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Old 11-29-2010, 02:05 PM
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Well, I just looked in on the bid. 16hours left and not one bid.

He's placed it as no reserve and started the opening at $45,000. I despise that practice. No point in listing it as "no reserve" if you are going to open at your reserve.

I doubt that this happens for him.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:38 PM
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How many hours do you have on your volvo? im a big fan of your vids on you tube
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:12 PM
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i am by far not an expert but that looks like a heck of a deal. Good looking machine and from what I have seen in most decent municipalities, machines do appear to last and are regularly serviced. I bet you can make a lot of money with that machine and not too heavy to haul in and out.
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Old 11-29-2010, 07:37 PM
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Well, I just looked in on the bid. 16hours left and not one bid.

He's placed it as no reserve and started the opening at $45,000. I despise that practice. No point in listing it as "no reserve" if you are going to open at your reserve.

I doubt that this happens for him.
At least in this case you know what he wants for the machine.

Most people list machines with completely unrealistic reserve prices and you have no way of knowing.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:43 PM
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Well I'm trying to plan a trip to TN for a couple days. I've got two Volvo 140's im going to look at and will buy the better of the two of them. Got alot of work lined up for this winter and a 5th excavator will really help things out!

I'll load pics of the 2nd machine tonight
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Old 12-03-2010, 08:55 PM
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oh here's the other volvo I'm looking at

its a 2006 EC140BL

had 1500 hrs on it, 24" pads and a hydro thumb

Priced higher at $63K

seen a little digging with the ass but nothing a little paint can't fix?
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Old 12-03-2010, 09:10 PM
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You think about getting one with a blade?
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:25 PM
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Ya, I was going to ask the same thing, the 140 with a blade I ran was really nice. The blade helps in positions where you think it could be useless.
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You think about getting one with a blade?
I've had a long thought about blades on a hoe this size. I just think it will get in the way. Plus working in deep mud like I always do I think it'll become a anchor. As far as grading, I have a dozer or skid steer if I need to push or level dirt.

here's my ultimate goal.

I want to eventually sell the tak 135 excavator for a tak 175 hoe


this way my excavators will be a:

12k yanmar
16K takeuchi 175
30K 140 volvo
50K 210 volvo
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Wouldn't you want wider pads?
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