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Re: John deere 648 skidder
« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2021, 11:43:38 PM »
maybe ought to send that one to the sale barn jon.
We couldn't do that to someone. It would hafta be far too cheap to let it go

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Re: John deere 648 skidder
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2021, 11:48:00 PM »
The e series is a solid machine imo. I speak only on the 540E but same machine minus grapple. Ours was a 6 cyl on 23.1 tires. Only advice I can give is to limit how much you use the declutch pedal when pushing or pulling to a minimum. 

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Re: John deere 648 skidder
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2021, 11:33:24 AM »
there sure is not many machines for sale up here and of those for sale most are pretty much junk , The john deere dealer has some here and out west but they are pretty much crazy for what they want in price , $300,000 plus for a 4 and 5 year old machines 

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Re: John deere 648 skidder
« Reply #23 on: September 06, 2021, 11:44:59 AM »
People are shorting the dollar by borrowing a mint at zero interest and converting that to a real asset that keeps its value while generating a revenue.  They print money so fast that the gain is in simply holding the asset for a while and not paying back the true amount borrowed.  If you borrow 100k and pay back 100k in 7 years youve only really paid back like 60k of purchasing power but the asset will bring every penny or more than you paid so the spread goes in your pocket.  


Its why the land, houses, solar farms etc etc are all being bought senseless, especially near financial regions.. DC to boston being among the worst.  Accredited investors and well capitalized operators leveraging their portfolios to borrow the max, then shorting USD and making 20, 30, 40% on the inflation.
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Re: John deere 648 skidder
« Reply #24 on: September 06, 2021, 02:10:21 PM »
Mike , things have to crash as things are way out of control, The John deere main selling company way out west is pushing ads here steady looking for people to buy machines but at crazy prices and guess what, No one is buying their stuff. I can go buy a brandnew deere 648 for pretty much the same money they want but I'm not doing that , I do not move enough timber to make any sense of doing that .  The TJ I got will pull every tree I can cut and works very well as it should as it's most likely the best shape TJ 230A out there as pretty much everything is new . But I'm getting old and want something nicer to run. I work in the bush but I do not want to do any other job nor do I see myself doing a different job unless my health is not good enough for me to do the logging game any more . 

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Re: John deere 648 skidder
« Reply #25 on: September 06, 2021, 04:06:31 PM »
i understand and agree.  im just like everyone else, trying to make sense of how the world has somehow become a whole lot of things that just dont pencil out for the middle class or normal business man yet somehow never stop breaking records on the forbes list among the elite.  

i think the crash that weve all awaited is actually going to be limited to us middler classers.  slowly but surely income levels will slide toward two divisions, section 8 or filthy rich. haves and have nots.  im trying to build systems that make me a have who appears to have not when the tax man or hungry mob come around. 
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Re: John deere 648 skidder
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2021, 02:18:16 AM »
Ed you tell me how much you want to spend and I will hunt around. I paid 65 💸for mine, 7700hrs, he bought it for almost 90 3yrs prior. There's one like mine on 24.5s for sale near Glens Falls and honestly doesn't look stove up for 38. The one thing I will say about the G3s is the parts are around, river ridge supports them, deere still has everything on the shelf, alot of them around. 

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« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2021, 02:33:47 AM »
Dealers Iíve talked to on bigger equipment new and used are selling like crazy, hard to get or lead times on what you want are a long time 

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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2021, 03:45:37 AM »
Dealers Iíve talked to on bigger equipment new and used are selling like crazy, hard to get or lead times on what you want are a long time
 Yeah but I've seen this going both ways where the dealers almost try and incite panic saying how "rare" something is going to be to get, certain thing yes, some no. Anyone who spends 120-140K on a 548G3 with 7khrs needs to have their IQ questioned and a drug test 😆 We just ordered a new 18 bale Kuhn system and can't get it till next spring at the earliest, 12-15 bale we could have this week if we took a show demo. Try and order a new slasher saw disc right now, 10-12wks MAYBE and you want to be sitting down extra hard when you call. I've been looking for a 135 ish class zero swing with a blade / thumb and good luck finding anything reasonable, go to a 200 class + and I can buy a 4khr machine almost cheaper than a comparable 120-160. When we bought that low hr 750J the dealer gave us 20mins to make up our mind because he had it sold to someone else already if we blinked, but go on the FB equipment pages and look at the yahoo's trying to sell a painted up G series dozer for 40-50-60k with 10k hard frame hours and guys buy them all the time🤦‍♂️ Alot of junk out there floating around. 
Firewood processors right now are worth STUPID money, I'm going to clean this 2040 Multitek up, hang an absurd price tag on it and I'm 110% sure it won't sit long. 

