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Bobcat 553

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by SweetGreens, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. SweetGreens

    SweetGreens LawnSite Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 105

    I have been looking at a 1998 Bobcat 553 in my area. They want $10,500 for it. It has 500 hours on it and it was used lightly. I need a skid loader for doing grading, digging, and laying rock. Is this the machine for me. Or for the same price could i get an even newer and better one. Any input would be appreciated!
     
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    Go for the 753/S130 size, it's only 6" wider with the narrow offset rims turned around and a bit longer, but it's a better size for running hydraulic attachments and loading trucks.
    The 553 only has a ROC of like 800 lbs, but the 753's are over 1300 with added counter weights.
     

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