Gehl 7810

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

  1. thepawnshop

    thepawnshop LawnSite Senior Member
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    Any one of you guys have any experience with this monster? The local dealer is offer me what I think is a pretty good price on a LOADED machine, but I don't know too much about them other than they offer VERY LOW finance rates (which the Cat and Deere dealers say they need to do to try and "buy" the business).

    I have a CTL, but I want a "rubber tire" machine for those applications where the job will require a lot of time on the asphalt. here are the machines specs:

    • Cab with air
    • 2 Speed
    • High Flow Hydraulics
    • Hydraulic Quick Attach
    • Pilot Hand Controls
    • 84" Bucket
    • Suspension Seat
    • Back Up Alarm
    • McLaren Semi-Pneumatic Tires

    Here is a link to the other specs of the machine:

    http://www.gehl.com/const/prodpg_sl7000.html

    The way I am looking at it, I have the Deere 322CTL for jobs off road and that require a smaller machine. The Gehl 7810 would be for moving pallets of retaining wall block, large volumes of material and as I said before, asphalt work. So I would have a machine to cover just about every job imaginable.

    Let me know your thoughts.
     
  2. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    How about an A300 for asphalt work? :(

    (I don't remember if the Bobcat dealer in your area stinks...)
     
  3. thepawnshop

    thepawnshop LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 387

    Not a fan of the Bobcat dealer, but really I am not in the market for a machine..this one is just at a really good price and has every option i could ever want, including down the road. Add to that very low interest financing (60 months @ 1.9%) and it makes me consider a machine when it wasn't on my mind, which is why I'm not going to my Deere dealer and just buying a 332 rubber tire machine.
     
  4. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,068

    That machine is a monster. 115 HP of turbocharged madness. Kinda overkill for block work maybe? It'll lift an @$$ load though, that's for sure. 3,600 pounds ROC, crazy.
     
  5. qps

    qps LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Indy
    Posts: 1,484

    I thought you ordered a JD50???:confused:
     
  6. mrusk

    mrusk LawnSite Gold Member
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    How much $$$?
     
  7. thepawnshop

    thepawnshop LawnSite Senior Member
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    I did...it'll be here at the end of next month.
     
  8. thepawnshop

    thepawnshop LawnSite Senior Member
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    The price is 49k.
     
  9. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Posts: 1,891

    Wow -- awesome price... not sure if the machine would be overkill and certainly don't know fuel consumption figures, but if you think there's a possibility of needing that large a machine, go for it! That price tag is amazing.
     
  10. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,454

    Pawnshop......the 7810 is a fairly large skid. I have been demoing skids for the past 3 months, talking with general/landscape contractors all over the US, plus buying a machine for myself. With the 7810, the hard question you have to begin to ask: what is the job application that it will fill, where will it fit and where won't it fit....size wise and application wise.
    Now here is another observation. Pilot controls are due out across the board around June-August of this year. In my opinion, once pilots are put on skids the value of the inventory these manufacturers are trying to move (meaning current models without pilot controls) will decline substantially. They are trying to move inventory at tempting rates looking forward to the new generation of skids with pilots.
    I have pre-purchased a pilot control machine due in July and worked out a deal with the sales rep to supply me with a machine until it arrives...
     

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