Is this a good entry level mini mini ex?

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

  1. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    As long as you stick with a name brand machine I think you'll be fine.
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  2. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Anyone in southern mass? Its looking like a roadtrip haha
     
  3. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Komatsu wants 1300 for the set of tracks and !!2500!!! For the seat. Im assuming thats because its air ride etc. looking like a duct tape or aftermarket job. I cant stand wet-butt.
     
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Step back and breathe deep. You'll live longer.
    Same tracks I have. They're great so far.
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    Mine were a few dollars less and took like 5 years to get but that's another story.
    By the way RJ, I put over 2500 hrs on my excavator with tracks that looked in worse shape than the ones in your pics.
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  6. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Thanks for the link, even the parts guy laughed. I think thats the whole seat assembly. Not just the upholstery.
    The tracks are just a bargaining point, I'm not too proud to run em til they pop
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  7. ksss

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    There are times when I like the worn tracks better. Especially on a heavier machine, the worn tracks leave almost no trace on grass, the newer tracks sink in at the lugs. Its not like your going to be doing a lot of pushing with a machine like this anyway. For your use, those tracks might have the most value to you. Certainly use it to beat them up, but I wouldn't buy new any time soon.
     
  8. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Results?
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  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well a long time customer of theirs bought it even though i offered my credit card over the phone for the machine sight unseen. If anyone sees a 1.5t ex feel free to post it here within a few hours of NYC
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  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Anyone see anything for sale? Looking to buy before spring and craigslsit and machinery trader are dead
     

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