What's this skid loader worth?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by fiveoboy01, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    I'm looking at purchasing a used skid loader for snow this year.

    1999 or 2000 Bobcat 773, 1300 hours, open cab, tires about 60%... Has one toothed bucket and one "flat edge" bucket which is a little wider than the toothed one. It's well maintained, and I used it last winter to do some snow since he does nothing with it during that time. I never had any problems with it and it always started and ran well.

    What would you be willing to pay for the machine? I haven't talked price with the owner yet, but have discussed taking it off his hands in the next few months.
  2. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm guessing it's worth somewhere around 12K-14K, depending on it's condition. I'd check some similar machines in your area and see what they're going for. Maybe offer him around 10K-11K and go from there.
  3. Stillwater

    Stillwater LawnSite Platinum Member
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  4. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
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  5. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would probably pay as much as $12,000.00 for it if I was looking for one. It has low hours but this is an older machine. From what I understand they are good machines.
  6. markam70

    markam70 LawnSite Member
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    a 773 with 1700 hrs was sold in this area about a month ago. not sure what year it was. came with tooth bucket, smooth bucket, and pallet forks. tires probably 50%, a good clean machine...$7,300.
    i thought this was a steal. the seller needed out of it or the bank was taking it back.
  7. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I ran one for my Brother in Law last year putting in a yard. I spent two days on the machine. It was a rental an 01 I think, it was a 773. I thought it was a POS. No power, loud (typical BC hyd. or fan noise), limited lifting ability, too much feed back in the controls. I know BC sold a lot of these machines but honestly I don't know why or why anyone would want one. There are much better machines out there for the same money. This is my opinion which with a dollar might buy you a cup of coffee.
  8. Fieldman12

    Fieldman12 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Is this one of the bobcat models that bucked you allot? A buddy of mine said the old ones where bad for it.
  9. accurate machinery

    accurate machinery LawnSite Member
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    For $12K, make sure it is a G series machine. The G series machines have the rounded ROPS with triangular headlights in the corners. The 773 is a vertical lift machine with a longer wheel base than the 753 so it should remain more stable, like a New Holland or a John Deere. Bobcat has never been my favorite, I buy them because the whole world responds to them, (good for resale value no matter how bad a machine is). If I was going to buy a Bobcat 700 series it would definitely be the 773 over the 763 or 753, Because of the vertical lift and the long wheel base.
  10. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Yes it is a G series skid.

    If I can get this thing for 8 or 9K, do you think I should snap it up?

    A precise number hasn't been discussed but this is the feeling I get that he will sell it for.

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