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John Deere 250 skid steer?..

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment' started by erkoehler, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

    Anyone run a John Deere 250? I'm looking at a 2003 model with 900 hours. Has cab and heat from factory.

    Thinking I'd pair it with a 8th push box.

    Anyone have any reviews on Deere skids?
  2. erkoehler

    erkoehler PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,279

  3. 4wydnr

    4wydnr Senior Member
    from N. IL
    Messages: 151

    The tree service I worked for in college had a 250 then a 260 deere. They were good machines I don't remember many issues with them. Cab and heat will be great, you will be more than comfortable in a sweatshirt. They just had a 7'6" blade on their loaders.

    I like the low hours but what is the asking price? I bought an 04 NH LS180 in 2007 with 900 hrs for $18,000 for reference. The 180 is a little larger than 250 deere.
  4. The Natural Landscape

    The Natural Landscape Sponsor
    Messages: 215

    we have 7 jd skid steers-the only ones that have given us problems are the new d-series. the old ones seem pretty tough. If the machine does not have 2-speed drive i think you should keep looking because you will regret not having the production capabilities.