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Skidsteer opinion??

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by KrayzKajun, Aug 18, 2008.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    2004 MC 70 Volvo Skid Steer - 1109 Hrs - Runs great!! (1) 66" Mud Bucket (1) 66" bucket@Grapple. Tires are solid rubber approx. 60% spent, extra set of pneumatic rims also included. $7,000.00 OBO

    wht specifics should i look at? all opinions and advice are welcome and appreciated.
  2. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 571

    If it was found on craiglist, it's probably a scam, where they want you to western union them the money and they'll ship the machine to you.

    Otherwise that's easily $10k+ worth of equipment right there.
  3. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    guy lives about 2miles from me. i saw it at his house the other day.
  4. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,717

    I believe Volvo bought out the Scat Trac line. I don't know much about them, but I have had nothing but good experience with the larger Volvo construction equipment.
    One thing for sure. You will want to get rid of those solid tires before they ruin your kidneys and shake out all of your teeth. Those things are terrible.
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,067

    It probably isn't worth a whole lot. I don't think they're a real expensive unit when purchased new and I doubt their resale value is terribly high. I'd check used equipment sites and collaborate the price. I think the Volvo skids are fairly utilitarian, no frills machines.
  6. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    I would agree with all the above. As long as the machine is mechanically sound though 7K OBO is cheap, even for a Volvo. If your not real particular this would appear to be a good deal. I would agree and lose the solid tires, you could put another 1K on it and still get your money back.
  7. J. Peterson Grading

    J. Peterson Grading LawnSite Senior Member
    from IA
    Messages: 989

    I have a Volvo MC90B.

    I realy don't like mine at all. Its just got more bads than good. That being said. I think that $7K for a machine is a good deal. Almost a good enough deal to help you over look a machines short commings.

    Just MO

  8. Mr. Rain

    Mr. Rain LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    That scrap grapple alone should be worth 750-1000 bucks I would think. 7k is pretty cheap for anything let alone a late model machine, even if it is a little out of the mainstream. Would this likely be a Katrina machine? Seems like I've heard of some pretty crazy deals on machines down there that guys just needed to dump for whatever reason.
  9. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,162

    I ran a 110 this Summer for half a day. The power was good. You can keep the Volvo pilots and actually the rest of the machine, but for the right price you can overlook a lot.
  10. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 571

    I pm'd you

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