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Old 10-03-2012, 12:56 PM
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There are a couple things to take into consideration when purchasing a Skidsteer:

-What dealers are around that can service or repair your machine?
If you buy a Gehl and there dealer is 3 hours away and say Bobcat dealers wont work on those machines, thats going to be a hassle.
Find out where you can get the machine you wish to puchase repaired or maintained.

-Try to buy a Skidsteer with low hours. I personally wouldn't buy anything with over 3000 hours. They can be very exensive to fix.
We had a drive motor go out on our Bobcat T250 track loader, and that cost us $5,500.

-With a $10,000 budget I dont think you can buy a decent Track loader. Bobcat T-190's that are decent start at like $15k and if its for sale for $10k there has to be something wrong with it.

-But for the light work you will be doing almost any skidsteer will work.
New Holland,Gehl, Bobcat. They are all good skidsteers we just happen to buy Bobcats because the dealer is practically in my backyard, and IMO they are one of the best brands out there.
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