Tak owners, good deal on this 05' TL140

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by KrayzKajun, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Started looking at machines forsale private party hoping to find a better deal than the dealers are offering. . Came accross this 2005 Tak TL140, one owner, 685hrs on the clock, open cab, comes with dirt bucket and 2way hydro dozer blade. Old man is asking $24k obo. Even though its an open cab, im thinking this may be a machine to go check out. Ill sacrifice a cab for the right price and joystick controls. Here are the pics he sent me this morning. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  2. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just sent me these pics of the tracks. [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  3. Hollowellreid

    Hollowellreid LawnSite Senior Member
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    Narrow down what machine you want and then look for the best deal.

    All of this going back and forth about 50 different machines 200 times is going to get you nowhere.

    This method has served me really well...focus in a bit and get what you think is RIGHT or what you want. Have it shipped if need be.
  4. bobcatexc

    bobcatexc LawnSite Senior Member
    from IL
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    Hollowellreid, nicely said I agree 100%
  5. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
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    Thats a pretty good deal. Id buy it if its what I wanted.
  6. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know what i want, but its not feasible to go out and spend that much money at this moment. I want/need a machine in this size. I dont want a machine too big, since it will still be used for landscaping also, besides my new sandbagging/ flood control venture. I would rather buy a used machine right now and work it until i build up the contracts to purchase a new machine. I will get an open cab inorder to have joystick controls. I still have my 4wd enclosed can tractor w/ front end loader for use in helping with the sandbagging moving sand. I was just asking opinions on guys who own a TAK. I read alot of positive reviews on them.
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  7. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I would offer him 20k cash, if he balks at that. tell him 20k cash and he can keep that dozier blade. They are only good for scrap metal, but people think they are worth thousands.
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thanks Muddy!
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  9. ksss

    ksss LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think this is a good idea. I agree on the dozer blade as well not much value for most applications. The only thing I have experienced on TK excavators which I also see complained about on their CTLs is electrical issues. Sensors that cause some head scratching that shut the machine down. You seldom hear of drive motor failures which is a big thing.
  10. Dirtwerks

    Dirtwerks LawnSite Member
    from IN
    Messages: 52

    As the owner of Takeuchi TL130 I have no regrets and very satisfied with the performance of my loader. As a business owner your the one that has to determine and decide what is right for you and your business, me, KSS, AWJ, Dirtman can't decide for you what options, size , brand, etc to buy, this will also come with experience over the years. I'm sure others like myself can tell you of bad buys and wish I'd done this or that. Use some common sense, buy what you really need and not what you want don't suffer from yellow iron sydrome. I'd love to have a new biggest CTL with cab and all the bells and whistles, but I don't run my loader everyday or sometimes weeks and I'm not out pushing dirt day in, day out. When buying, I couldn't justify an extra 10K-15K for 140/240 size machine for my needs compared to 130/230. As Hollow mentioned narrow down what machine you want and then utilize machinerytrader, ironplanet, traderoline, and others to determine pricing and you'd be surprised how inexpensive it is to ship things.

    As far the TL140 your looking at that is a really good price for low hours and as others mentioned the dozer blade is worthless. Why does it have hydrualic hoses with the bucket on, does it have a tilt tach. It does have a door track for the front enclosure on it.

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