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Crawlers, Dozers, Loaders & Backhoes Discussion Forum

Re: Operating Cost (Backhoe vs. Skidloader)

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11-16-2012 08:13:50

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Usually the backhoe is going to have the higher total operating cost. I say this because it's typically going to have a larger engine, larger tires to replace, larger hydraulic system, etc, etc. In other words the larger the machine the higher the operating costs. That said, comparing the two different machines really isn't like comparing apples to apples anyways because both have capabilities that the other doesn't. That being the case what your expectations out of the machine are would be the driving factor in which machine to buy. Heck you might even get one and find you need both if the job requirements called for it. For all maximum flexibility though you can't beat the skid steer with all of the attachments available for it. Thing is for every attachment you get for it that's another piece of equipment that has to be maintained so ultimately the complete operating cost for a skid steer gets higher the more attachments you plan to use with it.

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11-16-2012 18:46:31

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 Re: Operating Cost (Backhoe vs. Skidloader) in reply to NCWayne, 11-16-2012 08:13:50  
Wayne if you get time click on my name and e-mail me a phone number. I had it somewhere but lost it. Got a question on a JD 690D that you might know.. jm.

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