Value of a Case W-18?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by turfquip, Mar 7, 2001.

  1. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    Is this a pretty decent loader for mulch and salt operations?

    I have a chance to do a sealed bid on one of these which appears to be in very good condition. It has 1350 hours on it. Ill place a link to a picture below.

    Im wondering what would be considered an outstanding deal from my perspective? In other words, at what price point would I be stealing the thing?

    Also, as I inspect it, what should I be wary of on this model? Are these 4WD? Any help appreciated!
  2. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    This has got to be THE machine for salt and mulch. I'd love to have one just for our use at our shop. Yes it is 4wd. With 1350 hours its not used up by any means. Check the hyd. cylinders and where the axle seals are. Tires look acceptable. I see loaders like this go for anywhere from $10k to$25k dependent on hours. If you could get it for the lower figure you'd just about steal this one. I hate sealed bid auctions. Good Luck
  3. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    Thanks Scott, I appreciate your input. I failed to mention this is a 1980 model. That's pretty old but the low hours is a strong plus.

    How DOES the age of this machine influence the price range you gave me...greatly, a little, not at all, etc.?

  4. EarthTech Landscapes

    EarthTech Landscapes LawnSite Member
    Messages: 64

    it looks like a pretty clean machine. Age does matter and it does effect the value. but the low hours are a plus. if you can pick the machine up for any where in the low teens you have gotten a good deal.
  5. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    Thank you Earth Tech. Well, if low teens is a good deal, I'll make that my intended selling point IF I get the machine. That means in order to make a reasonable profit, I'll have to bid LOWER than 10K. I agree, the machine looks very clean for it's age so what the heck, life is a gamble right?
  6. SCL

    SCL LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 543

    I take it from your last post that you intend to resell this machine. I take it now that your from on my part) Love your website. Age matters with machines but more on skids and backhoes. Its a technology thing. Case loaders have no problems due to the amount of dealers and the resiliency of the Case product line. Parts are not a problem in other words. Good luck and make some money. Just don't make it all off me:).
  7. John DiMartino

    John DiMartino LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,555

    That looks like a clean machine-if you get it under 10-i think your doing great,the hrs are way low,as long as there are no leaks and the major stuff all works,Id go for it.
  8. Mike Nelson

    Mike Nelson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 416

    We have a 1986? and it pushes a 16' Protech no problem and the value is between 15-20 thousand

    Good Luck
  9. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 823

    I would thing that price would be around $18-25K if not more .and they are 4x4 .It's not a bad size machine for mulch and snow work.
  10. turfquip

    turfquip LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 860

    Thanks guys. I think greed is getting the best of me. I am fanticising about buying it for 5 - 7K hehe.


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