About to purchase Thomas 25G - any input

Discussion in 'Tractors' started by G.L. In Ont, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. G.L. In Ont

    G.L. In Ont LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    Well guys, the post I had on the mini-skids (93903) was excellent and gave me a lot of great insight so thanks to everyone who contributed. I am about to lay down some money on a used Thomas 25G and wanted to get some input from you on 1) if you think it's a good deal 2) should I get it inspected *before* I hand over the money and 3) any input from those who currently have one or have used one either for drilling post-holes or in general

    So here's what I'm getting:

    - Thomas 25G (Kohler Gas), 2004, 384 hours
    - Pengo universal auger head
    - 9" and 12" bits both with an extension
    - 42" bucket
    - Miksa Hercules 5'x10' landscape trailer

    This whole package was $15,000 Canadian or $12,201 USD.

    Retail on this would be somewhere in the $25,500 range with taxes ($20,750 USD).

    The guy selling is moving into commercial construction so has no time for the post-hole work he was doing.

    Thanks all, G.
  2. G.L. In Ont

    G.L. In Ont LawnSite Member
    Messages: 87

    Surely someone must have an opinion on this?

    Thanks, G.
  3. Rollacosta

    Rollacosta LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 331

    The engine has only another 200 hours to go before it starts to give you trouble ,according to my repair guys ,they reccomended i sell my stump grinder that had a kohler 25hp motor when it reached 500-600 hours.

    Definatly get it inspected before you purchase it,best of luck and sorry i could'nt be more help..the boys on www.arboristsite.com
    might be able to help further,infact i'm sure they can.If you do post a thread regarding your purchase post it on the large equipmant forum.. :)

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