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Bobcat upgrade?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by TKLAWN, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
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    Thinking of trading in a 01' 773 bobcat with 980 hours turbo and high flow in good condition for 09' s185 2 speed. dealer wants 17,000 plus trade. does this seem in line?
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  2. hickslawns

    hickslawns Senior Member
    Messages: 617

    What does it cost new? Seems like you should be able to get between $10-13k for yours depending on if it has a heated cab. Maybe more depending on location, but I would think easily $10k and most likely more.
     
  3. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
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    the s185 is $31,000 new they are giving 14,000 on trade. the 773 has heat and cab the new one also has alot more options heat, cab, ac, power attach, sound package, 2 speed and its an 09' so it's 61hp.
     
  4. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
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    Seems like alot. Who'd you get the quote from? Farm Rite?
     
  5. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,572

    That's from lanos in Shakopee. What seems more realistic?
     
  6. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
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    Compare prices between Anoka and Shokopee. Anoka is usually cheaper, I don't know:dizzy: But go to Ziegler Shokopee if you are on the south side and get a price from Dan Haugh he should be your salesman. Comparable machine would be a 242. I bet it will be close to the same price or less. Then if you still want the Bobcat go back to Lano and they will drop their pants in price. BTW Jeff is a dink at Lano.
     
  7. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,572

    looked at the 242 cat spec it doesn't have two speed for a option so that's out. Also checked with farmrite and talked to chase they are the exact same price. Nichols i think i know your dad from Woodhill counrty club?
     
  8. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
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    Dad passed away March of 93'. Could be my uncle, where is Woodhill?
     
  9. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
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    Sorry Woodhill is in wayzata I just assumed , he said his son owned a landscape company his name is Jim and wife Denise.
     
  10. NICHOLS LANDSCA

    NICHOLS LANDSCA PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,302

    Nope not my uncle. Have you decided on a machine or dealer?
     
  11. TKLAWN

    TKLAWN PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,572

    we bought the s185 from Lano equipment in Shakopee he came down a little on his price so it seemed to work.