JCB Skid Steers

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Yes that is true. Dealers only make about a grand on a new vehicle, but could make 3-4k on a used one.

    That is why I never buy anything from a dealer. Plus the $500 doc fee, plus local sales tax... hell I can avoid the taxes and the doc fees by buying from an individual.
     
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh yeah baby, trust me we could go on and on!

    I have a customer who's cousin in Kentucky has become
    Very very wealthy off of a buy here pay here car
    Lot.
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  3. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I have found on small purchases like tvs, it isn't really worth my time to find a deal. So congrats... I approve of your purchase.
     
  4. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    True.. same for when I am buying equipment. My time using the equipment instead of looking for one, and spending my off time on others things like family cancel out any possible savings (which savings arent only money like we have talked about here, again I prefer new equipment with less issues)
     
  5. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Well.... Saving 20k on buying used equipment IS worth my time. Sorry my time isn't worth 1k an hour. Maybe yours is! Here is money i haved saved this year over buying new.

    Dingo 525 700hrs - saved 14k
    Dingo 525 800hrs - saved 16k
    Denali xl - saved 25k
    04 Chevy 5500 (40k miles) - saved 20k
    Scag tt - 210 hrs - saved 3k

    And that is just one year!
     
  6. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Sounds like a good deal.

    Other than the truck, those are all things I wouldnt use, so I saved $53,000.

    DVS to answer your original question, I have a JCB, and I like it.
    :weightlifter:
     
  7. Nick's Lawn Care

    Nick's Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
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    How do you like it now?:)
     
  8. jbailey52

    jbailey52 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Since he obviously does not communicate very well I will explain what his question means. I posted in the heavy equipment forum with problems I have been having with my machine. It apparently has turned into a "ha ha ha look what brand you bought". He obviously is one of those who has a sticker of a Chevy emblem pissing on a ford emblem on this truck.
     

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