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CAT 420d

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by Five Star Lawn Care LLC, Nov 6, 2005.

  1. Five Star Lawn Care LLC

    Five Star Lawn Care LLC Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    Well i just signed a 5 month lease on a 2003 CAT 420 backhoe

    Just wondering your thoughts on the unit?
    What size pusher i should start looking for?
    Im paying $975 a month....is that a good price?.....everything else im my area was anywhere between 1200-1700 a month for a comparable size

    Any tricks i should know?

    thanks in advance :salute:

    everyones knowledge is always appreciated:nod:
  2. js580sl

    js580sl Junior Member
    Messages: 16

    ALWAYS grease the front if it is an IT version. If you dont keep up on the greesing it gets very loose. Many moving parts makes for more wear and tear. Although I am not one for Cat Backhoes, Ive run a couple 420's and there are very powerful pushing machines and have very strong break out force. Personally I would not order a machine with the IT linkage but I have a buddy who has a 416CIT and swappin bucket to forks is great. the reason i say keep up on the greasing is because his guys abused the machine and it has taken a lot of wear and tear and at 4500 hours is in pretty bad shape.
    Just a word of advice, good luck.
  3. DugHD

    DugHD Senior Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 420

    That sounds reasonable, i just got a quote for a 5 month rental for a JCB 426 wheel loader of $2500. per month plus tax .up to 80hrs a month.
  4. ThePlowKing

    ThePlowKing Member
    Messages: 59

    Where did you get that lease price. I've been pricing out 3-4 yd loaders in the NH seacoast area but in a price range of 3000-3800/ month?