New to Me Volvo 140BL

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Dirtman2007, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. jefftb

    jefftb LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 563

    Well, I just looked in on the bid. 16hours left and not one bid.

    He's placed it as no reserve and started the opening at $45,000. I despise that practice. No point in listing it as "no reserve" if you are going to open at your reserve.

    I doubt that this happens for him.
  2. StihlBR600

    StihlBR600 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 705

    How many hours do you have on your volvo? im a big fan of your vids on you tube
  3. YellowDogSVC

    YellowDogSVC LawnSite Gold Member
    from TX
    Messages: 3,791

    i am by far not an expert but that looks like a heck of a deal. Good looking machine and from what I have seen in most decent municipalities, machines do appear to last and are regularly serviced. I bet you can make a lot of money with that machine and not too heavy to haul in and out.
  4. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 571

    At least in this case you know what he wants for the machine.

    Most people list machines with completely unrealistic reserve prices and you have no way of knowing.
  5. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    Well I'm trying to plan a trip to TN for a couple days. I've got two Volvo 140's im going to look at and will buy the better of the two of them. Got alot of work lined up for this winter and a 5th excavator will really help things out!

    I'll load pics of the 2nd machine tonight
  6. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    oh here's the other volvo I'm looking at

    its a 2006 EC140BL

    had 1500 hrs on it, 24" pads and a hydro thumb

    Priced higher at $63K

    seen a little digging with the ass but nothing a little paint can't fix?



  7. NateV

    NateV LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 340

    You think about getting one with a blade?
  8. SIWEL

    SIWEL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 509

    Ya, I was going to ask the same thing, the 140 with a blade I ran was really nice. The blade helps in positions where you think it could be useless.
  9. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    I've had a long thought about blades on a hoe this size. I just think it will get in the way. Plus working in deep mud like I always do I think it'll become a anchor. As far as grading, I have a dozer or skid steer if I need to push or level dirt.

    here's my ultimate goal.

    I want to eventually sell the tak 135 excavator for a tak 175 hoe

    this way my excavators will be a:

    12k yanmar
    16K takeuchi 175
    30K 140 volvo
    50K 210 volvo
  10. Jimmyed

    Jimmyed LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 82

    Wouldn't you want wider pads?

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