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Re: John deere 648 skidder
« Reply #29 on: September 07, 2021, 06:26:38 AM »
Barge , I'm going to say a 100 grand is about my top and really do not want to spend that if I do not have to , big machines here are hard to find in anything cause they never brought any new ones back in and with this computer chip shortage its sure not making anything easier to get machines . 

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Re: John deere 648 skidder
« Reply #30 on: September 07, 2021, 07:50:35 AM »
The buying frenzy in everything out there is the whole world simultaneously agreeing 'if more covid prints another huge round of stimulus i will never be able to upgrade my machine.'  I was pretty close to a skidsteer upgrade then covid and poof.  They doubled in price and sell immediately.  

Inflation always causes shortages and deflation always causes abundance.  


When theyre printing money you better have already exchanged dollars for stuff.  When they are burning money you better have already gotten out of stuff and be sitting on cash.  
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« Reply #31 on: September 07, 2021, 08:14:37 AM »
Mike , its not like I'm going to borrow money to buy machine and the way things are going up in value cash really is doing nothing cause a million bucks in cash 2 years ago will be lucky to buy 60% of that today . And I need write off's for income tax . My gmc dealer does not even have a pickup in stock where normally its way over 100 in stock, My wife figured we needed a new oven on Sat. so went to the big store here and saleman came over and said what are you looking for and I told him I wanted to buy a stove that was in stock. I bought the last stove they had and lucky it was the one she wanted. He had no true idea on when they were getting more but at least 3 months  . Things are going to get worse for sure before it ever gets better and that could be a long long ways away 

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« Reply #32 on: September 07, 2021, 11:39:28 AM »
if youve got 100k on hand to buy a machine, god bless ya.. but you better buy it soon because youre losing purchasing power every day that you wait.  canadas central bank looks to be doing exactly what the fed is here.  print print print.   who knows how much more they will print when the stock markets start to wobble again. american economy will drag canadian one right down with it. 
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« Reply #33 on: September 07, 2021, 01:16:04 PM »
Mike , your guy has nothing on the fool we have in power but maybe just maybe he will be gone by the 21th of this month, He has spent or given away more money than all other prime ministers added up in Canada, its just plain crazy.    

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« Reply #34 on: September 07, 2021, 01:17:25 PM »
But I'm not holding my breathe as all the younger people like his way of thinking, he gives them money to sit at home and smoke their dope 

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« Reply #35 on: September 07, 2021, 01:23:14 PM »
i understand.  if i say anything more than that itll just turn into a rant. 
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« Reply #36 on: September 07, 2021, 03:30:08 PM »
Barge what your saying is the same thing going on here. The equipment companies have created this equipment shortage just to drive prices up but as soon as there is going to be new equipment for sale and more than the demand just watch the prices fall

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Re: John deere 648 skidder
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2021, 03:31:33 PM »
Prices on a new firewood processor is just plain crazy up here and that's where most are built and quite a long wait time to get one

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Re: John deere 648 skidder
« Reply #38 on: September 08, 2021, 06:19:29 PM »
There is a 450C a ways from me that's to be pretty nice but have to see . Asking pretty big money for a 450C thou I think but it is a non computer type of machine which is nice

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« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2021, 08:59:50 PM »
A 450C is a nice machine, honestly they pull a little harder than a newer 648 BUT miserable to work on. I see a 648 like mine with 13k hrs and clapped listed for 60 today and I just laughed. 


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