If the price is right I think that would suit your needs pretty well. Not only would the rear blade be nice for hard pack I can think of times when being able to back drag small spots out would be nice. You also don't have your boom sticking out behind you to worry about.
Yea, I would for sure not use a loader pusher, I don't like using a loader pusher on even a big backhoe. The only thing about them is they are light in the back without the hoe, I used one that had the tires loaded and it worked really well. The price is prob pretty good, skip loaders usually sell for quite a bit less than regular backhoes I think.
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Price dependent. Good snow investment. Without thinking hard I can come up with at least 2 Poeps on the site that use them. Weight on the 3 point hitch is needed. Never worry about the hoe behind you either.
It's a case so it'll run forever unfortunately it won't be a real comfortable unit. If the price is right buy it. Maybe someone else can lend their expertise on this but I think you could probably put an inverted blower on it.
I would be afraid to have a pusher larger than a 10' on it due to not having a hoe on the back, you need that weight. Loading salt and such I am sure it would be great. A price I would expect to see it at is around 12k nothing more.
I was forced to buy a backhoe last season, $23,000.00 because the darn natural gas industry spiked rental rates to about 4, 000.00 a month. I love the machine, but everything for this season is up in the air.
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I was thinking it was around a 89. I would offer $10K for it. It's a old machine with new paint. Make sure you look it over very carefully for any sign of leaks or stains from previous leaks. Also if it has a rubber mat on the floor pull it up and make sure it sold and not rotted. Ask a lot of questions about the motor and transition too. Looks like a good machine from the outside. Good luck with it.
Yeah, I'd lowball that. My landlord had a backhoe for sale for about $14k, and ended up taking around $9k for it. Worth a shot.
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