skid steer pricing

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by tmc8524, Feb 13, 2008.

  1. tmc8524

    tmc8524 LawnSite Member
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    i'm looking at getting a used skid steer, how much does a decent used one run, and have anything i should look for when buying one?
     
  2. cat2

    cat2 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Mi
    Posts: 891

    Well i guess i'll start this off. What are you using it for? How much are you lifting? We need your needs of the machine, before we can lead you towards what machine would be best
     
  3. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
    Posts: 451

    Im in the market for a nice used skid to this year i have seen prices from $20k to $30k for a low hour machine that is loaded. Not sure if i want the cat 287 or get a 262 then add the vts system .
     
  4. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    i know a dealer who has a used vts for a 262, let me know if you want the number.
     
  5. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
    Posts: 451

    Thanx picasso but i didnt buy a machine yet, just trying to narrow down what i want and need.
     
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    There's so many variables involved when buying a machine: Primary uses? Loading trucks? Heavy lifting abilities? Price? Lots of different variables to consider.
     
  7. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
    Posts: 451

    Primary use is on existing lawns not really any new construction. Being able to lift a pallet of pavers/ wall block off of my truck and to carry them to the site.
     
  8. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
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    Something with at least 2000 pounds of ROC will work.
     
  9. Birdjr

    Birdjr LawnSite Senior Member
    from nnj
    Posts: 451

    right now im leaning toward the vts system, should i get a one or two speed machine.
     
  10. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,322

    and what makes you think you need vts? if you are running on lawns maybe a a300 would be nice
     

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