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Old 08-11-2013, 03:59 PM
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I talked with a local contractor today, he has a 2001 MTL16 w/ 5000hrs on it. He said in that time only thing he has changed was one set of sprockets and its on its 3rd set of tracks.
You do not want to keep a machine that long. That one is already worked hard

We had 2600 hours on ours when I left and it was the least used machine.

You can find a better machine, especially one with a better image
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:37 PM
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That machine has been abused. It is too much of a risk for me when I can buy a good machine with cab and air for 30k or less and I agree somewhat with resale value being important. Parts will be a non issue on machine as Takeuchi dist is based in Atlanta.

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No picture but worth every penny more too have a cab and air.
That TL130 is only 45mins from my shop.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:53 PM
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That TL130 is only 45mins from my shop.
That's a lot of money for a 6 year old machine. I got a 2013 with 200 hours for $43,000 this year.
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:59 PM
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That's a lot of money for a 6 year old machine. I got a 2013 with 200 hours for $43,000 this year.
Thats about what they are new here.
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Old 08-11-2013, 06:01 PM
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That TL130 is only 45mins from my shop.
I would bypass the 130/230 and step up to a 140/240 machine. Really a much more versatile size.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:10 PM
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I would bypass the 130/230 and step up to a 140/240 machine. Really a much more versatile size.
I have both and could do with either. Another ton is another 10 g's.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:08 PM
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Unless you are doing tight access work whatever size machine you think you need, get the next size up. You can never have to much machine but having too small a machine can limit you.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:06 PM
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good sized entry machine....spockets make hours look fishy. is your soil or sand that abrasive down there?
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Old 08-13-2013, 12:43 AM
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FYI , iron planet Has 4 or5 takis all sizes on aug 15. They are in ur state not sure where
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:38 AM
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good sized entry machine....spockets make hours look fishy. is your soil or sand that abrasive down there?
Most of our is hard red clay(sticks to everything ) or batches dirt mixed with river sand.
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