skid steers

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by a&jlandscaping, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. a&jlandscaping

    a&jlandscaping LawnSite Member
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    What is the best skid steer for landscaping/snow removal. We are going to buy one this spring and i just wanted to see what everybody is using.
  2. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've been very happy with a John deere's I have a 250 series 2 and a a newer 320...
  3. EverestLandscape

    EverestLandscape LawnSite Member
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    I have always bought used skidsteers. I bought a 1991 Case for 6k last summer and put $800 into it getting it perfect. with the work i did with it plus snow I tripled my investment. Unless you use it every single day, day in and day out, i can't see spending 80k on a skid steer. I have bought Bob-cat, CAT, John Deere in the past, but i just find the best deal i can, work them till they bleed, make money with them and then sell them. Hope this helps
  4. MarcSmith

    MarcSmith LawnSite Fanatic
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    neither can I bought new and it was only in high 20K low 30's new,

    if you are paying 80K for a skid you dealer is laughing all the way to the bank

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