1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community in the Franchising forum .

    Dismiss Notice

Deere 310SG

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Duramax8832, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. Duramax8832

    Duramax8832 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    It's time for a backhoe, id like to have it for this winter incase we get any snow. Before i get a salesman on my case, Id like to find out how much it's going to cost me.. No fancy couplers, just a 12ft pusher box. Any input would be appreciated.
  2. murray83

    murray83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    Depends on what options you want on it.Standard stick or extend able?,do you want wobble stick or pilot controls?

    Another question I have is do you really need the backhoe?,if your just doing plowing then look at a skid steer.A used deere 310SG is gonna run you $45-60,000

    You'll be looking at around a grand or 2 per month in payments.
  3. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,019

    do you have a truck to haul it around?
  4. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,019

  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    If it's used with decent hours (no more than 3-4,000), you're going to pay at least $40K. Not sure if you're looking a new or...? New backhoes are in the $90K range, kinda ridiculous.
  6. murray83

    murray83 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 347

    Ha yer telling me, talked to a local guy who bought a 420E IT and it was around $110,000 canadian :confused: I'm scared to ask the price on the new Deere H series
  7. Duramax8832

    Duramax8832 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 147

    Mainly snow removal, but i do lot of trenching for my friends electric business now.. Have used a skid alot in the past, just a lil too small for my applications. Id like to go with pilots, im used to my dads Deere 200 Excavator. I really just need a machine that can do a little bit of everything.. Id really like to go new, seeing as i will have it for the next 20 years or more hopefully..
  8. godzilla

    godzilla LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 401

    You're going to be talking almost 100K new. What are you going to tow or move it with?
  9. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 7,129

    Nobody knows your situation like you, but unless you have a lot of money to kill It doesn't appear to make a lot of sense to buy a new hoe to push snow and dig utilities for one electrical company. I am sure your local Deere salesman will be happy to get you into an SG regardless of what your business plan is.
  10. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    When it comes to rubber tired hoes its pretty hard to beat Case the 580s and 590s keep going and going.

Share This Page