Case 1845c Skid

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirty Water, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    I might be able to pick up a case 1845c that needs some TLC (to be determined when I get a closer look) for $1k. It has 3300 hours on it.

    This is just to be used at my place, not for commercial work.

    Good deal or money pit?
     
  2. newlooklandscp

    newlooklandscp LawnSite Member
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    Depends on what it needs. If it operational now then good deal. If not check what it needs, see how much it will cost and then make a decision.

    Ken
     
  3. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
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    3300 hours is just tickling those 3.9 cummins thats in that. as far as the rest of it goes, they are easy to work on, easy to get parts for. the whole cab slides forward, everything is easy to get at, waaaayyyy easier than any bobcat. weak links are stub axles can break, and drive chains, neither is hard to do. for $1000, though...be careful. sounds too cheap. they were about 19,500 new, in 1990.
     
  4. Dirty Water

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    The owner is a local landscaper, he used it for his work.

    He says that its making a weird noise, and he is going to replace it with a newer one.

    I haven't heard the noise yet, but I wouldn't buy it if it was a bearing knock or anything like that.
     
  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I would jump on it for a grand. Even if it needed a lot of work you could still come out good on it. The resale on the 1845C machines amazes me. You could buy for a grand and double your money (or more) just parting it out.
     
  6. JDSKIDSTEER

    JDSKIDSTEER LawnSite Bronze Member
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  7. oldrustycars

    oldrustycars LawnSite Senior Member
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    ive seen in an east coast truck paper a diesle engine place sells those 3.9 engines reman for 3400.
     
  8. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Dirty Water,

    Did you pickup the machine? If not, let me know, and I'll be there this weekend!
     
  9. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ribgy...home of the television:drinkup:
     
  10. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    All this and a history buff, I never would have guessed.:clapping:
     

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