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Is this a good entry level mini mini ex?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by alldayrj, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Yea but this is the size I'm looking for Junior
  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,595

    Then I'd say jump on it for $5-$5500
  3. Hollowellreid

    Hollowellreid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 306

    How much are you seeing for TB016 now?

    I think ours was 10k with 1600 hours.

    Its a machine that you can get parts for and has resale value.

    I see the yanmar as one of those 'not new enough to be relevant' but not old enough to have classic value. I'd most likely pass, it would literally have to be 3500 bucks or something. would be hard to ever get rid of.
  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,507

    Yanmar is pretty popular. They made many OEM machines
  5. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    I can get a tb016 for 20k new or I see them for 10/12k used around me. When they come up.... I think I might wait until my dealer gets the kobelco zts in before I pull the trigger
  6. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,246

    It looks like it's just had some fresh makeup. I'd wait for a Kobelco baby unless you could 'steal' it but from the add the guy seems firm for what that's worth. I've seen Kobelco/Case/NH's in the low teens and you would have a ZTS which in a baby mini is important(I think).
  7. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    Well it popped up on ebay, ends sunday night and its currently at $3500. I might just have to try it out
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  8. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 571

    You can't really go wrong even up to $4500-$5k on that machine.

    I bet he has a buddy bid it up since he was so firm on his price before but you might get lucky.
  9. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Well i hope his buddy has to buy it haha. Im not spending much more than 4. I'm going to look at it in an hour. Anything specific to look for?
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  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    Its up to 4 and he has 7 hours left.

    I know my wishlist but am i going to kick myself later if i get one like this without zts?
    Are the expanding tracks that useful vs a fixed track?
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