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Old 08-17-2012, 12:06 PM
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99 bobcat 873 4400hrs what's it worth

I am looking into buying a 1999 bobcat 873 with a turbo diesel.. Has 4400 hrs come with bucket.. Inside cab is kind of rusty.. May have loaded salt before.. Wants to creep a little at idle..mbut besides that seems to run ok.. What would be a good price for this machine ball park figure...
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:09 PM
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Without seeing it i would say 7-11k
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:32 PM
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What would cause that creep and stalling at idle? Adjustments?.
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:38 PM
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5K to 7K tops... Salt and idle and creep issues..
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:15 AM
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Personaly with 4400 hrs I would check the Leave-r B lever and walk away from this deal. Sounds like engine has either bad injectors or compression problems and the travel thing is either a bad valve (blow by) or linkage. 4400 hrs is more than any engine can do without a rebuild expecialy a Skidder which is abused most its life anyways.
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:18 PM
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If I can get for 3000 is it worth it or am I wasting my cash?
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:27 PM
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Maybe or 2500 if that is worth the gamble to you but i feel like its always going to let you down.
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Old 08-19-2012, 08:07 PM
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Well you guys said enough to steer me away thanks.. I can rebuild zero turns with my eyes closed but I know nothing about skids soo thanks for the imput
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