Tak tb125

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Junior M, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Anybody got one? Any experiences?

    Goin to look at one tomorrow, 2400 hours. Hydraulic thumb.. Newer tracks.. $12,000

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  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    Good machines. Has a conventional tail swing but other than that no real down sides.
     
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Anything I need to look at in particular? I've never really looked at an excavator with intent to purchase.
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  4. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
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    Check the bucket pins,they will probably be starting to get loose with those hours.They all seem to get wore sooner then later!Move it back and fore,turn it side to side checking how it performs under load.Smooth or jerky anything that seem not normal from a machine under load.Really also need to get it some place that you can dig with it under power also to tell performence at that.Any mantience history would be a plus.

    Don't fall for only used on weekend !!!!!!!!Good luck
     
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just let the owner talk and ramble, they usually tell you everything you want to know. Dig a full depth hole, dont let them rush you. Nit pick every little scratch and noise, and bring cash and offer 11
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Don't be standing near that freshly dug full depth hole when you tell the guy that his scratched up dented mini is a pos and you should only give him ten BUT you like him and will give him eleven cash. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: I kill me sometimes :laugh:
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  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Works for me, but people think im in the mob. I obsessed over this for months as you all know and the one rule i found is that year doesnt matter, hours dont matter, brand doesnt matter. If it still digs a hole its worth ten grand
     
  8. 1idejim

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    Comment had nothing to do with you RJ, just an opportunity to try to make fun.

    A friend of mine had a 125 that he bought from united rents. Paid 17,500 plus tax for it. 800 hrs tt but the tracks were shot. He agreed to the price with a few conditions. Add a thumb (new or used), new tracks and his choice of any bucket in the yard. He got what he wanted, they got their price. Sadly jimmy died of cancer last year and his wife sold the 125 for pert near nothing. I would have bought it if I knew.
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  9. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    He started out at $13,500, came down to 12 thru emails and wouldn't budge anymore than that. He just posted it yesterday at 2pm.

    It was everything he told me it was. Couple shims in the bucket, clean it up a little. I'll run it for a month or so and put it up for sale again. Gonna try and get into a 5ton machine.
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  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Just did some looking, theres one with 1900 hrs by me for 19k. I would take that deal
     

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