99 bobcat 873 4400hrs what's it worth

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by GrasshoppersLLC, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. GrasshoppersLLC

    GrasshoppersLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    I am looking into buying a 1999 bobcat 873 with a turbo diesel.. Has 4400 hrs come with bucket.. Inside cab is kind of rusty.. May have loaded salt before.. Wants to creep a little at idle..mbut besides that seems to run ok.. What would be a good price for this machine ball park figure...
     
  2. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Without seeing it i would say 7-11k
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  3. GrasshoppersLLC

    GrasshoppersLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    What would cause that creep and stalling at idle? Adjustments?.
     
  4. SellingIron

    SellingIron LawnSite Senior Member
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    5K to 7K tops... Salt and idle and creep issues..
     
  5. Wayne 55

    Wayne 55 LawnSite Member
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    Personaly with 4400 hrs I would check the Leave-r B lever and walk away from this deal. Sounds like engine has either bad injectors or compression problems and the travel thing is either a bad valve (blow by) or linkage. 4400 hrs is more than any engine can do without a rebuild expecialy a Skidder which is abused most its life anyways.
     
  6. GrasshoppersLLC

    GrasshoppersLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    If I can get for 3000 is it worth it or am I wasting my cash?
     
  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Maybe or 2500 if that is worth the gamble to you but i feel like its always going to let you down.
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  8. GrasshoppersLLC

    GrasshoppersLLC LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well you guys said enough to steer me away thanks.. I can rebuild zero turns with my eyes closed but I know nothing about skids soo thanks for the imput
     

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