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Hough H30

Discussion in 'Wheel Loaders' started by Jeff D., Oct 29, 2006.

  1. Jeff D.

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    My neighbor, who has a business that builds concrete septic tanks, is in the process of getting a new wheel loader which he uses to feed the hoppers. He currently has a Hough H30 which he was going to trade in. The dealer doesn't want to give him much for it, so I may purchase it outright to use to load my dumptruck, and for snow removal around my place.

    It is a Hough H30 Payloader. It is post 1974, but not sure of exact year. It has an International 6 cylinder gas motor, which was replaced with a new one two years ago. It isn't an articulating loader, but rather steers at the wheels. It's 4wd, has a two yard bucket, and weighs about 11k lbs. It has an enclosed cab w heat/defrost, and the engine runs flawlessly. He still uses it daily until the new one arrives.

    The tires are well worn, and it has a few hydraulic leaks. Also the hydrauilc pump seemed "whinny" until it warmed up. It was most noticealbe while steering. I tried it out today and it started, pushed, and loaded well. The 4wd also worked.(it has a selector for 2wd/4wd)

    I offered him $3500 for it. That was about what the dealer offered him after the final price was calculated with and without the loader as a trade in.

    I understand parts can be hard to find for Houghs, but other than that I thought that for $3500 it would be a good deal.

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. cat320

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    to be honest i think they are being kind I was lucky to get 5k for and H60E full cab articulating machine that was a diesel I would think that $1,200 or so would be more in line for a smaller machine gas and non articulating. And yes parts will be very hard to get for them.

    What is he getting for a new loader.?
     
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    I saw a program on Discovery the other night...guy in San Francisco had about 20 Ho's:bouncegri :bouncegri :bouncegri

    (We'll see how far I get with that one :) )
     
  4. Jeff D.

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    He told me a John Deere, but I'm not sure of the model.
     
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    found a pic of one

    I saw some unbelivable prices but i guess it does not mean they will sell for them / all i know it was hard to sell mine . i got an extra hydro filter for an h60 e might fit that one .
     

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  6. Jeff D.

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    Did he have a wide brimmed hat w/feather, and a gold tooth? I think I seen that guy in Chicago too!!

    Now dang it Squizzy, You gotta let me get alittle HE info first before we send this thread into a downward spiral.:bouncegri

    cat320, Yup, that's the beast. I just thought it would be awful handy to have around. My Bobcat ain't tall enough to load my latest dumptruck, and for $3500 you don't get much...............except maybe 20 of them Ho's Squizzy mentioned.:nono :rolleyes:
     
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    I think it will do the job.

    My uncle has an older one than that no cab ,gas 2wd small tires front and big tires in the rear with a 2 yard bucket .I used to look at it and think how did they buld with this back in the early days lol it couldn't move out of it's own way but i guess it's better than a shovel lol. the ones in the 70's seam to have more power.
     
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    :bouncegri :bouncegri :bouncegri :bouncegri
     
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    and you learned me something already...I'd never heard of Hough before...in fact I saw my first Dressda (sp) wheel loader the other..and I new about them because of HEF.
     
  10. Jeff D.

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    I checked the Machinerytrader auction results, they only had two for a H30 Hough. They were $4300 & $4500.

    I thought with the newer engine that $3500 was ok.:beatsme

    He'll let me know Monday if he's willing to take what I offered.
     
  11. Jeff D.

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    :yup Yup, see before HEF you could barely spell HEF, and now your operating some.(but without the "F")

    I think it's pronounced "Huff" though(like the "big bad wolf"), and not "Ho"(like "Dat ho done runned off wiff my dough!!"), but maybe I'm wrong too.

    Dressda? If that's actually right it's new to me too. Could it have been "Dresser" maybe. I have heard of those.
     
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    All i know is i called that wingers i think they are in PA. they always had ads for machines and parts and when i called them to see if they would buy mine he gave me prices of what it was really worth and said they didn't want it even for parts and the machine still ran fine.Just like lucko sales in ND had one like mine that they went thru and wanted 18K for it and it sat for awhile.I'm not saying it's not a good machine but just what i was told when i tried to sell mine .
     
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    ROFLMAO :) :)

    You just know I have to do it...Its genetic and has a lot to do with never letting an opportunity for some jocularity to pass...we all need a few more laughs.

    It might be best explained (junior hi-jackers note the subtle master at work) in the iconic Australian song called 'The Newcastle Song"

    The Newcastle Song
    Chorus: Dont' you ever let a chance go by, O Lord, Don't you ever let a chance go by.

    Yes, up in Newcastle they have very strange mating habits. All the young women of Newcastle walk down the main street which is called Hunter Street for reasons that will become obvious later on in the song.

    All the young men of Newcastle drive down Hunter Street in their hot FJ Holdens with chrome plated grease nipples and double reverse overhead twin cam door handles, sitting eight abreast in the front seat, and they lean out of the window and say real cool things to the sheilas on the footpath, like 'Aah g'day'. And every now and then, of course, one of the young ladies thinks to herself Ummmm she thinks Ummmmm.

    … Chorus

    Anyway there was this mob of blokes driving down Hunter Street in the front seat of the hot FJ with chrome plated grease nipples and twin overhead foxtails, and the coolest of them all, who got to sit near the window, was young Norm. And they pulled up outside the Parthenon milk bar and standing outside the Parthenon was this beautiful looking sheila. Oooh! Oooh! said young Normie who'd come top of his class in English, Ooooh! he said. So he leaned out of the window, and he said real, real suave like, he said G'day.

    ... Chorus

    This nine foot tall Hell's Angel came out of the Parthenon milk bar, looked at Norm and said Arr, what are ya? Norm said What are you? Bloke on the footpath said D'ya want a go, do ya mate, eh? Norm said Yeah, d'you want a go, mate? Bloke on the footpath said Yeah I'll have a go Norm said D'you know who you're picking? The bloke on the footpath said Nah, who am I picking? Norm said You find out And all of a sudden there was a break in the traffic, and as any young Newcastle lad knows- when you're getting monstered by a nine foot tall Hells Angel and there's a break in the traffic

    .... Chorus
     
  14. Jeff D.

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    Just for comparison I checked the auction results for the H60 Hough's, all series. (They didn't have any "E's" listed specifically) I added them up, and divided them by the total # listed and it came out to an average of $5500.

    You got $5k for yours, so not too far off. Maybe the smaller ones aren't worth alot less for some reason? Easier too sell?

    If I do get it, I'll check about that hydraulic filter fitting this one. I may be interested.:yup
     
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    I know that's right!!:yup

    I was going to tell a personal story that kinda fit that songs theme, from my much younger/dumber days, (I even had it typed all up too)but I think I'll not.:rolleyes:
     
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    I'm a little drunk, but i think for $3500 you cant go wrong.:Cowboy
     
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    Tyler, don't be self concious about your height.:nono Big, tall, stout, little , all people are the same on the inside.



    :bouncegri
     
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    I was told he was getting a new John Deere, but I saw a used(but nice looking) Cat parked there today. I'm not sure what model, as I only got a quick look, but it might have been a 938.

    He must not have been interested in my offer for the Hough, since I haven't heard back, so...............:beatsme

    No loader for me.:crying

    Oh well, I'd have preferred a diesel, and something that had parts still available anyways.
     
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    Jeff i think your better off diesel is the way to go. pluse one that you can get parts for. If he is stepping up to a 938 that is 20 times what he has now.
     
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    your better off with out another thing to eat up your cash