I bought my Kubota L3750 in August 2016, at Empire Farm Days. It’s the largest agricultural trade show in the Northeast. This happens to be an hour or so from our new homestead and start-up chicken farm in upstate New York. We had owned our property almost a year, and soon as we moved in I starting thinking about tractors. My aim was something big enough to manage food plots, handle firewood, and clear brush. In the L3750 I have that, and I hope what I learned along the way can help other greenhorn farmers and homesteaders make that first tractor purchase.
At that point, I hit tractorhouse.com and tractordata.com to see what the specific models had sold for recently with similar hours. (Hours on tractors are like miles on a car, and are noted with the make and model on most auction listings.) I ran the makes and models through Craigslist, too, and did a general Google search with the terms “for sale” tacked on. A 2015 post on the L3750 on tractorbynet.com without the backhoe and fewer hours went for $13,900. Other posts said $10,000-plus in decent condition and an ad from Pennsylvania with nearly identical hours and no backhoe listed for $13,500. I made a mental note that, if there weren’t any problems with the actual machine, I wouldn’t spend more than $11,000.
The cost of new equipment can be quite steep but browsing online you will find a wide selection of used skid steer loaders for sale. Second-hand skid steers, which are well looked-after, are likely to give you years of trouble-free service, as this vehicle is designed to be particularly robust to cope with all the heavy duty demands placed upon it. If you are searching for skidsteer loaders for sale, taking a look at online auctions & the inventory of used machinery traders gives you the opportunity to compare prices and get a grasp of what is available in the used skid steer market.
8370R ILS IVT Dlx Cab Active Seat Prem Lights Prem Rad 5 SCV Large Hyd Pump 480R50 Tires and Duals 420R34 Frt Tires and Duals 16 Frt Wts. 1 Pr 1400 Rear Wts 1 Pr 450 Wts Back up alarm Leater Seat Aux. Hyd Power Mirrors Power Guard EPT until 2000 Hrs or 7-10-19.|GOLD KEY EXPERIENCE|3743 kg (8252 lb) Ballast Package with Rear Duals|Back Up Alarm|Auxiliary Hydraulic Connections - 1/2 in.|Cold Weather Start Kit|Foot Operated Speed Control|Ethernet Switch|Leather Comfort Package|Outside Mirrors - Power Telescoping, Heated, Electrically Adjustable Right-hand and Left-hand|Antenna Mount and Wiring for Business Band (2-Way) Radio|Radar, Dual Beam Sensor|420/85R34 147A8 R1W Radial in Dual Wheel Configuration - Eight Position|Premium Lighting|Fenders, Pivoting Front - 480 mm (18.9 in.) Wide|Fenders, Rear Extensions 2.55 m (100 in.) Width|480/80R50 159A8 R1W Radial in Dual Wheel Configuration|Firestone Brand Only|ILS with hydraulic differential lock, fully-enclosed driveline and Group 48 Rear Tires|120 mm (4.72 in.) diameter by 3010 mm (118.5 in.) length with Double Taper Wheel Hubs|9,072 kg (20,000 lb) capactiy 3-Point Hitch (Cat 4N/3) Hitch with Sway Blocks and Quik-Coupler|Category 4 adjustable Swinging Drawbar with 50 mm (2 in.) Pin with heavy duty support|Five Premium Rear Remote SCVs with Electrohydraulic (EH) Controls, Premium Couplers, and High Pressure Relief Levers|45 mm (1-3/4 in.) 1,000 rpm (20-spline) PTO|Performance Package|AutoPowr Infinitely Variable Transmission (IVT) 42 km/h (26 mph)|4600 CommandCenter|4600 Processor|Premium CommandView III Cab with ActiveSeat|Premium Radio Package with XM Radio|Right-hand Reverser Linear-Type Transmission Controls|John Deere PowerTech 9.0 L (549 cu. in.) 6 Cylinder Tier 4/Stage V Compliant Diesel Engine|321 L/min (85 gpm) Dual Hydraulic Pump ...more
For those seeking a micro-excavator for urban or residential work, the Bobcat 325G track excavator offers the ability to perform excavation work in tight areas. Powered by a 27.7 horsepower Kubota diesel motor, the 325G is biased toward smaller excavation work like irrigation trenching, digging out smaller pools, and excavating pads for small structures.
The Kubota ran tip-top for three months when a short blew the ignition switch. Horsing around with it I blew the starter. That was an easy fix, but another $250 in the hole. When the backhoe came off, I needed to buy 3-point arms, another $250. A year later, with all the other miscellaneous purchases, most not really needed, I probably have about $11,500 in the Kubota, which for a 45-horse with backhoe, really isn’t bad at all. If I ever need to sell it, I wouldn’t take much less than $15,000. Not that that’s going to happen anytime soon. I haven’t found much on our small property the tractor won’t do: snow removal, firewood, food plots, our big garden, cutting trails in the woods, dragging logs to be milled into lumber.
One solution does not fit all. CASE carefully considered each machine’s application, life expectancy, maintenance needs and operators. That’s why every CASE skid steer loader features a proven Tier 4 Final solution that is tailored for that model. CASE Tier 4-certified equipment is easier to maintain and, unlike competitive models, won't require you to master additional maintenance procedures. In fact, most CASE machines have maintenance-free emission solutions, so you can stay focused on your work—and not maintaining your machine.
There are two main types of "Control" configuration generally use in excavators to control the boom and bucket, both of which spread the four main digging controls between two x-y joysticks. This allows a skilled operator to control all four functions simultaneously. The most popular configuration in the US is the SAE controls configuration while in other parts of the world, the ISO control configuration is more common. Some manufacturers such as Takeuchi have switches that allow the operator to select which control configuration to use.
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Save time and money by using a skid steer loader to shoulder the weight of time-consuming, labor-intensive tasks. Sellers on eBay offer a wide selection of these small and incredibly versatile laborsaving machines, including models from big-name brands such as John Deere, Caterpillar, and Case. With such a large choice of heavy equipment, in new, used, and refurbished condition, it is easy to find exactly what you need, whether it is for domestic or commercial use.
Thanks to a simple selector-switch, Mecalac patent, the driver can turn his compact excavator into a compact loader and then back again, using the same commands. Loading efficiency is maximized, it is made by the skid bucket supported on the blade which increases the machine’s efficiency thanks to the force of the thrust transmitted directly from the chassis to the bucket. The operation is performed more accurately using the control lever. The patented Mecalac cylinder coupling function, allows to synchronize the boom cylinders for perfect movement coordination and precision. It makes driving and handling easy, regardless of whether the operator is a novice or more experienced. And, whether engaged or otherwise, they’re yet another powerful feature along for the ride.
SSL (skid steer loader) refers to the standard wheeled machine. CTL (compact track loader) and MTL (multi-terrain loader) refer to different undercarriage designs. CTLs feature a steel embedded track and steel undercarriage components for maximum life in many applications. MTLs have a rubber track undercarriage that delivers lower ground pressure compared to an SSL and CTL so they don’t tear up the ground as badly.
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