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Old 03-08-2012, 10:01 AM
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Ditchwitch SK650

I am looking at a 2005 Sk650 that has 1400 hours. The machine looks to be in great shape. On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) I would have to give the machine a 7. He is asking $13,500 which seems pretty high to me with that many hours. Do any of you know what this machine would be worth?
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:38 AM
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I personally think it's over-priced.

2 years ago when I got my Vermeer with 500 hours, through the dealer, I spent $9500.00 on a gas unit. At the time a comparable diesel unit through the dealer was around $12,000

With 1500 hours I would think you could find a comparable unit for 10k or less.

Though some would argue it's not as good of machine as the SK650, to expand your options, call a Vermeer dealer a test out the S600TX or S650TX. They generally have used units that were rentals and tend to sell them off around 500 hours or more.

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Old 03-08-2012, 10:56 PM
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supply and demand--there are few if any used ditch witch sk650's on the market--my dealer gets none in trade

-they hold their value well
-very few on the used market
-19,500 for a new one--yes I think 13,500 is high
-If you are set on used the better deals will be found on other brands
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Old 03-09-2012, 10:30 AM
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Thanks! Do you guys feel that I should be worried about the 1400 hours the machine has on it? Any idea on the expected hour life of this machine if it is maintained and cared for?
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Old 03-09-2012, 02:46 PM
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Thanks! Do you guys feel that I should be worried about the 1400 hours the machine has on it? Any idea on the expected hour life of this machine if it is maintained and cared for?
Should still be a good machine, but I personally wouldn't pay more than 9k for it considering there are a lot better deals out there.

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