spend $1000-2500 and get a mini or a maxi sneaker and get them to make you enough to be able to pay cash for a newer and better machine. by then you will know better what you want and will not buy something that you really do not need

02-06-2005, 11:41 AM
Thanks, i just looked up the mini and the maxi by Case and I didn't see where I can get one near 1,000 -2,500. Where do I get one that cheep? :blob3:

Gilla Gorilla
02-06-2005, 12:39 PM
Hey Advanced

Check out this thread that is in the tractor section. Alot of great info on the mini skid steers out there and who likes and dislikes what on many different machines.


02-06-2005, 03:02 PM
I was going to PM you but you do not allow that so contct me to get some info on some machines that are in that price range.

D Felix
02-06-2005, 04:51 PM
There was also a thread in the commercial landscaping forum, I believe it's linked in the thread in the tractor forum. If it's not, here it is:


Between the two threads, there's been a lot of discussion, and a lot of info. Hope it helps!