Selling a machine 35years Old!!!!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Construct'O, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Construct'O

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

    I just sold my old,old trencher(tiling drainage machine) that will be 35 years old here in a couple weeks!I have owned it for almost 22 of those years:dizzy:

    No it is not going into retirement or me,it is actually going to someone else that needs to have it work for them and pay it way still.

    I think that is quit remarkable in this day and age?Reason being that there actually is and was a limited number of them built and still being built today.

    Not that many manufacters still today and they only average about 12 machine(one brand) a year today.

    Just thought i would share.Anyone else sell or use older machines in this age bracket,and trying to make a living with them??????:usflag:
  2. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    That is cool the machine is still paying its way. How many hours does it have?
  3. Construct'O

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

    Here's a pic of the old "girl" actually i hate to see it go,but time to move on with life.Kind of like me out with the old and in with the new:laugh:

    Another fact i even sold it for twice as much as i gave for it all those years ago:cool2:

    It has took a beating and still ticking,just like the old Timex:weightlifter:(time watch for you young guys):waving::usflag:

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  4. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
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    That's pretty good ROI plus all the tile put down those years.
  5. Stick Pro

    Stick Pro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 270

    We run our 613 and 613B elevating scraper almost every day. our 613 was made in 1972 and our b was 1978. They bolth work 4 days a week strong running machines, would never thing about getting rid of them. Will snap some pics tomorrow
  6. Construct'O

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

    Stu the hour meter was broke at 2500,but has been a long time ago.Actually you don't put that many hours on the tiling machine a year.

    My other older machine i have only put 500 hours on it in three years!

    It's not the hours you put on them it's how many feet of drainage tile you put in,in an hour.

    In the last four jobs i did with the old machine i put close to 28,000 ft. of drainage tile in.At around 80 cent a ft.(just for the digging) ,you do the match!!!!!!!!

    How many machine 35 years old can you do that with:confused:

    This is small scale to what most trenching,and plows will install.

    My new machine i called Alberta,but this one i called "Old Faithful"getting a little tearing eyed thinking about it:usflag:
  7. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    Yeah, I didn't think about that - it is the feet trenched that is important. I don't blame you for feeling bad on sending it down the road after that long.

    Trenching must be a big thing down there?(I did the math):)
  8. 93turbo

    93turbo LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 481

    I gotta get some pics of my ol witch she looks pretty good for her age shes an R65 ditchwitch 1979 and shes my main ditching machine at 600' in a couple hours it don't take long to get stuff done
  9. AMCAT

    AMCAT LawnSite Member
    from Ontario
    Messages: 173

    How did you get along with the driptroit in that machine looks to me like a 453 or a 471 to far away to see :)
    They seem to run a long time even tho they are know for leakin oil ( as the saying goes if there's no oil outside then there sure aint any inside :)
  10. rocketranger289

    rocketranger289 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 10

    Here is my 1976 Case 1845 that I bought two years ago and use it to carry hay bales to the beef and some digging on my farm. I've also made or modified all the attachments for it and just bought a Davis D-100 backhoe that I'm going to use on it. It is a gas machine and I installed the auxiliary hydraulics on it last year.
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    Case 1845 left side.JPG

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