higher floatation tires

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ksss, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
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    hmmm. I've recently been looking at Iron Planet -- I'm in the market for another track loader. I get scared buying something I can't see though. I don't know a whole lot about this Iron Planet.
     
  3. ksss

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    As you know if you buy a machine that offers the inspection it is pretty inclusive to include engine oil and hyd. analysis. Still buying something you cant operate is a gamble. You can read the fine print on their inspections and warranty. The only issue I have is that the transporation can be a PITA. I have been satisfied with the items I have purchased.
     
  4. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes, transportation could be an issue. I noticed some items in the mid atlantic states, but a lot in the midwest as well. Maybe I should look a little harder, 19k is a lot cheaper than what i'm looking at around here.

    sorry if I hijacked this thread.
     
  5. ksss

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    Get an 05 RC85 with 900 hours for 19500. That is a smokin deal if that is what your looking for. I don't know what they are new but I imagine around 50K. One went to Australia, maybe Squizzy bought himself one.
     
  6. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Im still affraid of buying a heavy piece of machinery of the internet and have never run it or looked at it closely. Not to say these guys could not do a good and honest inspection but also they may miss something. I guess if you was getting down to the narrow and you really had a good enough deal you could fly out and look at it. I think for now I would just stick to the smaller items which appears what ksss, is doing. Not too much can go wrong with tires and rims especially at that price.
     
  7. ksss

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    The most expensive I item I have purchased was a Tag trailer total price by the time I got it home was 13800. Everything else was under 5K
     
  8. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
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    Just wondering, is a 465 Bobcat one of the small machines? Never heard of that number. The small machines have a smaller diameter rim, I am not sure if there are any clearance issues due to the shorter wheelbase. I have seen a 463 Bobcat with the 16 inch wide tires, and it makes a huge difference in the sand but also expands it's width making it unable to get through a narrow gate. If you have the extra foot of width to spare the little ASV would be a good machine if it's priced right and in good shape.
     
  9. ksss

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    The 465 is a CASE machine 3000 plus ROC it weighs 9K plus .
     
  10. Sunscaper

    Sunscaper LawnSite Senior Member
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    Ksss,
    I have those tires on my 205 Bobcat and love them. They will help you out alot. If not for those tires here in the florida sand I would need tracks.
     

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