Hi Everyone! I'm looking for a 'budget' backhoe for some land improvement in preparation for building a house. This will include moving some fill around, digging up stumps, etc - perhaps more fun than work. I'm handy with tools and work on my own vehicles but never worked on heavy equipment or hydraulics.
What would a 1976 Case 580B CK 2WD be worth? The hour meter is showing 46xx hours but I'm unsure if the meter is working. I'll be meeting the owner this weekend to test. The machine looks overal OK to me for the age but I really don't know what I'm looking at. What is the difference between the shuttle trans and the hydrostatic trans? How can I tell which it has?
At first glance I noticed there are a few leaks on some fittings and the exhaust manifold has a hole from rusting though.
Owner says he used it 10 times in the past 4 years, all the pins are tight except for the right and left swivel. Says the front tires are newer. I noticed one of the rear tires has some cracking in it. It has a cab but not all the glass is there. I did notice a heater also.
Any advice you can give me would be great. Thanks!