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help me pick my first backhoe.

Discussion in 'Tractor/Loader/Backhoes' started by 92b16si, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. 92b16si

    92b16si Well-Known Member

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    In the 20k range you should be able to pick up a very good machine. The one in the photo looks to be good. Check your local dealers. Around here they are hungry and are giving deals as good as you can get at a private sale - and the machines have been checked over. A lot of times they will have repos with low hours and fair prices.

    John
     
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    http://www.machinerytrader.com/drilldown/modelList.aspx?manu=JCB

    Take a look at the online sales sites, usually the asking price is 10-25% higher than the selling price. I did that with my 5550, turns out they sell for less money than 555's, that can't do a lot of the work the bigger machine can do. But, that's the market.

    The hoes like the one you want are listed at $25K up, so $22k is pretty good if it's not beat on...
     
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    92b16si Well-Known Member

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    thanks but, i live in mexico right now. Iam looking for a machine in the texa's area dont know too many dealers.
     
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    Thats 214s is a beast Ill tell you that.
     
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    I'd probably look for a 310SG or something over the Cat.
     
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    92b16si Well-Known Member

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    Hey iam very new to backhoes or heavy machinery, can i know some reason?
     
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    just an equally durable machine that doesn't command the same premium in the used market, and has a simpler hydraulic pump (2 stage gear instead of piston)
    I like the way they bring the second pump in when the seat is spun to the back, and I like the Deere transmission.
     
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    ok any idea what years are better? can I even get one for around 20k?