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Bobcat 873

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by pcs, Apr 13, 2004.

  1. pcs

    pcs Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Looking at buying a 1996 873 needs head gasket and has 4000hrs.

    Does anyone know how much a repair is for this?

    Is this a sign I should stay away from this machine?

    I don't want to be burned.

    Asking price is $13,000.00 CDN or $9,800.00 USD
  2. Michael F

    Michael F Senior Member
    Messages: 203

    I don't know how much repair would be. I can tell you I bought a 873 (2000), with 300 hrs, cab & heat & hand controls in 2003 for $ 22,500 US. My guess would be your making out OK, but not stealing it. You'll end up in the 12-13K range probably, for a machine with 4000 hrs. Call the Bobcat dealer & ask a bunch of questions, or better yet bring them machine & let them go through it BEFORE you buy. Ask them what they would buy it for, they do it all the time.
  3. Dwan

    Dwan Senior Member
    Messages: 879

    I personaly would pay a little more for less hours. there are a lot of machines out there with less then 1500 hours for less then $1500 in better condition.

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