new used skid steer New Holland LX665

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by swim, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
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    I just bought a New Holland LX665. :drinkup:It is a older skid steer, but I am just starting to expand my business in this direction. My questions are mostly the usual for just starting out in this line of work, but I do have a few specific questions about my skid steer. I ordered a user manual from eBay that I should get in a few days, but in the mean time, what type of hydraulic oil does it use?

    :confused:It came with a backhoe, Bradco 609, I know how to flip the right joy stick so it runs power to the auxiliary hydraulics instead of the boom and bucket pedals, but how do I use other attachments that require both movement of the boom and power to the auxiliary hydraulics at the same time, like a Harley rake or trencher and others?:confused:

    What attachments are everyones most profitable and or do you use the most?

    Also what tires work best for everyone? It will need some soon. Does anyone use the tracks over tires? How do you like them and what type do you use?

    Just like a newbe :laugh:, its great, all questions and no answers. :dizzy: I am very excited and it gives the (same old same old) some stirring up that gets the blood pumping again. :weightlifter:Hopefully it will be a profitable venture as well.

    Any other pointers and advice would be greatly appreciated for the new guy.

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2010
  2. ssprtman12

    ssprtman12 LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 55

    running the auxilary hydraulics with the boom and bucket is the same as u described. Just pull the right stick towards your lap, and have at it, there should also be a lock on it to keep it in that position so u dont have to hold it.

    Attachment wise depends on what u mainly plan on doing. Bucket/s, forks, harley rake, etc.
     
  3. MackCat

    MackCat LawnSite Member
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    it uses new holland 134 hydraulic oil or any 10w30 hydraulic oil
     
  4. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 357

    I am not sure what it has in it now, does it matter if I mix them?
    thanks
     
  5. MackCat

    MackCat LawnSite Member
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    it`s ok to mix brands but i would not mix weights if you are not sure what weight of oil is in it, i would change the oil to prevent mixing the wrong weights of oil
     
  6. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    LOL, we just bought a 96 LX665 2 weeks ago. As far as fluid...it pretty much uses 10w30 oil for everything. The closest fluid I have found that meets all the requirements is Penzoil LongLife 10w30 but I cant find it anywhere, plus a 2.5 gallon container of the NewHolland stuff was only around 30 bucks so why take a chance. How many hours does your skid have and how much did you pay for it?
     
  7. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
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    Mine is a 1997 with 4200 hours.

    I paid $9000 for it.

    How about you? Hours, price, and any extras?

    How do you like it so far?

    Is it your first skid steer?

    What have you been using it for so far?

    Any pictures? I will try to get some of mine in the next few days.
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2010
  8. swim

    swim LawnSite Senior Member
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    ok so I can run the boom with the auxiliary but when I try to move bucket with them on it will not move. Is there maybe something not working properly or just my inexperience?
     
  9. ssprtman12

    ssprtman12 LawnSite Member
    from MA
    Posts: 55

    what attachment do u have on. . .the backhoe, or just the bucket? from my experience, it should all be able to move . . thats the point of them being aux hydros, so im not sure.
     
  10. nobagger

    nobagger LawnSite Gold Member
    from Pa
    Posts: 3,065

    Ours is a 96 with 1836hrs on it (a couple weeks ago)
    We paid $9500.00 for it, no extras as of yet. We pretty much bought it for snow removal.
    So far I love it, if we would ever get a chance to use it! (no snow)
    Yeah working on pics now,lol.
    And yes first owned skid steer.
     

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