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New Skid Steer and New Shop

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by merrimacmill, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Well, big day today. I picked up our new skid steer, well used, but new to me bought it from another landscaper I know well. He is shutting down so I've been buying a lot of his stuff. Its a case 85xt w/ cab and heat. Came with tooth bucket, forks, 9 foot snow bucket, and 9 foot plow. Getting used to the H pattern, I really prefer the ISO pattern, but the price was right and it just worked out, so I can get used to it. Has 2500 hours or so on it. We got a larger account (around 6 acres) this year so I plan on leaving it on site there. It kind of needs a paint job in my opinion. Its not bad, but everything else I have is new and shiny, so I really do need to paint it. Where are guys getting the correct color Case paint? The dealer?

    The new shop is right across the alley from my existing one. Its a 20X40 with a second floor loft style thing built into it. The other one is a 20X80. This will be set up more as a "shop" with all the tools, welders, parts, and the other one is pretty much truck, trailer and plow storage.

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    Last edited: Nov 4, 2009
  2. Mike S

    Mike S PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,588

    Nice! Looks Good!
     
  3. wannabeplowing

    wannabeplowing Senior Member
    Messages: 209

    Congrats on the new skid and shop hope the skid serves you well this winter! Need someone to come run it for ya this winterxysport
     
  4. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Thanks, Ya actually I do! haha
     
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Nice setup there.
     
  6. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,045

    Nice looking place, your sure not scared of the monthiles. Good Luck. :drinkup:
     
  7. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    You can get it from case sunbelt in woburn will have what you looking for . there was another place out of NY magna paints or something like that they sell all kinds of color and good paint.
     
  8. highlander316

    highlander316 Senior Member
    Messages: 578

    looks good! So you are keeping two shops? What is rent like in your area? I'd love to have something that size, but around here it's ridiculous $$$.
     
  9. SuperdutyShane

    SuperdutyShane PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,517

    Looks good. Can you post a picture of the 9ft snow bucket? Good luck with the skidsteer this winter.
     
  10. nicksplowing

    nicksplowing PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,226

    looks like a nice skidder good luck with everything this year :drinkup:
     
  11. snocrete

    snocrete Banned
    Messages: 2,862

    Congrats, and good luck with your new stuff.....where's the pusher/plow for the kubota?
     
  12. Black01Z

    Black01Z Member
    from VT
    Messages: 31

    That Kubota = Awesome
     
  13. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Actually, I am haha. I buy my stuff out right, paid cash for the skidder. Got a little left to go on my 3500 dump, but thats it. I don't like the commitment of financing, probably similar to how I cannot begin to think of the commitment of marriage haha.
     
  14. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    Yes I am, in total they're 2,400 square feet and I am paying $900 a month total including electricity in both. Can park my stuff out front of the bays too.
     
  15. cold_and_tired

    cold_and_tired PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,246

    Man I am so full of jealous rage right now.
     
  16. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,223

    Cheap rents up there no way i could rent anything like that inculding heat and electric for that much a month never mind it not being NNN
     
  17. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,822

    I don't have heat, but most everything is extremely expensive around here which is why this place is sort of a hidden gem. I'm not sure why it is so cheap, but it would explain why there is almost 20 landscapers in the same complex haha.
     
  18. Montosi82

    Montosi82 Member
    Messages: 62

    nice set-up... good luck this winter
     
  19. 2brothersyc

    2brothersyc Member
    Messages: 95

    looks good when it go 2 the lowes?
     
  20. sjosephlawncare

    sjosephlawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 284

    more pics of kubota.........please