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    Default 1987 743 bobcat

    Good Deal?? 1987 743, Foam filled tires, Bucket, 12inch Auger attachment, 3400 hours, no leaks. The use is private, need to complete landscaping and clearing of property. Is this a good deal? $6000.

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    Default Re: 1987 743 bobcat

    If you buy it and it needs no high dollar repairs for several years then it would be a good deal.. but if you buy it and 8 months from now it needs some $3000.00 hydraulic transmission pump..then no it wouldn't be that good of a deal. Without the auger it would be similar to many for sale all over... the auger is icing, makes it interesting.

    Used machines are a gamble..the older the machine, the bigger the gamble.
    I bought a 1988 New Holland L555 Skid Steer with a new hd bucket, it's been upgraded with the SSQA hook up and has aux. hydraulics for around $3500. It's okay but I did have to spend about $1800 for repairs, a new seat, and new tires. (It didn't come with a hydraulic auger..which is worth more than a grand)

    The question is did I get a good deal? I'm glad I bought it, but for $4k more I coulda had something much newer. One good thing about this is no computerized control modules on the older machines...
    .....Tim

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