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What is this old Bobcat worth?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by stevesmowing, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    I was curious what this old bobcat may be worth. I have no idea the year or what runs or doesn't run. It has been sitting like this for years at a marina new my house.

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  2. GradeMan

    GradeMan LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Posts: 214

    If it gas powered I'd say its worth about 100 bucks for scrap. Tho it would be handy for a home owner
     
  3. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    I have no idea how much it might cost to bring it back to life.
     
  4. GradeMan

    GradeMan LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Posts: 214

    Gas or diesel?
     
  5. stevesmowing

    stevesmowing LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 847

    I have no idea
     
  6. GradeMan

    GradeMan LawnSite Member
    from canada
    Posts: 214

    IT looks pretty clean but parts are cheap for those older machines. Tires are okay but I bet 500 on the cheap side ,battery, tuneup and fluids and 3000 on something being blown up. I wouldn't expect much performace from that old machine, they have improved lightyear from then to now. But hey if you can pick it up for a couple of bucks it something to start with, Just be prepared to turn a wrench :cry:
     
  7. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Posts: 1,387

    For me it wouldn't be worth the time of day!!!!!!!! There are to many used skids around or at least in this country to waste your time on one in that kind of shape.Just my thoughts:rolleyes:

    But to you it just "might be that diamond in the ruff":cool2:

    Good luck !!!!! You need it if you end up with that one!:usflag:
     
  8. perkhound

    perkhound LawnSite Member
    Posts: 13

    It has a bucket on it, what kind of shape is it in? Think about parting out more than trying to get back running. It depends on how long it has been since it was last run. It probably has some water in the hydraulics and motor just from condensation. So you could spend a small fortune trying to get it back in running order.
    Top price should be no more than 200-300
     
  9. tallrick

    tallrick LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 682

    It looks like a 70's era 600 series machine. Has the Wisconsin 4 cyl air cooled and belt drive. Same kind of machine I use at home. Worth depends on how much it has been deterriorating. Running or repairable engine, good hydraulics, maybe worth up to 1000 dollars. Needs a lot of work? Maybe 100 in scrap. Sometimes it's just worth it to give it away to get rid of it. Fixed up, you can't get more than 3-4,000 for a FULLY RESTORED machine. It will cost quite a bit in parts if anything is really bad. I would prefer finding a 743 or 843 instead, as a project.
     

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