There’s also a cost in getting a tractor home. If you own a big trailer, this isn’t a concern, but if you don’t – and live far away from the auction yard – that bill can run a few hundred dollars. Kyle volunteered to haul whatever I bought the hour south to my place. So, with the repairs plus transport, I wagered the Kubota would cost $1,000 above what I bought it for. My new high price was $10,000 and, frankly, I thought it would go for a lot more than that.
For a standard household lawn mower under normal conditions, it is recommended to sharpen the blades twice a mowing season. It’s important to keep the blades sharp as they cut grass faster and cleaner, and this cleaner cut promotes faster lawn regrowth. If you notice decreased performance, uneven cutting patterns, or it is taking longer to mow your lawn, it might be time to check the blade. Take the mower to a certified blade sharpener.
If you’re shopping for a tractor at auction, and do your research, and know enough for a thorough in-person inspection, that could be your story, too. Knowledgeable friends are worth their weight in gold, too. Me, I have a whole new list of things for the next big ag sale: a tiller, a brush hog, a spreader, grader blade, forks and on and on and on.
Excavators typically feature a boom and arm, equipped with a bucket attachment that is used for digging. Unlike its cousin, the Mini Excavator, these units typically feature an enclosed cab for the operator; and have the ability to dig at greater depths and distances from the machine. While these units are typically tracked, IronPlanet sells Wheel Excavators as well. Browse popular models from top manufacturers including Cat Excavators, Hitachi Excavators, John Deere Excavators, Komatsu Excavators, Volvo Excavators and others. Be sure to check out our Excavator Attachments for your chance at a new bucket or thumb.
Skid Steer loaders offer great versatility. Due to their compact size and zero-radius turning circle, it is possible to use them in confined spaces where many other types of heavy machinery cannot reach. They are ideal for landscaping in parks and yards, or moving earth around a construction site; and in some cases it is possible to use them in place of a full-scale excavator to dig holes. Sellers on eBay also offer specialized buckets and attachments for clearing snow, grinding tree stumps, mowing grass, or digging trenches. With so many practical applications, skid steer loaders represent an excellent investment for small businesses looking to streamline some of their methods and improve overall workforce efficiency, and they are also useful for homeowners or farmers with a lot of land to maintain.
Skid Steer loaders offer great versatility. Due to their compact size and zero-radius turning circle, it is possible to use them in confined spaces where many other types of heavy machinery cannot reach. They are ideal for landscaping in parks and yards, or moving earth around a construction site; and in some cases it is possible to use them in place of a full-scale excavator to dig holes. Sellers on eBay also offer specialized buckets and attachments for clearing snow, grinding tree stumps, mowing grass, or digging trenches. With so many practical applications, skid steer loaders represent an excellent investment for small businesses looking to streamline some of their methods and improve overall workforce efficiency, and they are also useful for homeowners or farmers with a lot of land to maintain.

The wheels on a skid steer typically have no steering mechanism, they are in a fixed, straight line relative to the body of the machine.  By turning the left and right wheel pairs at different speeds, the machine turns by skidding, or dragging its wheels across the ground.  The rigid frame and strong wheel bearings prevent the torsional forces caused by this dragging motion from damaging the machine.  This skidding motion tears up the ground on which the machine operates.


I called my pal, Kyle, who runs Van Galder Family Farms in Alpine, New York, and my friend and mechanic Bill Phelps, of Phelps Auto in Lansing, New York. I told them what I was up to and they gave me a punch list of things to look at. Kyle, I found out, would be at the auction and could kick tires with me. That night before the auction, I typed out the accompanying checklist of things to look at before the bidding started.
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.
36" 6500 BELTS, 5 HYD, ACS, PREM RADIO, PREM LIGHTS, POLY MID ROLLERS, ELE MIRRORS, LEATHER, 10 TOUCH SCREEN, RH/LH BEACON LIGHTS, REFRIGERATOR, GREASEABLE STEERING PINS, RADAR, PREM CAB W/ SUSPENSION LIKE NEW WTY TILL APR''18. We have several more of this same model in stock at our 20 Deere locations. We trade for equipment every day so call to see what''s new and not yet online. We trade nationwide and our own fleet of trucks will deliver directly to your farm.|English Operator''s Manual|e18 Transmission, 18 F/6 R Speeds with Efficiency Manager|Single10 In. CommandCenter Display|John Deere ActiveCommand Steering (ACS)|4600 Processor|Premium CommandView III Cab with Cab Suspension|Premium Radio Package with XM Radio|Cummins QSX15 14.9L (912 cu. In.) 6 Cyl. Tier 4 / Stage 4 Compliant Diesel Engine|219 L/Min (58 gpm) Single Hydraulic Pump|Five Rear Remote Selective Control Valves with Electro-Hydraulic Controls (Single Hydraulic Pump Hydraulic System)|Cat. 5 Drawbar (2 position) with Heavy-Duty Drawbar Support with 70mm (2.75 In.) Pin|Polyurethane Mid-Rollers|914 mm (36 In.) Width, 208 mm (8.2 In.) Pitch Camoplast Durabuilt 6500 Tracks with Duradrive Technology|Fixed 2218 mm (87.32 In.) Spacing|Premium Lighting|Ethernet Switch R4|Leather Comfort Package|Outside Mirrors, Power Telescoping, Heated, Electrically Adjustable, RH and LH|Radar, Dual Beam Sensor|Antenna Mount and Wiring for Business Band Radio|Actively Cooled Refrigeration Unit 6.4 L³ (391 cu. in.)|Greaseable Steering Cylinder Pins|installed AT on GEN4 ...more
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An excavator is designed to do one thing well - to dig out trenches, footings, and foundations with ease. Excavators are available in a variety of sizes, from the micro-excavator units that are adept at navigating tight urban or residential areas, to the massive earth-moving units that can scoop thousands of pounds of material in one pass. With the popularity of excavators at an all time high, it pays to understand the differences between competing models. Then, you can make an educated choice on a model that will serve your crew the best.
2008 Case IH Farmall 95 MFWD Tractor W/Loader, 575 Hrs Showing, FPT Turbocharged And Intercooled 4-Cyl, Diesel, Water Cooled Engine, 12 Forward Speeds, 540 PTO, Small 1000 PTO, Heater, AC, Radio, 320/85R24 Front Tires, 18.4-30 Rear Tires, 2 Wheel Steering, 3 Point Hitch, Block Heater, Additional Lighting Package With Beacon Light, 2 Auxiliary Hydraulics, 2 Doors, 12 Reverse Speeds, Rear PTO Location Axle(S), Mechanical Shuttle Shift Transmission *Includes* 2009 Model L730 Quick Attach Loader SN: Y9WLE4212, Quick Attach Mid Mounted Hydraulic Block, Live Hydraulic Joystick, Third Function For Grapple, 8 Foot Bucket, Standard Skid Loader Quick Attach Mount For Bucket, SN: Z8JP51190 ...more

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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.
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