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Case 580K without backhoe pushing snow

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by merrimacmill, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    Well a guy I know is selling his 89' Case 580K tractor loader. It used to have a backhoe on it, but it was removed and a very large counterweight was added, along with wheel weights and filled tires. He claims it will push a 12' pusher no problem, but I was wondering others opinions on it. Its a good machine and I am seriously considering picking it up in the next week or so if it all checks out when my mechanic looks at it.

    Would the Case 580K with no backhoe, but a large counterweight (not sure of its actual weight), wheel weights, and filled rear tires, push a pro-tech bucket mount 12' backhoe pusher? The pushes wouldn't be over 400 feet long each and the lots don't accumulate over 3" to 4" of snow.
  2. mullis56

    mullis56 Senior Member
    from Indiana
    Messages: 824

    No experience without a hoe, but with it they will. However, they aren't the machine a Cat 420 or 430 is at all...
  3. Peterbilt

    Peterbilt Senior Member
    from IA.
    Messages: 745

    For me, I think it would come down to price. If it checks out and the price is rite, I would jump on it.

  4. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,275

    Should have no problem with a 12' pusher, assuming it checks out and runs good. Agreed, right price and have at it.
  5. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    It will push it. Get rid of the bucket mount and go put a quick tach on it and it will push it alot better.
  6. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,685

    I just bought a 570LXT which I believe is the same size as your 580. Its a skip loader as they call it, no hoe but a loader. The thing I like about it is the three point hitch has down pressure, angles side to side and is not as clumsy as a hoe.

    I will post pics soon.
  7. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    What are putting on the front of that 570?
  8. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,685

    Haven't decided yet. Maybe an Ebling on the back? The front has a oversize snow bucket.
  9. merrimacmill

    merrimacmill PlowSite.com Addict
    from MA
    Messages: 1,823

    It has 3000 hours and I'm pretty sure I could walk away with it for 12K and there is nothing wrong with it at all. What do you guys think of that price? It seems pretty reasonable to me, but then again I've never really followed the used 580K market. There is also a 89' 580K with a hoe for 16K with the same amount of hours on it around here for sale, so it would have to be well under that number for me to jump on it.
  10. JohnnyRoyale

    JohnnyRoyale 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,935

    Nice. I'm really liking those machines. Did you buy new? Be sure to post some pics.
  11. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,685

    I bought it used. Came from the Ottawa area, was set up to clear condo drives and walks. I will post pics tomorrow.
  12. blowerman

    blowerman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,275

    I'd say $10K is a decent price.
  13. accipiter12

    accipiter12 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    $12k for a 580K is a good price. A good 580D will go for that price so IMO that is a very good price for a K model. From what I've seen $16k is an average price for a K hoe.
  14. DGODGR

    DGODGR Senior Member
    from s/w co
    Messages: 641

    Don't forget...it doesn't have the backhoe on it so you can't really compare it to a complete 580K. These are things I think you should consider:
    If you do buy it it won't be much good in the summer without the hoe. How much do you think it would cost to obtain a hoe, or a box blade, and put it on? I would imagine that it may be difficult to sell if it doesn't work out for you (with no rear attachment). IMO it will need some weight added since the hoe is gone. The K series ran for several years. Which year model is it? Obviously age will factor in to the cost too. Does the hour meter work, or if yoy can find out, has it always worked? I would think that $10k should be at the upper end of the scale (just my opinion).
    If thus machine checks out, and it will work for you, than it will be worth buying, for the right price.
  15. cat320

    cat320 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,224

    those machines hold there value no lower than $10K but that is with a hoe on it with out it i would look for it to be a little less than $12 in my opinon with no hoe and 3K for hours is not much so you should get alot of years out of it your using it just for snow.
  16. Maxamillion67

    Maxamillion67 Member
    Messages: 44

  17. DeVries

    DeVries PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,685

    Not sure why other pics don't show up. Looking forward to putting this one to the test.

  18. WIPensFan

    WIPensFan PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,594

    That's nice! I like how it's setup. Looks like it will move a lot of snow.
  19. DellDoug

    DellDoug Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    I like it...nice clean machine. One of the last true Case 570's...what is it 2004-5?
  20. Jelinek61

    Jelinek61 Senior Member
    Messages: 679

    Thats a pretty cool skip loader. Case makes a really nice backhoe....i bet that has the same quality.