Is this a good entry level mini mini ex?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by alldayrj, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    No one up here lets go of this size ex with less than 3k hrs. Its ridiculous. Send me one please. I found a kx41-2 with 3600hrs but its hammered and he still wants $10

    What would you call a fair price for this cat?
     
  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    I just checked hertz, united, and sunbelt and there was nothing less than 13 with similar hours
     
  3. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I buy to resale so I stick to a little newer machines. I think around 10k you're doing pretty good. Not really a bad deal at $12k but I wouldn't buy for that. I got 14200 for the Kubota and $12k for my JCB but it was pretty beat up. In my market they sell fast whe listed under $12k. I've bought from united and you can usually beat them up on list price.
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  4. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    There wasnt even one close to me though, all california, luisiana, texas etc. im stoppin by a few places today to see what else is out there.

    I stole my pickup and dump truck, im kinda ok with paying a fair price on this since im pretty sure i wont take much of a hit on it if i ever sell. He had it listed for 15, i offered 10 and he came to 13. After i get a printout from the dealer on what everything will cost, i have a feeling he will do 12 cash
     
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    so i spent some time at CAT the dealer, the missing aux hydro lines will cost $1400 (I found a local hydro shop with a great rep that will make them and install for $800), a pin grab coupler will cost me $750 from cat, plus i need to troubleshoot the lights and repack the lade cylinder (call that $200). coupled with the hours and year, if I dont get this machine for 10, 10.5 or 11 I think I'm walking.

    however I ran around all day and found this machine 3 hours away

    2008 komatsu PC18 1300 hours, at a dealer, trade in on a new machine, much younger but almost a sight unseen deal since i will have to roll with a trailer and cash and make my decision on the spot if I want it

    GOOD
    -pin grabber coupler
    -two buckets
    -zero tail swing
    -retractable undercarriage
    -newer year, lower hours
    -already plumbed for aux

    BAD
    -tracks probably below 50%
    -needs a new seat

    what should I offer? $14?
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  6. Hegartydirtwork

    Hegartydirtwork LawnSite Member
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    Check Albany and hudson valley Craigslist like its your job I think something will turn up.
     
  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Seat really isn't a big deal... You could probably run a little while longer on those tracks. You aren't gonna be running it like a dozer..
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  8. fool32696

    fool32696 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looks good. What kills me is dealer probably only gave 8-9 in trade. I'd try for $13k, at 14 it wouldn't be a bad deal. I like it a lot better than the cat at $11k.
     
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks guys im really feeling this one, its got everything but a thumb but i can add that later. Im assuming all these machines in this weight class are similar. Im really brand hopping here but i doubt they have massive differences right? As far as operating power etc
     
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    You'll do fine
     

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