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Takkie is the new black?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by stuvecorp, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Dirtman2007

    Dirtman2007 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,366

    Our case dealer used to sell the Daewoo excavators a few years back. They stopped carrying them as they were selling more daewoo's than case excavators.
  2. Bleed Green

    Bleed Green LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,514

    I wonder what the connection between Case and Takeuchi is. Does anyone know why Case would sell taks at their dealerships? I have always wondered, just figured the Taks were traded in or something.
  3. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,840

    Most likely the Case dealer was a Takeuchi dealer before Case came out with their own CTLs.
  4. Digdeep

    Digdeep LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,840

    Kind of a shame since Kobelco makes Case's mini's and Sumitomo makes Case's large excavators (LinkBelt's too); both are just as capable as any Daewoo. Pricing may have been an issue too. Korean product tends to be very tough to compete with based on price.
  5. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,581

    You cant even read, how can you use that theory? :confused:

    if you were a case salesman, would you have confidence in a case machine?! ;) :laugh:
  6. Hanau

    Hanau LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    At least my girlfriend wasn't born a man Junior.
  7. mrsops

    mrsops LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,878

    That's true junior :laugh:
  8. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,581

  9. Tigerotor77W

    Tigerotor77W LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Germany
    Messages: 1,892

    I am curious (read: worried) about what will happen when the Chinese manufacturers finally get online and produce a competent product. Maybe it'll be tough -- there are no Chinese TV manufacturers, for instance -- but if they somehow penetrate, Cat and Deere and all the other folks charging a premium are going to have a tough time justifying it.
  10. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    Obviously I am a big fan of Case but the salesman wanted to sell a Tak, could it be he made more money selling a Tak? There are other dealers that sell competing brands out there. In my case I ended up with the Mustang version of a Tak because the price. If everything would have been equal I may have a Case CT instead.

    One thought about the track loaders and I have no idea on the excavator, the used value is non existent. Maybe that means Tak isn't quite there yet?

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