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    Super Star Member murphy1244's Avatar
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    Default Re: Too risky to invest in a backhoe on a 1980 IH 284?

    Quote Originally Posted by J F View Post
    Sounds very familiar...almost like a post or two above.
    your a funny guy.
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    Default Re: Too risky to invest in a backhoe on a 1980 IH 284?

    You're a ......

    Yeah, I am.
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    Default Re: Too risky to invest in a backhoe on a 1980 IH 284?

    I had a similar decision on a 03 Mahindra 3510, really need a hoe for many reasons. Lots of advice to just buy a used backhoe or small excavator. I looked at several priced from $8-15 K and most looked like they were on their last leg. Most of the hoes were old rentals and had enough slack to need rebuilding, some would not even crank without a shot of starter fluid or jumping off. Some had fresh paint and new seats with clean oil.
    I decided since my tractor at 500 hrs (bought it new) would probably last me a LONG time and I would onlyhave the one tractor to maintain, a new Mahindra 509 Backhoe / subframe (installed by dealer) was ordered 4 weeks ago with a 2 year warranty for less than the worst unit I looked at would have cost me after fixing what was obvious to me. Who knows what would have to be done that could not be seen.
    Buy a new backhoe to fit your tractor and keep taking care of it like you have been and I bet you won't regret it!

    Just my worth!!
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    Default Re: Too risky to invest in a backhoe on a 1980 IH 284?

    Quote Originally Posted by J F View Post
    Sounds very familiar...almost like a post or two above.
    well.. kinda.. the removal part. your post #4 said he could sell the hoe if the tractor died. my post said he could get another tractor if the tractor died.

    both ential removal of the hoe.. so in that respet.. / that part of the message is similar..e tc.

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    Default Re: Too risky to invest in a backhoe on a 1980 IH 284?

    Hello; That's a nice tractor. We had a 284. 2 WD gas. Used it with back blade and trailer hauling.
    I did not know they came in diesel and 4WD. I bet those are few and far between. We traded ours in on a
    JD 3320 4WD cab. I sure hope the 284 has as good of a home now as it did here.

    As for you backhoe. I'm with the other guys. Go for it. It's only money and it won't go with ya.

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    Default Re: Too risky to invest in a backhoe on a 1980 IH 284?

    and they don't seem to drop terribly in value either... used, well maintained 'hoe' generally stay at 80% of new value... at least around here anyway..

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