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Dirt sifter

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by mrsops, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    Took a few pics of my dirt sifter today, does anyone have one and if so what brand? Mine is hydraulic it was actually a winter project one of my guys did about 9 years ago lol. It works really good haven't used it thou in about year. If i was to sell this machine what would you think i would be able to get?

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  2. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    some more pics

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  3. oakhillslandscaping

    oakhillslandscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 643

    wow thats not bad for home made? we made one a while ago that we put my compactor on to shake it but it takes forever so we dont use it anymore but i would say you could get around 8-10K for it if it was a real good economy right now. otherwise i would say 6k if you want to sell it a lot of nurseries buy and rent the smaller size ones around here maybe they do the same down near you?idk
     
  4. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    Yes its home made. I must say it works unbelievable i had some one offer me 12k for it 5 years ago when i used the thing every weekend.. People were amazed on how good a job he did building this. I really dont want to sell it i guess I'm just curious on how much someone would offer for it lol
     
  5. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    Last time I saw a Thomas, of a similar size, it was around $13,500, NEW, a couple, 3-4 years ago. No offense intended, but in today's market, about 5-7grand tops.:waving:
     
  6. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yeah i figured that.. Not worth it i rather keep it and use it when i have the time
     
  7. DiyDave

    DiyDave LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,695

    That's what I would do, too. Now's not exactly prime time to sell equipment, and you know your machine's capabilities. Run it till someone offers you what it's worth!:waving:
     
  8. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,544

    If you don't owe anything on it keep it. I spent days sifting soil on a job it was over a 2000 yards of topsoil.

    The best thing is if you can make it electric no diesel engines to create noise.
     
  9. 1993lx172

    1993lx172 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,305

    If he makes it electric he may not always be in the position to have power available for it. Even if he did switch it to electric and he took it to a job that had no power supply he would have to have a generator running to power it negating the no engine less noise angle. Plus with electric power he has to worry about the elements ruining the motor and the wiring. So unless he stores it inside or weather proofs the snot out it, the money he spent converting it would be wasted due to the electrical components being damaged from the weather. Even if he threw a tarp over it, moisture would still get in and cause issues.
     
  10. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,879

    You said that very well.. Now you know why its NOT ELECTRIC.
     

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