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Crawlers, Dozers, Loaders & Backhoes Discussion Forum

Re: Any backhoes to stay away from?

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09-22-2013 06:02:47

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The models don't seem to always have the year included. I'm guessing most are from the 70's. 580 cases, 300 or 400 series Deere. The ford models seem to be all over the map.
Less than 10k in good shape seems to be hard to find.

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09-22-2013 22:10:13

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 Re: Any backhoes to stay away from? in reply to thartiga, 09-22-2013 06:02:47  
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If you're patient you can find a good hoe for under 10K. I was in the market 2 (or was it 3) years ago.
In a 2 or 3 month period I found 3 good hoes under 10K within 25 miles of my home. One was a Ford 555 about 1980 vintage. It was a diesel, gear trans,cab with heat, standard hoe, good tires. Don't recall the hours. Overall good condition. It was advertised at $8900 and sold quickly.

The second was a 1978ish Case 580C, diesel, shuttle,open ROPS, std hoe. 4500 or so hours. This machine had a very easy life. It was used for loading fertilizer into trucks. The rear tires were pretty worn. Otherwise it was in excellent condition. It sold at auction for $8100.

The one I ended up buying was a 1980 Ford 555, diesel, shuttle,3600 hours, cab with heat, extendable hoe, new rear tires, and a set of forks. Very good condition. I paid $7400.

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The less than 10K is going to get you a much older TLB that is apt to be in poorer condition :( . Lot of folks with them know that they will be getting rid of it long before they do so they start scrimping on maintenance or they get rid of it while it's still running, just running :x . Looks like the Exxon Valdes :shock: ! Gotta call the EPA before starting :? . What may seem like a deal may be a problem in the long run.


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