Just joined the forum hoping to learn alittle about what I am about to purchase. I am planing on buying a 1995 873 bobcat. Its has 1800 hours on it and thats about all I know so far. A friend of mine works for Zieglercat and they are shipping the machine from one of their other brances for me to take a look at. So as of right now I don't know to much about it. I am assuming it has aux. hydralics but not sure. I plan on buying a grapple bucket for it. I have a saw mill and want to use it for moving logs around. I guess I would just like to know what other people know and like about this machine. Not sure if I can trust the hours because I think all you have to do is change out the control panel or maybe this isn't like that. Heard the air cooled diesel isn't a good idea but the duetz motor is a good motor. Just chime in with anything you know and what I should look for when buying. I also think I will have them change all the fluids and filters B4 I buy. Thanks in advance.