search sponsored by:
Advanced Search

The Green Industry's Resource Center

Old 08-29-2007, 08:11 AM
neversatisfiedj's Avatar
neversatisfiedj neversatisfiedj is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Hampstead,MD
Posts: 1,028
Deal of the Day

Creative Hardscapes
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2007, 01:32 PM
Gravel Rat Gravel Rat is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 9,544
Okay thats a machine you would want to run like h*ll from its been abused. If the machine only had 700 hours on it and it looks like that it has had a operator that is hard on equipment.

Unless Cat's quality is really poor and the machine wears out quick a machine that is 3 years old should be in better shape than that.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2007, 02:39 PM
mow king mow king is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cleveland/Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 564
Thats about what it should be price wise.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2007, 11:55 PM
Scag48's Avatar
Scag48 Scag48 is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Marysville, WA
Posts: 6,067
Not a deal at all, it's worth about $23K tops. We had the option to buy an '05 257B with 600 hours and could have bought it for $20K. And yeah, that machine looks like it's been beat on a little, not bad, but not an owner/operator machine for sure.

Go hard, go fast, or go home
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 07:26 AM
ksss's Avatar
ksss ksss is offline
LawnSite Fanatic
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rigby, Idaho
Posts: 7,050
You might check Iron Planet. If you want a used CAT MTL or skid steer that is the place to go. Especially if you live East of the Miss. I agree with Scag. The pins are only fair after 700 hours. That is as they say "a clue". I would let that one go. Most likely a rental unit I would guess. I would also inspect the undercarriage very closely and would not trust the dealer to do that for you. If you don't know what to look for talk to someone that does. After spending over 20K you could find yourself digging in your pocket for substantially more.
See us at

Proudly running CASE and Takeuchi equipment.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 08:30 AM
Fieldman12 Fieldman12 is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: New Vienna OHIO
Posts: 1,504
Yeah, it looks pretty rough. That bucket also is a good indication it has been used a good bit.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 04:16 PM
OntarioExcavators OntarioExcavators is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 21
Its interesting, in that ad, there is no place to give the condition of the tracks or rollers.
Since this is a major problem with these machines it looks like they are trying to keep that information hidden.
If you buy a 257B/247B be prepared to spend BIG $$$$ on that undercarriage.
Believe me I know.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-31-2007, 05:28 PM
Gravel Rat Gravel Rat is offline
LawnSite Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: British Columbia
Posts: 9,544
You look at the tracks on the machine and the big tears in them they were digging in rock of some kind. You also don't wear a cutting edge of a bucket out that quicky unless its being abused. Then it says boom pins fair didn't this machine see any grease ?

Would I buy that machine probably not its been run way too hard and probably needs major work.

Only one contractor in the area has a CTL it is a Cat. I think its 257 I forgot the model number. Its handy the machine goes places where a rubber tired skid steer can't. With a good operator the machine can do a good job on small clearing and grading jobs. I never run a CLT but have run wheeled skids they are not comfortable to operate.

The CTLs should have a stronger running gear and the option for steel tracks. Rubber tracks are not the greatest if your working in sharp conditions like running on rock or working in landclearing where your running over broken off tree limbs etc. The contractor with the CTL in the area hasn't needed to do undercarriage work to his machine yet its not even a year old yet.
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Layout Style:

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:59 AM.

Page generated in 0.08481 seconds with 8 queries