what is this worth?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ASCHAL45, Sep 3, 2007.

  1. ASCHAL45

    ASCHAL45 LawnSite Member
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    2003 F350 4x4 6spd 7.3 liter dump truck 9ft rhino lined bed with a 2001 bobcat 773 w/ 1150 hrs new foam filled tires and tracks w/ a backhoe attachment & a 2004 16ft hudson trailer im pretty sure the bobcat comes with a bucket but im not sure what kind
     
  2. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    The truck depending on the condition minimum 20,000 the bobcat probably 12,000 and the trailer 4000 dollars. A combination like that could easily get 40,000 for but without seeing pictures its hard to tell.

    How many miles on the truck if the truck has high mileage and the box is beat up it might not be worth buying. The machine itself is hard to tell who owned it if its been a owner operator machine it probably be okay.
     
  3. ASCHAL45

    ASCHAL45 LawnSite Member
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    The has decent milage on it and is it pretty good shape and including the bed the bobcat im pretty sure has been owner operator and is a pretty tight little machine but I was thinking in the mid 40's myself

    I have a question for you what kind of work would you recommend I do with this type of equipment I do have skid steer experience mostly building pads on the high way for guardrail end treatments which is what i have been doin for the past 4 yrs but I am always gone and a newly wed and would like to do something on my own because around here you cant make money unless you travel alot or run your own business and im tired of traveling all over the state
     
  4. Gravel Rat

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    If your good on a skid steer than you can get into driveway rebuilding and regrading. Spreading topsoil and moving soil around peoples yards. A F-350 can't carry much material so trucking isn't a big money maker.

    Try see if you can get work with paving companies you go in do the road base prep for residential driveways.

    A skid steer doesn't make much money in my area because the rental shop rents a skid steer cheaper than hiring a contractor with experience with a skid steer. So what usually happens is a building contractor rents before they hire a landscape or excavation contractor.

    How much competition is there in your area what can you provide that they don't.
     
  5. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
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    The truck anywhere from 15k to 25 k,the Bobcat 10k,Backhoe 3k and the trailer about 2k.
    40 k would be alot for this setup.
    The Bocat is not realy not big enough to do anything other than light landscaping and the truck is not really good for much other than hauling a couple tons or less.
    Those trucks are popular with Masons and paver guys.
     
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Truck is worth around $20K, Bobcat is worth probably $13K, backhoe right around $4K, trailer another $2K. $40K is just about right.
     
  7. ASCHAL45

    ASCHAL45 LawnSite Member
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    I appreciate all the input i knew the bobcat was small and couldnt do alot of heavy work and niether could the truck but it is all priced rather cheap i thought at $34000. I just figured it would be a good place to start at that price what do u think
     
  8. ASCHAL45

    ASCHAL45 LawnSite Member
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    Ive never roughed in a driveway but am about to build a house and i will need a pretty long driveway for so I guess I could practice on that i just want to get away from working on the highway
     
  9. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
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    A 773 will do quite a bit of work, I've tackled some pretty big jobs with a Cat 216, which is technically a smaller machine than a 773. I wonder if it's the 773T, which is turbocharged. If so, it can definately handle some larger jobs because it'll have a little more grunt, but if not it's still a decent machine, it just won't have some extra horsepower.
     
  10. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am not a big fan of the 773 but depending on what you want to do it would likely get you going. I would want to have a good idea of what you would like to do before you buy the machine. Spending 34K on a setup for you which you really don't have work for can be painful. Usually you would want to look around at your area and see what types of excavation/landscaping are not being serviced and see if you can hit that market. If you have extra money you could just buy the set and develop your own niche as your skills expand. Just kinda depends on what your bank account and abilities are. The other thing to consider is what kinda area do you live in (economy wise). If your seeing good growth that is a good sign, no growth bad sign.
     

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