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Transitioning into more machine work??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by KrayzKajun, May 14, 2014.

  1. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,724

    Keep in mind Jacob , if you really want to make it with the sand bag attachment , having a older machine with more hours gives you the possibility of having a breakdown when you really need the machine. Your window of opportunity is small and one bad thing like a breakdown could end an opportunity for you . It seems like you are spending a grand on rental every month anyways. Yes taking on a payment can make you nervous but this business is all about risks ( calculated risks) if you want to move ahead you have to take risks . Stop pondering about it buy the machine put it to work , and move on to the next one. Hope I don't sound like a d**k but your waisting a lot of time and money thinking too much and going from dealership to dealership . Buy the machine and put that time and effort you spent running around into networking and keeping the machine busy.

    Best of luck
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  2. dycproperties

    dycproperties LawnSite Member
    Posts: 20

    ^ what he said
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  3. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Th 130 size machines are perfect for landscaping but the 140 size machine is way more productive when using the machine for digging hard ground and lifting. I unload boulder pallets that way 5000 pounds off of a semi. In loose material they will perform very similar with the same size bucket. Really cannot go wrong with either machine. United Rental will give you a warranty with there machines.
     
  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Well said.

    I spent 20k on my mulchining head with no buisness for it but once I got it the doors just started opening. Same as when I bought my KX161.
     
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    There is a Louisiana Cat rental/sales on same road as my shop. The sales guy pulled up at my shop as I was opening up this morning. We chatted for about a half hour.

    He is sending me the info/pics on a 2013 299D w/ 1100hrs. Full cab, deluxe instrumentation, hi flow/pressure.
    They are asking $51k.
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  6. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,385

    What did the previous owner use it for ?
     
  7. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,213

    I'm going to be direct like Picasso - quit screwing around and buy a TK 130 or 140. Honestly that is all you need, otherwise you will spend the rest of the season chasing a 'deal' and blowing money on renting machines. You are over thinking this way too much.
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  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    Just got a text from my buddy in sales at United Rental,
    He found me a 2007 Tak TL130 w/cab. 2100hrs, new tracks & will include the 66" brush mower I was looking at for $23k.comes with a 1yr warranty. I'm going to take a look at it and see if we can work a deal.
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  9. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Posts: 4,276

    Demo it with the mower. The 130 is a little weak on flow but that is a great deal. Is the mower an open front?
    Those machines with an open cab still bring 20 k here with similar hours.
     
  10. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 10,742

    I'm going to stop over there this morning. I actually have to rent a TL130 for a job on Monday, ill see if they can throw in the brush mower for me to with it. I would rather have a TL130 w/ cab than a TL140 without cab. Especially running a mower and the slide up cab door really helps.
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