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Help Choosing Skid Steer

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by jbell36, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,813

    Wow, how do they get 22k for a skid steer with 2700hrs. Sounds incredibly high.
  2. SRT8

    SRT8 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CA
    Messages: 1,305

    That is way too high for an S300 with that many hours. $15k is what I think its worth.
    I personally wouldn't buy a skid steer with that many hours.
  3. jrs.landscaping

    jrs.landscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 2,762

    I'd never buy a machine with 2700 hours. I'd never buy a snow blower either, I thought about it and then someone told me they had one and the snow worked its way into the air intake and clogged the filter stalling the machine.
  4. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Messages: 1,022

    What other work are you looking to do with a skid steer? If just blowing snow I would think a tractor would be less expensive maintenance wise.
  5. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

    I just bought a ss for the same purpose. Bought a s205 2spd, ac/heat, was told it had hi flow but didn't, 4000 hrs for 15k. Went through the bobcat shop everything changed, new alt, bat, fixed a couple fittings for 1k. Bought a 79" quick attach snowblower (erskine's factory direct branch) for $5300. It blows good. They match the blower motor to your gpm so low or high flow doesn't matter as much as you would think. If you want to buy the blower new from quick attach I think they have a buddy program that gets you 300 off and me a 300 gift card. Pm for more info or pm a number if you want to talk about it.

    We are under 5 min for a double drive your talking of.
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  6. djagusch

    djagusch LawnSite Platinum Member
    from MN
    Messages: 4,350

    Also s185 s205 is what I would choose as its the smaller frame size with 2 spd. Above those the frame gets larger which means harder to get in tight spaces. If you are doing big landscaping you need to decide if you need a larger machine of course.
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