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Clark Ranger 663????
« on: October 11, 2020, 08:46:00 AM »
Any one heard of one? I think maybe comparable to a 662. Does anyone have a weight on a 662? Ford motor, will this be an auto? Run away fast? 

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2020, 08:27:28 AM »
No one running a 662?

 

 

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2020, 08:37:33 AM »
Tag says 663.

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2020, 09:03:57 AM »
 What is on the back of that skidder?
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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2020, 11:41:24 AM »
Ohh thats some pretty lawn art.
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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2020, 12:01:05 PM »
What is on the back of that skidder?
It is an 855 Cummins I think small cam. It ran a hydraulic pump an there was a rototiller under it I am told. Tiller is gone, looking to make back into skidder. Just another bad idea??? It is 4 hours from me so I have not seen .....yet. I also see a 664b for sale but can not find weight on it either? 

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2020, 02:26:39 PM »
A free diesel is the kind of bait this fish can seldom refuse.  

If i needed a cab chassis, id look for sweepers, boom trucks, chipper beds paint trucks, dump trucks etc so theres something to sell or use elsewhere.  Cant be a lot of bidders on a machine like that.  Most people dont want a project so theres a discount for projects and premium for turn key runners. 
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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2020, 06:30:34 PM »
The tires... are they dry rotted I have to wonder? They look brand new from tiny pic on my phone! That is a lot of $$ 

This is the type of stuff that gets me drooling.

 Forwarder chassis sitting near me missing some bits and bobs, donít dare ask him about it in case it follows me home and have to explain to CFO why it was a good idea because there is definitely spare time and money for another project right?  :D

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2020, 07:41:12 PM »
Mike, Price not to bad at 2800 but another 800 or more to get home.

mudfarmer, At least 1 tire is junk and with 18 x 25 tires I maybe looking for wheels and tires.

Still in the thinking stage. Maybe someone else will buy and save me the head aches. Still looking for weight on a 662 and 664b (another idea)

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2020, 11:16:05 PM »
Is anyone going to put some ball park figures of what it would take in time and dollars to get a used skidder in the condition of the Clark pulling logs again?

Compared to spending around $10K to $20K on another better condition used skidder, might have you pulling wood in a few days time.

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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2020, 07:36:03 AM »
Is anyone going to put some ball park figures of what it would take in time and dollars to get a used skidder in the condition of the Clark pulling logs again?

Compared to spending around $10K to $20K on another better condition used skidder, might have you pulling wood in a few days time.
Way to much for sure. I have a 440C to use for myself now. Looking for a smaller skidder and finding specs on old machines is tough. Looking at a 300 Skid King and a 207D but the 300 has a 353. So plan to change out if bought. The 663 has a Ford I believe. Still looking for a weight on a 662 or 663 and on a Case 300??

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2020, 07:48:58 AM »
Found the weight on this 15,890. I would bid if lighter.

 She looks like a virgin. 11k now but on the way up.

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2020, 08:36:58 AM »
16k sounds about right. When I got my 664 previous owner said it was 18k but i don't know.. The smaller clark skidders are so great imo because theyre built heavy and with the same geometry as a large skidder so there very stable.

If your looking for light I wouldn't be looking at clarks.

If wieght is for hauling yourself ok but if you have 23.1s on a 664 ground impact is minimal if your smart about it.

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2020, 08:39:19 AM »
Is anyone going to put some ball park figures of what it would take in time and dollars to get a used skidder in the condition of the Clark pulling logs again?

Compared to spending around $10K to $20K on another better condition used skidder, might have you pulling wood in a few days time.
There are simply no guarantees in life.  I have had the thrown out junk be a great item and the premium priced "almost broken in" gem be a moneypit lemon.  You just never know.  The $20k skidder may hit the ground running and 5 days later shear the crank or burn to the ground.
Its all a gamble.



 Place your bets, and make sure they arent bigger than what you can afford to lose. 
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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2020, 08:51:37 AM »
Mike B, good info, yes used machinery is always a gamble but sure a lot better than those huge payments on new stuff, especially for this old retired guy.  Just yesterday purchased a skidder, brand "Oregon Logger" every thing works except the brakes leak at the micro loc and the winch while hyd  is not plumbed for power off only free spool. 3-53 Detroit with 2 spd Allison, near new tires, about the size of a 666 clark. now to get  it moved.

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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2020, 09:39:28 AM »
Found the weight on this 15,890. I would bid if lighter.
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 She looks like a virgin. 11k now but on the way up.
Yes that looks nice.  Even the rubber on that looks nice.  Where is it if you don't mind.
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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2020, 10:41:28 AM »
It is in Iowa. Sent you a pm.

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« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2020, 11:09:23 AM »
Dont count on that rubber.. The charcoal black tells me the sun has done a number on them.  Ill bet theyre all powdery and cracked up close.  I think theyre ags not forestry tires anyhow. 
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Re: Clark Ranger 663????
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2020, 04:27:59 PM »
Never ever heard of a 663 and clark was made an hour from me , one thing you need to watch out with the 664's is clark put out some 664's that had fork truck rearends in them, How do I know , we had one . I think it was made either 1980 or 1981 . It would bust the sun gear setup and clean house , hub and all would need to be replaced. I think it was 7 times over 2 years but Clark finally came good for it kind of, I think it was 50% of the total cost . Skidder worked well thou and Clark is still I feel the best skidder built , the skidders from the late 80's and early 90's are very well built 

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« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2020, 05:02:36 PM »
Never ever heard of a 663 and clark was made an hour from me , one thing you need to watch out with the 664's is clark put out some 664's that had fork truck rearends in them, How do I know , we had one . I think it was made either 1980 or 1981 . It would bust the sun gear setup and clean house , hub and all would need to be replaced. I think it was 7 times over 2 years but Clark finally came good for it kind of, I think it was 50% of the total cost . Skidder worked well thou and Clark is still I feel the best skidder built , the skidders from the late 80's and early 90's are very well built
The one at the auction looks great.  Need more iron?  Doesn't have a grapple >:(
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