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Old 11-29-2013, 11:05 PM
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need advice

Need some advice, I just paid off my 03 cat 242 skid steer. Its a good running machine has enclosed cab with heat no a/c single speed. I want to trade up to a newer nicer machine with all the options or should I expand my business and get a excavator?
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:35 PM
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If the skid is in good shape and paid for keep it and if the work is there buy a mini excavator. You are not expanding if really all you are doing is replacing one machine with another machine nearly the same and adding a payment. If you get the mini ex and your skid is paid for you have 2 machines helping you make that payment and allowing you to pay it off sooner . Best of luck
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:40 PM
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2 machines vs. 1 is a no brainer, buy an excavator.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:50 PM
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Thanks fellas I was thinking that just needed that reasurement, I was in the machine a lot last winter and was thinking I would love to have a newer quieter machine but I think I will stick it out a few more years
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:56 PM
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it is a good machine but u know sometimes you would like to upgrade, but I think I will just look into getting an excavator instead. looking into the 12-16k lbs class what do u guys recomend
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:50 AM
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An upgrade would be you capable of doing more than just skid steer work. A brand new skid steer won't do what a used worn out excavator can do to make you more money if you all ready have a skid steer.
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Old 11-30-2013, 08:24 AM
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I recommend a kubota u55 . I own 3 kubota minis and have never had issues in a total of 5300 hours. John Deere/hitachi makes a good product as well
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:38 AM
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Thanks fellas I was thinking that just needed that reasurement, I was in the machine a lot last winter and was thinking I would love to have a newer quieter machine but I think I will stick it out a few more years

put taller tires on it for plowing and it will pick up travel speed
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Old 12-02-2013, 11:42 PM
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what do you guys think of the takeuchi tb070 models,
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