1999 bobcat 763

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by bigviclbi, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
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    I am going to look at this on sat. It has only 368 hours on it one owner and its going for $14,500. Does this price sound good? What about power, I've been renting a cat lately and don't know enough about bobcat besides the fact that I need a machine this year. The machine has wheels by the way. Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. PSDF350

    PSDF350 LawnSite Member
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    Not sure I would trust those hours. Machine is 8 years old. What he use it only an hour or so a week.
     
  3. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Don't expect to pick up any full pallets with it. This guy has some interesting articles on here about what to look for in a used skid loader.

    http://www.accuratemachinery.com/

    Josh
     
  4. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I owned a 99 763 enclosed cab machine. I think i piad around 21 for it back then. It was a great machine especialt grading top soil, etc. But as mentioned it will not pick up a pallet of allen block which weighs 3696 lbs. We had to pull 1 or 2 rows off. I would be leary of the hour meter, unless the guy only used it to plow his driveway. As far as price i wont comment .
    Mike
     
  5. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I bought my CAT last year . 2004 232 with 300 hours from Alban dealer $14,500.00
     
  6. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
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    I should be able to tell if the hours are true by how much abuse it looks like it took. I don't expect it to pick up a full pallet, more worried about digging. Mike why won't u comment on price? I have been renting a cat 257 with steel trax over tires and love the power and controls, but they are definately more expensive.
     
  7. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Its the year and hour issue, i had a bad day and i cant give you a honest answer with out good thought.
    Mike
     
  8. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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  9. bigviclbi

    bigviclbi LawnSite Senior Member
    from nj
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  10. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    You mean you stole your cat! Thats a deal of a life time!
     

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