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Buying Used Equipment

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by deerewashed, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 883

    recently saw something about a rent to own program from Bobcat. I may check that out, and rent a mini excavator for 8 months or so to get me from the spring till fall. That way i can build up some money and then try and purchase the machine if i can.
  2. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 883

    Also, the fact that i want an e50 really badly doesnt hurt either.
  3. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,614

  4. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 883

    i cant spend 45k right now, i need to keep it at least under 40 and close to 30. Also the steel tracks are a huge turnoff and i dont feel like spending another couple thousand for rubber ones. I am gonna look into this rent to own deal tomorrow. seems like it might be a good idea.
  5. mxridernorth

    mxridernorth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    I've seen that already. IMO the 161 is a better model. Also, unfortunately, I need rubber tracks.
  6. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    The U45 is a nice machine and very versatile. It is a step under the Kx161 in ability but a better Choice than a KX121.

    It is really hard to beat a KX161 in ability and price. They really hold there value and where not as overpriced as some brands when new so resale is a better value even though they depreciate less than say a Cat in this class. Not many machines in it's calss that will outperform it.
  7. rvon99

    rvon99 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 56

    That is a good deal on the 161. They are great machines, I bought a 2010 this year with around 500hrs on it and 4 buckets for $4500. It has rubber tracks but I wouldn't have a problem with steel tracks.
  8. deerewashed

    deerewashed LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 883

    the guy at bobcat veered me away from the rent to own program due to the intrest rates when it comes time to purchase.
    he did tell me/recommend to me the lease program they have.

    Here are the rates i got please give me some input on these.

    Both are for a 4 year lease:
    bobcat t650- fully loaded, bucket and pallet for around $1000 a month(wouldnt get it fully loaded, so it would be less.

    bobcat e42- open cab, thumb 2 buckets. $800 a month.

    for these prices i feel as though i might as well buy for similar monthly rates, without the worry about having to give it back, especially for the few numbers of hours it will be used, due to constantly getting in and out.
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    As far as cabs go i have no input on te ex, but my skid steer i have the cab kit and unbolt the door for 99% of the year due to the hassle. I just put it on for snow. And i agree, leasing is the worst way to go about this. Either go used and put the saved$ aside for repairs in the future or put that money into a payment. My motto is you either pay the mechanic or the bank. But someones getting paid
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  10. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Ga
    Messages: 4,281

    Youe need an excavator with a reduced or zero tail swing like the E45 or E 50

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