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Bobcat 863

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by georgel, Jul 11, 2001.

  1. georgel

    georgel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    What do you guys think about this rig?

    1997 Bobcat 863
    -1700 hours
    -front auxiliary hydraulics
    -hydraulic bucket positioning
    -front and rear work lights
    -backhoe mounting brackets
    -72" smooth bucket
    -Tires are about 80%


    Good deal assuming it is mechanically sound?

  2. Stonehenge

    Stonehenge LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,276

    Just shootin' from the hip I'd say yeah, it sounds like a good deal, provided everything is in sound condition.
  3. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    Im in the market for a machine ,, so pretty much that looks OK to me if it was in good operating condition <which Im sure it is>

    Have it checked out by bobcat,, pay the service fee,, can be worth it
    let me know what happens ,,
  4. racerdave

    racerdave LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 260

    That sound like a great deal!!!!
    around here that would fetch closer to $15,000
    good luck.
  5. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    I just remembered I jotted down prices from Bob Cat last week on 3 used machines, NY area

    753 with 615hr 11.5k
    853 with 2700hrs 10,995
    873 Cab 8000hrs 19k

    so your machine Id be intrested in looking into
    this was one place I looked at
  6. georgel

    georgel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    The deal didn't work out. So, back to the search. I am really looking for a 773 but, this one looked interesting so I pursued it. I'll keep ya posted if anything else comes up.
  7. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

    for what its worth just to let ya know,, Not sure if there is a HOPenn Company by you in your area,,but there running a lease specail on a Cat 226 skid steer loader
    297mth 48 mths .....
  8. georgel

    georgel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    Thanks for the tip. I have been evaluating leases and it seemed to make good sense but, since I am just starting out I want to keep costs as low as possible. I have been thinking of finding something in the 10-15K range and putting a good DP on it so that my monthly will be low even over 24-36 months. Then at the end I can evaluate how profiable of an investment it was and go from there, trade-in on new or keep or sell and move on.

    Anyway, I would be happy to hear feedback on the success of leases for your businesses.

  9. georgel

    georgel LawnSite Member
    Messages: 35

    1995 773
    2000 hours
    front auxiliary hydraulics
    New paint
    Comes with trailer


    Good value?

  10. Comet

    Comet LawnSite Member
    Messages: 165

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