nothern tool excavator

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by lawnandplow42, Mar 29, 2005.

  1. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
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    In northern tool and equipment catalog, i saw a 21 horsepower mini excavator for 14,000 dollars. This must be junk. I didn't even see a brand name. I'd be curious to try it out though.
     
  2. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,640

    I believe they are used. I haven't looked at one of their catalogs in a while, but they used to have used fork lifts and skid steers.
     
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    I believe these machines are IHI and are used. They might be reliable, but it's hard to say. I think I'll stick to my Cat dealer.
     
  4. iluvscag

    iluvscag LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have any of you guys actually bought something from N. supply? I get the magazine but is it worth it.
     
  5. PLM-1

    PLM-1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've bought a wheelbarrow wheel and tire from them! Does that count?
     
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Constuction equipment, in my opinion, should not be bought out of a magazine. Wheelbarrows, small power equipment, power tools, all that is fine. If I can't sit on the piece, run it, put it through it's paces before I drop $14,000 it seems like a real gamble to me.
     
  7. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    14K is not really cheap for a mini ex.

    you can buy a good used bobcat 331 for $14K range
     
  8. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
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    I actually believe those mini's are new, but they really redefine mini. I can't see something that small being any good for a little digging in really tight quarters.
     
  9. lawnandplow42

    lawnandplow42 LawnSite Senior Member
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    thanks for the input guys. Its a 21 horsepower engine, that defintly doesn't sound like enough!! It doesn't say if its diesel or not (i'm assuming it is)
     
  10. Moe Fish

    Moe Fish LawnSite Member
    from Fla
    Posts: 72

    I found this on their web site.


    FREE SHIPPING -- bobcat Yanmar Mini Excavator — 26 HP, Year 1993-96
    Convenient and compact excavator is ideal for a wide variety of landscaping and agricultural work. Features a backfill bucket and digging depth of 8 1/2ft. Models available are 1993-1996 and are used in good condition. Powered by a 3 cylinder diesel Yanmar engine. Each unit has been thoroughly inspected for mechanical problems and leaks and will come with at least 50% tread. Truck ship.
     

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