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For Sale 1972 Cat 988 Loader

Discussion in 'Used Plowing and Truck Equipment Forum' started by Tomonster92, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Tomonster92

    Tomonster92 Junior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 14

    !972 Cat 988 Loader With or without 18' push blade.
     
  2. donleybrent

    donleybrent Member
    Messages: 38

    I'll take it!
     
  3. Tomonster92

    Tomonster92 Junior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 14

    $17,000 and we have a deal
     
  4. windrowsnow

    windrowsnow Senior Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 168

    where was this a month ago!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Tomonster92

    Tomonster92 Junior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 14

    Sitting at the shop
     
  6. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    you better have one hugeeeeeeee site to be putting a 988 on it !!!! a 966 is big....a 980 is GIANT and a 988 is INSANE
     
  7. Tomonster92

    Tomonster92 Junior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 14

    Thats our problem we had 4 site right next to each other and thats where it worked but we no longer maintain those sites. Were trying to find a new site or sell it which ever comes first. I will say one thing that baby moved some snow.
     
  8. Scottscape

    Scottscape Senior Member
    Messages: 662

    pics
    pics pics
     
  9. got-h2o

    got-h2o 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,439

    Wow that's a big boy. If I had a place for it I would buy it in a second. Not only a site to work it, but a place to keep it. Something of that size with an 18' box would make its money back so fast. You would spend nearly that setting up a truck.

    How many yard machine is that considered? 6-7? More?
     
  10. Tomonster92

    Tomonster92 Junior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 14

    cat ridge.jpg
    Idk how to post pics on here

    cat ridge.jpg
     
  11. Tomonster92

    Tomonster92 Junior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 14

    guess thats how
     
  12. newhere

    newhere PlowSite.com Addict
    from Fenton
    Messages: 1,288

    have you ever worried about damage to the lots when the frost is coming out?
     
  13. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    A local excavator by me did that a few years ago and ended up retarring an entire parking lot becuase the frost wasn't deep enough and they destroyed the lot plowing with a large loader...
     
  14. Tomonster92

    Tomonster92 Junior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 14

    Not quite sure i understand what you mean here as far as i know we never caused any damage from frost.
     
  15. tuney443

    tuney443 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,847

    He means did you ever destroy the pavement while plowing with that when the ground wasn't frozen?

    Over my way a few years back John Arborio Inc.,at one time the tri-state's largest site contractor had the snow removal contract for Poughkeepsie IBM.There was a fleet of about 12 loaders ranging from old 966's to a 988 there for years.My Dad and I shared the same parking lot with them one late Fall with a job we had there.They had 2 mechanics there I remember for about 3 days taking off teeth and welding on straight regular cutting edges.I asked 1 of them about the expense of going through all that.He told me IBM pays them boocoo dinero on a seasonal basis and there were even bonus clauses at the end of the Winter for some level of stellar performance.
     
  16. Tomonster92

    Tomonster92 Junior Member
    from Buffalo
    Messages: 14

    Thats what I thought but we never have nor have I ever heard of that happening to anyone in our area.