I am so incredibly excited! Tomorrow, with a local heavy equipment guru, we are off down to the Bay area to look at (and possibly buy!) this beautiful beast! It's about 30,000 lbs, around year 2000 and has only 3400 hours on it! I'm also looking into getting a TILTROTATOR for it! That is the attachment, so common in Europe that is quite rare in this country. This absence is the reason I hear Sepp complaining about excavators in America! It's damn expensive, but I think will be worth it for my projects!
Yeah, I looked at getting a trac-hoe with a tiltrotator on it a while back. I think it (the tiltrotator) was $800-$1500 depending on mfg, size and options.
Makes it almost like using your own arm!
As a former equipment operator, I've been looking for one of these for a while.
Just make sure to give it a good look-over. Check for cracks (and new paint covering cracks) everywhere, but especially in the boom, at each pivot point, and the undercarriage.
Check hydraulic leaks (it's probably going to have some, unless it's empty ), smooth starting and running, and smooth boom operation. It's good you have someone to go with you.
I'm jealous too! Did you find it on Equipment Trader?
They gave me pumpkin ice cream. It was not pumpkin pie ice cream. Wiping my tongue on this tiny ad: