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Skidsteer and Trailer combo....is it a decent price.

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by DirtMerchant, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. DirtMerchant

    DirtMerchant LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    Stumbled across this And I'm wondering if it's a reasonable price.

    2001 John Deere 240 Skid Steer Loader, 2-Speed, 51 HP 2.9L Diesel, 65 Bucket, Hours Read: 553.9, S/N: 340180

    2006 Bull Dog 718H Trailer, 8,000 Lb

    He's asking 10,000

    Trailer seems in solid shape. Skid steer has a couple rips in the seat. It's in washington and was thinking of driving down.

    A friends looking into getting one for his farm. You guys know way more about skidsteers then i do
  2. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    Well it's a Deere, so no one wants to read my opinion.
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    Not a bad deal for what it is, IMO. To me, that's what I would pay for a Deere because they aren't my first choice. However, if a guy really was looking for a 240, seems to me that's probably below value by a couple grand, plus it comes with a trailer.
  4. DeereMan85

    DeereMan85 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 457

    I looked up the history on this skid, and it was originally sold to a rental company. Last reported hours were higher than what is listed. 2-speed was not available on this unit. PM me if you want more info.
  5. P.Services

    P.Services LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,319

    say thankyou, he just saved your a$$.

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Messages: 5,134

    thats why i come here good people helping others out.
  7. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 571

    after buying/selling about 5 JD 240's...the hour meters on these things fail a lot...check the condition to determine the hours.
  8. DirtMerchant

    DirtMerchant LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 787

    Holy **** thank you.

  9. bobcat_ron

    bobcat_ron LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,131

    So basically run like the wind?
  10. Construct'O

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

    If you wanted, first go look at the machine and trailer,then decide if it is anything your interested.

    Now you know about the hours,ask him up front about the hour meter.Just might be something you can use against the deal, to make even a better deal, then what he wanted to start with.

    Who knows might save yourself 2K

    Main thing is if it is really what you want.Good Luck:usflag:

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