A used hoe would be a good option. I sure wouldn't hurt to swing by the dealer and inquire if the owner wants to keep it. You never can tell as a hoe is an item that many folks buy with intentions of lots of use and then find that is just sets. If the owner is inclinded to part with it; I would check out the pins, bushings, hoses, evidence of hard/abusive use such as cracks or weld repairs and if it looks pretty good, make an offer. The big trick is going to be getting it home as those things are a mother to move without mounting to a tractor. If you do mount it to your tractor and take it home; be SURE you measure the dipper stick height on the trailer and ENSURE it is below 13ft. 6inches. I have had to repair hoes that the owner forgot about that and it got ripped off the back of the tractor on the trailer when it hit a bridge over pass. Ouch!!!! :fing20:Keweenaw4310 said:Chief, thanks for the info.
I've got a rough price in my head of 8,000 for a 48 hoe. That's more than I'd pay at this point but in the future? maybe.
I have checked into finding a used one and have come across some on machinefinder for the mid 4,000's.
I drove by a dealer in upper michigan and saw an obviously used 48 sitting there disconnected. I stopped in and asked about it. They said it was being worked on for a customer. That was in June or so. It's still sitting there. ****, I'd love to get my hands on a good ho - hoe, or however you spell it.
Do you have an email address for him, or which forum is he on?€hieƒ™ said:Tom, a good friend who goes by the username of kwschumm on another board has a 47 hoe for his 4310. I am sure Ken will be more than happy to give you his appraisal of how he likes his hoe.