Anybody ever used/owned a Case 1818 Skidsteer??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by flairland, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Hey guys,
    I've been looking at purchased a small or mini skid for a little while now, and came across a Case 1818. It only has about 850hrs on it, and then whole engine was just redone by the dealership because someone who rented it put gasoline instead of diesel into it. They're asking 7500 for it. It seems like a pretty solid, machine but if any of you guys know more about the 1818's, please let me know!
  2. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
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    depends on what your using it for. i would get a bobcat 753 or 763 for around $12,000, but it all depends on what your using it for
  3. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    It is probably an okay skid steer as most Case machines are but it is a pretty small machine from what I can remember. You could probably get a bigger machine for not much more money.
  4. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
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    The machine is alittle costly for $7500 I think. There was an 1830 with 1300 hours and 2 rebuilt pumps that sold here for $4850 at a local bobcat dealership. Maybe for a little more money I would get a good used "bigger machine" and be able to be more productive!
  5. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    thats a very small machine...i believe the bucket on those is only a little more then 3 feet depends what you will be using it won't load a big dumptruck and it will take forever to load a small dumptruck...along with that it is light weight so it won't do too well digging or grading...carrying mulch would be ok

    i think you might be better off waiting until a case 1840 comes along, we have one, and besides for how bouncy it is the thing is tough and hassle free
  6. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks for the responses. I know it isn't a huge price difference between this small skid and a larger one, however, I'm looking for something thats less than 4 feet wide since most of my work is back yard landscape jobs. Maybe a better question is, how do you think this case 1818 would compare to a dingo or something like that? I've looked on the net and can't seem to find any specs on them as in carrying capacity, lift height, etc. I was looking at an asv rc30 for a while, but I think they're out of my price range right now, so I thought something like this could be a good first step.
  7. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
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    it will definitely treat you better then a stand on unit
  8. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    The 1825B would be more current if you could find one of those. They were made until 03 I think. Don't recall how wide they are but I believe they were the replacement for the 1818 so they should be about the same size.
  9. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    Thanks again - I'm defintely interested.. I'm gonna see if I can head up there to take a look at it this week yet (2 hr drive). Any more input on this machine would be appreciated!
  10. flairland

    flairland LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 640

    not a common machine or what??

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