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Old 07-14-2014, 05:56 PM
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But I absolutely hate buying used.
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Why? Considering your mechanical background that seems pretty surprising. I have a grandfather (who experienced the Great Depression first hand) to thank for showing me the economical advantages of buying newly used vehicles and equipment.
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Old 07-14-2014, 07:07 PM
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I have also bought a new skidsteer ,a case sv250 to replace my case 85xt which i am also keeping. Looking at them side by side comparing build strength older wins hands down,we will see.
main gripe so far most of my 85s attachments won't fit as they have decided to move the bloody locking pins wider apart.
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Old 07-14-2014, 08:27 PM
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Why? Considering your mechanical background that seems pretty surprising. I have a grandfather (who experienced the Great Depression first hand) to thank for showing me the economical advantages of buying newly used vehicles and equipment.
1. I don't want to drop 30k on a used machine to only hVe to put another $5k in it within a month

2. I don't get paid to work on my own machines lol

3. I also like having a warranty with how much parts cost these days
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Old 07-15-2014, 01:18 AM
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I have also bought a new skidsteer ,a case sv250 to replace my case 85xt which i am also keeping. Looking at them side by side comparing build strength older wins hands down,we will see.
main gripe so far most of my 85s attachments won't fit as they have decided to move the bloody locking pins wider apart.
The XT series was designed when steel was cheap. Those days are over. No one builds like that anymore, unfortunately.

I have a 73" bucket that does not hook up to my TR320, due to the pin spacing being off. My 84" bucket has the cutouts for the wider pin spacing. All you should have to do is burn new holes for the wider spacing for your Alpha series and still be able to use the bucket on your 85XT.

I am sure your liking the power of your SV250 over the 85XT.
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