Register free!
Search
 
     

The Green Industry's Resource Center


Click for Weather
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 12-09-2012, 09:36 PM
AEL's Avatar
AEL AEL is offline
LawnSite Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,592
No harm in demoing the machine! As long as you are up front with the dealer about what you are thinking .
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #32  
Old 12-09-2012, 10:00 PM
KrayzKajun's Avatar
KrayzKajun KrayzKajun is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Harvey,LA
Posts: 10,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by T_S_S View Post
No harm in demoing the machine! As long as you are up front with the dealer about what you are thinking .
Posted via Mobile Device
The dealer offered me a special on a 7day demo for the price of a 5day rental and if i decide to buy it will be credited to the purchase price.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 12-09-2012, 11:10 PM
TriCityLawnCareLLC's Avatar
TriCityLawnCareLLC TriCityLawnCareLLC is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ohio
Posts: 989
Money talks...that's the bottom line. But, with that in mind, I personally like to go after/use equipment from a company how has experience. I am a big Kubota fan (mowers) but I haven't seen many Kubota skid steers out in the field. Bob Cat, Case, Cat have a good play on the skid steer market, they know what they're doing.

If i were in your situation, and the cash wasn't the main concern, I would pass on this unit.
A. I don't like to buy the first of anything-always have bugs to work out
B. Very big and bulky-heavy
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 12-10-2012, 08:02 AM
AWJ Services AWJ Services is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Ga
Posts: 4,259
You need weight in a CTL too get performance from it. The ground pressure is very low. I run a TL140 which is a large machine for its class and I have rarely ever really needed a smaller machine. If I did need a smaller machine it was way smaller. I really think a TL130- 257-t190 class machines are just landscaping machines. They just will never serve as a everyday hardscaping grading machine. You need a 9k + machine. I have yet too demo the Case that KSSS is recomding but in head too head competition it has equaslled or beat Taks of similar size , which in my opinion is quite an accomplishment.

With CTLs I have found that it can be hard too get a good deal on used ones. The cost of tracks and undercarraige parts coupled with much cheaper new machine financing makes it hard too justify not buying new. The market has settled now and the deals are fewer and far between. Most of the low hour machines are within 15 to 20% of the cost of new. It is real important for me too have equipment that is extremley dependable. I just cannot see the value in saving 15k on a used machine except under very certain situations, like buying a machine with 100 hours. I have found that equipments dependablibity is best in it's first 1000 hours and good in the second 1000 hours. After that is where the real issues seem too arise.
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 12-10-2012, 12:22 PM
KrayzKajun's Avatar
KrayzKajun KrayzKajun is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Harvey,LA
Posts: 10,396
The kubota weighs a shy over 9k pnds.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #36  
Old 12-10-2012, 04:09 PM
AWJ Services AWJ Services is offline
LawnSite Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Ga
Posts: 4,259
Quote:
Originally Posted by KrayzKajun View Post
The kubota weighs a shy over 9k pnds.
Posted via Mobile Device
Yes and it should handle 3000 pounds very easily. Remember 50% ROC is a real world number of what the machine will handle safely. My machine is 2100 pound ROC 35% rating 3000 at 50%. I have too get well over 4000 pounds before it can be a problem unloading semis.
Reply With Quote
  #37  
Old 12-10-2012, 04:22 PM
KrayzKajun's Avatar
KrayzKajun KrayzKajun is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Harvey,LA
Posts: 10,396
Yea i just got off the phone with the rep for the attachment. I had my numbers wrong the attachment weighs 800#s unloaded and 1800#s loaded so the kubota would be a perfect fit. Waiting on a response back from the kubota dealer on scheduling my demo.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #38  
Old 12-10-2012, 04:57 PM
Cornell Cornell is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: MN
Posts: 513
We rented a SVL75 last week because our T750 was too wide to backfill between a wall we did and the house. My Dad was impressed by it actually.
Reply With Quote
  #39  
Old 12-10-2012, 05:05 PM
KrayzKajun's Avatar
KrayzKajun KrayzKajun is online now
LawnSite Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Harvey,LA
Posts: 10,396
Quote:
Originally Posted by Advanced Wall Structures View Post
We rented a SVL75 last week because our T750 was too wide to backfill between a wall we did and the house. My Dad was impressed by it actually.
Thats awesome yall were impressed since yall run the $hit out of them machines.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reply With Quote
  #40  
Old 12-10-2012, 05:17 PM
Cornell Cornell is offline
LawnSite Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: MN
Posts: 513
Quote:
Originally Posted by KrayzKajun View Post
Thats awesome yall were impressed since yall run the $hit out of them machines.
Posted via Mobile Device
They are made to work!

I've only been in a SVL90 and liked it. The cabs are huge and comfy too.

Still would get a M series Bobcat though.
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 02:39 PM.

Page generated in 0.07726 seconds with 7 queries