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Mini ex purchase dilema

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by AWJ Services, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. AWJ Services

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

    So the TB260 will be about 77k with 3 buckets. I can sell teh KX161 and put that 30k down and owe about 50 k on the new machine or I can keep the KX161 and buy a used 8 ton machine with about 2000 hours for around 50k.
    Thoughts?
     
  2. Cornell

    Cornell LawnSite Senior Member
    from MN
    Messages: 544

    Can you keep both machines busy? I think that would make a huge difference in keeping the Kubota or not.
     
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,581

    Do you have anything to move an 8ton machine yet? I thought all you had was an F250 and a gooseneck..
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  4. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,151

    I would trade. Like Cornell says, unless you have enough to keep both moving. While your still developing that mulcher market, I would get the TK and replace the Kubota. There are many 8 ton machines that don't make as much flow as the latest machines (I am assuming you want the 8 ton to run the mulcher primarily). That seems like a lot for that machine. My TB153FR was mid 60's with one bucket 2' .
     
  5. AWJ Services

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

    Takeuechi added a new dealer that took over my territory and I have no idea if this is a good price?
     
  6. AWJ Services

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

    The machines would be too compliment each other. The 6 ton machines will dig septic trenches here in Georgia but on some jobs they do labor. They will get the job done but are at there limit with what I do, however sometimes the size makes it ireplacable. The 8 ton will increase productivity when needed and also have increased lifting ability. I also would eventually like too expand and have 2 crews but that is in the future.
     
  7. AWJ Services

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

    I am buying a bigger truck at the first of the year and have already acquired a trailer but yes I will need a bigger truck and trailer.
     
  8. KTM

    KTM LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 492

    If you're getting a bigger truck and trailer 50k would get you in a decent 130 or 160.
     
  9. AWJ Services

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

    I have thought about that but that machine would be too big for my septic work and I unload on roads a lot. Of course I may be wrong on it being too big so I need too consider it.u
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  10. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,581

    I am not as knowledgeable as most the guys here. But I would think, unless you wanted to set another crew up exactly like you're set up now, you'd go with a machine that was substantially larger or smaller.

    Ideally I would have a 5-6ton and a 10-12ton excavator. Just because I don't have a need for two machines of almost the same size.
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