Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-26-2012, 05:38 PM
White Oak White Oak is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vriginia
Posts: 45
is this skid steer worth it?

my buddy has a 2007 new holland c175 with over 7000 hours. He said it runs and drives good but smokes. it will also need new tracks. it was used for has construction business all its life. Is it worth buying it and ether rebuilding or replacing the engine? He wants $4000 for it. is this a good deal?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-26-2012, 05:40 PM
BrandonV's Avatar
BrandonV BrandonV is online now
LawnSite Gold Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Asheboro, NC
Posts: 3,663
7000 hrs is a lot for a skid...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-26-2012, 05:47 PM
StihlBR600's Avatar
StihlBR600 StihlBR600 is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: White Lake, MI
Posts: 705
Get it for less than $4,000 and run it til it dies or the tracks fall off
__________________


2007 F-250 4x4 V10
8' Western Pro Plus Plow
2010 Haul-It tandem 6.5x14 aluminum trailer
2012 7X16 Enclosed Trailer
7X10 Dump Trailer
18 HP Billy Goat Leaf Loader
2012 SCAG Cheetah 61" 32 HP Vanguard
Accelerator grass catcher with leaf entender
Kawasaki 24" KHT600 hedge trimmers
Stihl FS 90R Trimmer with edger
Two Stihl FS 100 RX Trimmers
Stihl BG 55 blower
Two Stihl BR 600 Magnum backpack blowers
Stihl MS 180C Chainsaw
8 HP Giant Vac blower

21 Years Old
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-26-2012, 05:57 PM
KrayzKajun's Avatar
KrayzKajun KrayzKajun is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Harvey,LA
Posts: 10,391
I would pass. thts alot of hours for a skid that is only 5yrs old. which means it was worked hard. tracks will cost $2k plus. a new motor $5k
__________________

Landscape Contractors
Louisiana Licensed: Landscape/Horticulturist, Commercial Ground Applicator, Arborist, Irrigation Contractor, Utility Arborist

Onsite Sandbagging, Palletized Sandbags & Bulk Totes, Emergency Response, Erosion & StormWater Barriers
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 07-26-2012, 06:13 PM
White Oak White Oak is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vriginia
Posts: 45
The skid is actually in very good condition. no rust, rips, leaks. has all service receipts & reports and an hour log book. it was used only in the equipment yard loading trucks every day.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 07-26-2012, 08:08 PM
AEL's Avatar
AEL AEL is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,590
Give him 3000, run it till it dies, pull the drive motors out sell them and send the rest of the machine for scrap
__________________
Sean

A.E.L

Excavating, Grading, Demolition, Land Clearing, Custom Grinding Services, Storm water management, Erosion Control.

Check out our new YouTube account!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWI...YEpKMXUcrB1jBw
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 07-26-2012, 08:55 PM
Scagguy Scagguy is offline
LawnSite Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Austin Texas
Posts: 1,524
I agree with others here. It may look good, but 7000 hours is a hell of a lot of time on a skid. Hydro pumps and wheel motors may fail, and that's just the beginning of a host of problems you could be in store for. If on the other hand you use the machine for say 50 hours and make your investment back plus some, the go for it. Long term use isn't going to

happen with out throwing some serious Money at it.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-26-2012, 08:56 PM
muddywater muddywater is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 1,813
Quote:
Originally Posted by T_S_S View Post
Give him 3000, run it till it dies, pull the drive motors out sell them and send the rest of the machine for scrap
best suggestion so far!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-26-2012, 09:38 PM
ksss's Avatar
ksss ksss is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rigby, Idaho
Posts: 6,963
Run the machine for 40 hours and its paid for itself (not including fuel and such but you get the idea). I dont think you can go wrong even at 4K for the machine.
__________________
See us at www.kaiserskidsteer.com

Proudly running CASE and Takeuchi equipment.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-26-2012, 09:48 PM
AEL's Avatar
AEL AEL is online now
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,590
Quote:
Originally Posted by muddywater View Post
best suggestion so far!
i replaced 2 of those drive motors on an old c185 i had.... they cost 6000 almost 4 years ago each. if he blows the motor unloading it off the trailer he will still be ahead money.
__________________
Sean

A.E.L

Excavating, Grading, Demolition, Land Clearing, Custom Grinding Services, Storm water management, Erosion Control.

Check out our new YouTube account!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWI...YEpKMXUcrB1jBw
Reply With Quote
Reply

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





Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ©1998 - 2012, LawnSite.comô - Moose River Media
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:39 PM.

Page generated in 0.07978 seconds with 7 queries