For sale is a 2005 Caterpillar 304CR Excavator, Cab/Heat/Air, Aux Hydraulics, Mechanical thumb,2 Speed,  Backfill Blade, VERY GOOD tracks, Cat Coupler, 10,844# Operating weight, 43 HP Diesel engine, 4,221 Hours.  Cranks right up and runs good, Tracks straight, turns strong both directions.  Has some dents/dings/scratches but seems to be mechanically pretty sound.  Cylinders all seem dry.

Sellers on eBay have new and used construction equipment from top brands, including Bobcat and Kubota, often at deep discounts. Purchasing refurbished or older models is a cost-effective way to shop, and also grants access to particular models and spare parts that may be difficult to find elsewhere. By taking advantage of these great prices, you have the opportunity to acquire machinery that might otherwise be outside of the budget of a sole trader or small business, helping you to get your fledgling business up and running without racking up large amounts of debt. Best of all, branded products offer the quality you expect from industry leaders, so second-hand machines are often still in excellent working condition with years of operational life.
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 {Caterpillar (CAT) 320DL} is a massive excavator that is designed for medium to large jobs. This is not the unit that you'll see digging out a swimming pool in a residential area. Rather, these units traditionally see use in the energy or natural resource extraction market, or in larger-scale commercial operations. Boasting a 389 cubic inch CAT diesel motor, this 50,000 pound unit is powerful and capable, yet still transportable on a flatbed trailer behind a tractor trailer.
Visit our Cat Compact Loader Maintenance page on Cat.com. Take advantage of special offers on Cat Parts, shop for parts online, access maintenance schedules and get info on both tires and tracks. Also available for download is our latest Parts Reference Guide - listing out all part numbers required for the first 2,000+ hours of your Cat Skid Steer, Compact Track and Multi Terrain Loaders.
2014 Bobcat S570 Skid Steer, 1,458 Hrs Showing, Bobcat 4 Cylinder 2.4L Diesel Engine, Model D24NAP, Air Cooled, Block Heater, 2 Speed Hydrostat, Bob-Tach, 1950 Lbs Rated Capacity, 4 Front Auxiliary Hydraulics, Hydraulic Float, Hand And Foot Controls, 10-16.5NHS Tires, Cab, Heat, A/C, AM/FM Radio, Quick Attach, NOTE: Bucket Has Damage (Shown In Pics) AC Doesn’T Work, Left Rear Tire Has Tube, SN: ALM411042 ...more

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.

Buying a used tractor can save you a lot of money. Tractors are built to last many years therefore second-hand tractors may go through a few owners throughout their lifespan. Many farmers are very regular customers at tractor auction. Sometimes these farm tractor auctions are nearby and you can thus touch and inspect the second hand farm tractors for sale before you bid on them.


John Deere 4200, year 1998. 26hp, 21pto hp. 2wd. Synchro Transmission. 761 hours. New front bearings, light electrical re-wired, new battery, new oil filter, new hydraulic seals, shifter jamming issue fixed, and new rocker bars. No issues, engine runs great. Asking $8000 Or best offer. If you have any questions or decide you want it, message me first. I am also willing to trade it for a different John Deere. Thanks!
I was happy with my $9,000 purchase price, if not a little stunned. Except for our house, which was only possible thanks to a big mortgage, this was the largest single purchase I’d ever made. More than my truck. More than my wife’s car. But auction houses charge additional fees that you need to be mindful of. At the auction I attended, the buyer’s fee was 10 percent for total sales under $1,000 and 1 percent for sales above $1,000. Credit card payments were an additional 2 percent, which I was OK with because I got the equivalent of 3 percent cash back in points and had the dinero to pay it right off – thanks to months of tight living.
I was happy with my $9,000 purchase price, if not a little stunned. Except for our house, which was only possible thanks to a big mortgage, this was the largest single purchase I’d ever made. More than my truck. More than my wife’s car. But auction houses charge additional fees that you need to be mindful of. At the auction I attended, the buyer’s fee was 10 percent for total sales under $1,000 and 1 percent for sales above $1,000. Credit card payments were an additional 2 percent, which I was OK with because I got the equivalent of 3 percent cash back in points and had the dinero to pay it right off – thanks to months of tight living.

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22HP and 25HP sub-compact 4WD tractors powered with fuel-efficient engines with 2 range Hydrostatic transmission. Sub-compact chassis allows maneuvering in small, confined spaces and are designed for maximum versatility with available front end loader, mid-mount mower and backhoe--all of which can be attached to the tractor at the same time. These tractors are tailored for small landowners, horse stall owners and commercial users. Each model includes more standard features and boasts superior performance at a lower price than the competition.
Fifty-five farmers and assorted country folk clustered around the auctioneer. Bidding on the New Holland was fast and fierce. Then, the Kubota was up. “$15,000, can I get $15,000,” the auctioneer sang through a megaphone. “How about 10? Can I get 10? $10,000?” My buddy Kyle had told me never to bid first. They always start high, so wait for the drop and let someone else kick it off. “Nice Kubota, backhoe, good machine, how about 7, can I get 7?” A card went up. A guy in overalls near the front had bid. “We have 7, how about 7-5, 7-5.” Shaking like baby deer, I raised my card. “7-5, in the back. Can I get 8, 8, 8?” Overalls raised his card. “8-5, 8-5.”
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