Bobcat 863

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by georgel, Jul 11, 2001.

  1. georgel

    georgel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    What do you guys think about this rig?

    1997 Bobcat 863
    -1700 hours
    -front auxiliary hydraulics
    -hydraulic bucket positioning
    -front and rear work lights
    -backhoe mounting brackets
    -72" smooth bucket
    -Tires are about 80%

    $10,000

    Good deal assuming it is mechanically sound?

    Thanks
     
  2. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Posts: 1,277

    george - if you build it in the Heavy Eqpt and Paving Forum, they will come...
     
  3. georgel

    georgel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Sorry about that. IT looked kind if deserted in the heavy mach forum.

    Thanks for the comments
     
  4. kris

    kris LawnSite Bronze Member
    from nowhere
    Posts: 1,578

    I'm not sure of the price diff between here and the states so I don't really want to say much about the price... We have a 863 and I love it...smooth buckets rarely get used (by us) they are good for scooping material off paved surfaces but not much good for anything else..$10,000 here would be a fair price..try to get attachments thrown in eg.. forks,toothbucket,tree scoop.. big sod roll attachment etc... squeeze whatever you can out of the deal.
     
  5. OBRYANMAINT

    OBRYANMAINT LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 555

    sound like a fair price i picked up a 94 773 in the spring similar set up for 7000.. no bucket positioning ......wish i had it
     
  6. captdevo

    captdevo LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 932

    that price is ok, check machine out for hydro leaks and cracks on lift arms.
     
  7. georgel

    georgel LawnSite Member
    Posts: 35

    Deal didn't feel right so, I am still looking. I am looking at getting a 773 because mos of what I will do is final grades/paver prep and other misc. stuff. I am also looking to use it in the winter for snow removal. Any tips?

    OBRYANMAINT-
    how many hours were on your 773 when you bought it? Is that an average price in your area?

    Thanks all
     

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