Got quote today for a 20-80 hour Vermeer CTX100 Demon unit for 33k. Pretty high to me.

erwin

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The sales guy just emailed to me. 39k minus 6k demon unit discount. No attachments included. That’s higher than what I’m willing to pay. What do u guys get? Thx for any input. Erwin
 

craneguy1

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About $75 per hour on meter was deducted from our sc852 when we bought it a couple years back. Last 85 horse unit available in our region due to tier 4 final.
 

erwin

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Got the deal from Vermeer yesterday 33k brand new unit from factory with forks or bucket. I’m pretty sure I’ll take it. Won’t mind taking a 80 hour demo unit for the same price with a grapple too. Will see when I finalize the deal on Monday.
 

deevo

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I know for a fact that there is wiggle room when dealing with vermeer...bandit, not so much.
Yep, they have lots! They were asking 33 when I bought my 725, I got them down to 27! Well actually my friend Jesse did :censored:.
 

erwin

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They’re asking price this year for ctx100 is 39k. At least that’s what they r telling me. Well, 33 couldn’t b too bad
 

tnttree

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If a guy is gonna spend around 39K, Do yourself and your clients lawn a favor, retire your plywood and alturnas, and give articulating a good look its a level above a monster mini skid.
talk to anybody that has run both - in most all cases the mini skid is sold or becomes a back up
 

erwin

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Thx for ur opinions. I did look into articulated tractor. If I were to spend 35k just for a material handling equipment for my tree business, I might have go that way. However, I have to consider other functionalities like real digging on the farm occasionally and other functions that I thought a skid would do better since I can’t afford to own a full sized skid beside this. I might b wrong that an articulated one won’t do as well but that’s my impression so far.
 

tnttree

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Thx for ur opinions. I did look into articulated tractor. If I were to spend 35k just for a material handling equipment for my tree business, I might have go that way. However, I have to consider other functionalities like real digging on the farm occasionally and other functions that I thought a skid would do better since I can’t afford to own a full sized skid beside this. I might b wrong that an articulated one won’t do as well but that’s my impression so far.
the tracks will dig better for sure - usually not much digging in tree debris forwarding
 

deevo

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If a guy is gonna spend around 39K, Do yourself and your clients lawn a favor, retire your plywood and alturnas, and give articulating a good look its a level above a monster mini skid.
talk to anybody that has run both - in most all cases the mini skid is sold or becomes a back up
I second that, my mini skid is a backup now to my Avant, guys don’t know what they are missing out on with these articulating loaders!
 

Wes84

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Got the deal from Vermeer yesterday 33k brand new unit from factory with forks or bucket. I’m pretty sure I’ll take it. Won’t mind taking a 80 hour demo unit for the same price with a grapple too. Will see when I finalize the deal on Monday.
Wow. Wish that I would have seen this thread sooner. Just bought a CTX 100 from Vermeer Southeast last week. $38,500, no attachments. Price was firm. Don't know if its the region I'm in but that's quite a price difference. Admittedly I was sold on a new DW SK1050 but when I compared the CTX 100 with my 2015 SK850 there was a noticeable power difference and also a lot of little extra things that DW doesn't bother with. That's saying a lot because the 850 was a beast.
 

erwin

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I assume that they at least Gave u either a bucket or a pair of forks, right? If not, I’ll feel really bad for u.

The reason I got a deal is the sales manager quoted me in the middle of winter at the time I wasn’t going to buy. The sales guy won’t believe me when I told him. But after checking with the manager he said that they r going to honor the deal! I got a pair of forks. I also delt with Midwest, the sales guy is Tim, very helpful. He brought me both the Vermeer and BMG grapple and a bucket. After a week, I decided to get it directly from BMG(see my other recent thread, very in depth comparison between BMG and Vermeer) and the 1 yard mulch bucket! I’m I’m in the ever after phase now.
 

erwin

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My opinion Vermeer is no longer the same Vermeer anymore. The sc60tx and ctx100 put them among the best. They r trying to ask for top dollar as DW, but sometimes they r not that confident they they’ll get it. That’s why I got a deal of century.
 

Wes84

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I assume that they at least Gave u either a bucket or a pair of forks, right? If not, I’ll feel really bad for u.

The reason I got a deal is the sales manager quoted me in the middle of winter at the time I wasn’t going to buy. The sales guy won’t believe me when I told him. But after checking with the manager he said that they r going to honor the deal! I got a pair of forks. I also delt with Midwest, the sales guy is Tim, very helpful. He brought me both the Vermeer and BMG grapple and a bucket. After a week, I decided to get it directly from BMG(see my other recent thread, very in depth comparison between BMG and Vermeer) and the 1 yard mulch bucket! I’m I’m in the ever after phase now.
I got the quote just over a month ago when everything was getting busy. I didn't get any attachments because I already owned them. I'm not too hurt about it though. My salesman was able to tell me EVERYTHING about the design of the machine. They put a lot of thought into it. Its simplified as much as possible but also has a lot of engineering details that DW doesn't. Baffles welded into the already oversized hydraulic tanks on the return. Prevents cavitation/heat build up. VERY well planned component placement. You can definitely tell that it was engineered to live a long life. They're also the first to do something that ive been saying for a few years now....Variable displacement piston pumps. There's a reason that they've put them on almost every mini ex for the past 2 decades... you have to have that torque when you're working with smaller engines. My SK850 had a really strong engine but it was hard to ever load it up and use all of the power because IMO, it just didn't have adequate pumps. When I ran my brush mowers on the Vermeer demo, I was sold. There was a very noticeable difference in hydraulic performance between the 2. All of that to say it is a very nice and productive machine. At $39k it's about $6k higher than an SK1050 with no attachments. If it proves to be as durable and reliable as a Ditch Witch, I think that the extra value is there.

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