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Jack

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I have just pensioned off my old 753C with 4200 hours and got a new S185 machine. I am hoping not too many parts on the new machine are....made in China :) The new one came with 68" 4 in 1 bucket (61" is standard in Australia) has replaceable cutting edge. Got standard controls with deluxe instrument panel (keyless start etc). Dozer blade ordered with 7 & 14 pin attachment control kit. Now its time to go play mud pies!!!!
 

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Good to see another fellow aussie on the forum.
Do you mind me asking what the new machine set you back? i have never bought a new machine and have no idea what they go for. I know a guy that bought a S300 a year or so ago and it was around 72K.
Hope you enjoy the new machine!
 

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Good to see another fellow aussie on the forum.
Do you mind me asking what the new machine set you back? i have never bought a new machine and have no idea what they go for. I know a guy that bought a S300 a year or so ago and it was around 72K.
Hope you enjoy the new machine!
Good luck with the new machine, if I upgraded my 853 the main reason would be to get A/C & a heated cab. Getting old would like to rough it smoothly. dennis
 

nailsbeats

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That's a really nice machine. I too will upgrade in another 1000 hrs or so when my 763 hits 4000. Never used a 4 in 1 bucket, but can see the advantages. Very nice set up, good luck. GO STANDARD CONTROLS!
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Jack

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That's a really nice machine. I too will upgrade in another 1000 hrs or so when my 763 hits 4000. Never used a 4 in 1 bucket, but can see the advantages. Very nice set up, good luck. GO STANDARD CONTROLS!
Nels
2007 S185 Turbo machine cost me A$53,000 out the door, I got chucked in: FREE 50 & 100 hour services on my farm, 68" 4 in 1 with certified lift hook, wider offset wheels to match, rear axle counterweights, deluxe instrument panel, spare wheel. The usual PR gear, Bobcat jacket, hat, carry bag etc. They wanted A$4500 for A/C, but I did not get it. I can buy the complete retro-fit kit for A$2600 and I will go DIY with it. Just chuck it in, and gas it up :) I got A$18,000 for my 753C and the dealer sold it, 10 days later....not sure what they got. Funnily enough, all my spare filters from the 753, will fit the new machine :) I have put about 5 hours on it so far, its mainly for farm use, with an occasional outside job.
 

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2007 S185 Turbo machine cost me A$53,000 out the door, I got chucked in: FREE 50 & 100 hour services on my farm, 68" 4 in 1 with certified lift hook, wider offset wheels to match, rear axle counterweights, deluxe instrument panel, spare wheel. The usual PR gear, Bobcat jacket, hat, carry bag etc. They wanted A$4500 for A/C, but I did not get it. I can buy the complete retro-fit kit for A$2600 and I will go DIY with it. Just chuck it in, and gas it up :) I got A$18,000 for my 753C and the dealer sold it, 10 days later....not sure what they got. Funnily enough, all my spare filters from the 753, will fit the new machine :) I have put about 5 hours on it so far, its mainly for farm use, with an occasional outside job.
Thats a pretty good deal.
I'd love a new machine, but for what i use mine for i can't justify spending that sort of cash.
An S130 with 4 in 1, auger and tilt tach went for about 35K at auction. It had 500 hours on the clock. Deluxe panel, AC the lot. It was a re-po job, ideal for a contractor.
 
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