Samsung EX's after they became Volvo

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by 4 seasons lawn&land, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    Looking for experience with the late model Samsungs from the 2000's when they were being made by Volvo. It looks like a cheap way to get into a 15 ton machine. The 2000 Im looking at looks just like a Volvo of that year.
     
  2. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Are you saying that Volvo was building for Samsung? I was pretty sure it was the other way around and then Volvo purchased the rights.
     
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    either way idk. Just wondering if a 2000 model 130 is something to specifically avoid or not.
     
  4. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Volvo was branding Samsung machines and my memory is that the Samsungs were decent machines. Not great, but not terrible either.
     
  5. Hegartydirtwork

    Hegartydirtwork LawnSite Member
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    A friend of mine has a Samsung 130, it's a nice machine he hasn't needed any specific Samsung/Volvo parts for it, it needed a head gasket when he bought it but they used cummins power so the parts were easy to come buy. He uses it for residential excavating and likes it, I've run it for him and I didn't have any complaints.
     
  6. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Owned a 210 Samsung as my first excavator about 7-8 years ago. Bought it from a friend who was the original owner. Wasn't a bad machine and wasn't horrible. Had some overheating issues even after I had the rads cleaned. Ended up selling it back to the original owners and they over heated it too much and the motor finally went at 9000 hours.
     
  7. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
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    thanks for the info. the guy has a buyer with deposit so unless he falls through, I missed it. Its on machinery trader still if anyone wants to look. the one with a damaged cab. looks like it was rolled.
     
  8. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    The good ones are the models with the square cabs and not the curved windows.
    Good luck with the purchase, we love ours so much we added an older 180WB to the fleet.
     

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