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Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by ksss, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    I told myself that if the price was right I would buy them. Well the price was right and I bought them http://www.ironplanet.com/jsp/s/item/160548?h=405,1869

    I don't know if that paste will work but they are new in the shrink wrap for 5250.00 plus trucking to Idaho.
  2. turboawd

    turboawd LawnSite Member
    from midwest
    Messages: 236

    wow, they were selling 11 sets.
    it makes you wonder though, were company sales slow??... reason for sending the tracks to auction?

    good luck with them.
  3. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    It did make me wonder. I don't know why they put them to auction. There are a few running around here and they like them, Rock Set likes his so for the money it was worth a try. Someone had to lose their tail on them. They were seling here for 13K new so thats like .40 cents on the dollar, I don't know what the mark up is on them. I plan on putting them on my 440. According to my CASE salesman all Yellow iron sets fit all yellow iron. The Bobcats units only fit Bobcat. This set was speced for the 236-246 but will fit the 440 ( I am told, hopefully no surprises).
  4. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Messages: 1,387

    Way to go there!!!!!!!! Good job.:dancing:

    At that price you couldn't go wrong to bad ! i wouldn't think.

    So how long will it take them to get them shipped, put on and rolling.What was it a fire sale or what???? Just in time before the bad weather hits unless it has hit there already.

    How about a few pictures with them in action on one of your projects?

    Good luck.:usflag:
  5. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    I just found out that I got them tonight. I will have to arrange trucking in the morning. I should have them in a week or so. I will be sure to get some photos.
  6. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    Nice find. I can't believe you got them for that cheap.:drinkup: If you don't like them, just sell them and make a couple grand.

    Keep up posted on the durability too. I'd like to see how they hold up over time, as well as machine wear.
  7. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,454

    I have 200 plus hrs. on mine and I won't go back to tires. Had a salesman here last night and we are going to put a Gehl ctl back to back with mine in the fields down below and do a little pulling to see what they can do. The front idler is in front of the front hub on the vts, so it feels like I have more stability, more lift. The rear idler is placed back further than the rear hub, so I believe I have more ground contact than a standard machine. So far, so good.....KSSS, I think you will like them alot.......Only took a long full hour to put them on........no big deal.
  8. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Sounds pretty sweet, are you going to throw them on the 465?
  9. Construct'O

    Construct'O LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Sw Iowa
    Messages: 1,387

    Be sure to get picture okay:) !!!! The other thing don't be tearing up your machine you still have work to do.

    We don't care about the saleman machine,tear it a new A$$ :weightlifter: have fun.:usflag:
  10. RockSet N' Grade

    RockSet N' Grade LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,454

    Constructo: I'll get a pic or two. When I do, someones gotta teach me the process for posting them on lawnsite......I feel a bit behind the times........and NO! KSSS instructions for posting pics was NOT on hooked-on-phonics! :)

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