Skid Steer Hrs

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by DavidD, May 19, 2002.

  1. DavidD

    DavidD LawnSite Member
    from sc
    Posts: 108

    I'm thinking of purchasing a used Skidsteer and was wundering around how many Hrs do they start needing repairs ? :blob3:
     
  2. BENT

    BENT LawnSite Member
    Posts: 4

    David, if you start getting about 2500-3000 hrs you're getting up there in hours. I'd pass on them, if you're useing them for business.
     
  3. turfdog

    turfdog LawnSite Member
    from NE
    Posts: 9

    My dealer said he once had a 2 year old model Bobcat with 25,000 hours. It was used three shifts daily. When the guy traded it in the hour meter showed 5000 hours. The owner said " You know those aren't the right hours". My dealer asked what do you mean? The owner replied, that the hour meter only goes to 10,000 hours and it was on its third time around!
     
  4. DavidD

    DavidD LawnSite Member
    from sc
    Posts: 108

    That would only be 17280 Hrs :D
     
  5. turfdog

    turfdog LawnSite Member
    from NE
    Posts: 9

    I expected someone would know the number of hours in a year! Maybe they worked 8 days a week? Maybe it is like a fishing story - the number of hours goes up each time he tells it.
     
  6. dan deutekom

    dan deutekom LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 424

    My experience has been that a skid steer starts to need major repairs at around 3000 to 4000 hours. It seems to also be at this time that the machine starts to feel "loose" (bushings on the arms and such).
     

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