8T Digger Recommendations

Benr

Member
Location
North Devon
We are looking for an 8T digger for around £20k.
What would you recommend higher hour mainstream makes - which are best? Or have seen a 2016 Liugong with 2000 hours for £20k - are they any good?
 

Bob lincs

Member
Arable Farmer
We have a 2001 Volvo EC70 , I think they are a rebadged Pel-Job .
Really nice machine with plenty of power . Ours spends most of its time on a 2.5M weed basket or a timber grab feeding our chipper . No major problems to think of . 7-8 ton machines are really hard to find second hand .
 

Runs Like a Deere

Member
Mixed Farmer
I have never dealt with them but Proctor plant sales in driffield usually have a reasonable selection of diggers in that size to suit varying budgets.

Really handy size as you can move them relatively easy and not too big to work inside buildings / close to buildings.
 

Benr

Member
Location
North Devon
We have a 2001 Volvo EC70 , I think they are a rebadged Pel-Job .
Really nice machine with plenty of power . Ours spends most of its time on a 2.5M weed basket or a timber grab feeding our chipper . No major problems to think of . 7-8 ton machines are really hard to find second hand .
Yes that’s the problem I am finding hence thinking about something like Liugong
 

alomy75

Member
I have never dealt with them but Proctor plant sales in driffield usually have a reasonable selection of diggers in that size to suit varying budgets.

Really handy size as you can move them relatively easy and not too big to work inside buildings / close to buildings.
Crikey they’re way cheaper at his place than others we’ve been looking at like for like!? Know anyone who has dealt with him?
 

Benr

Member
Location
North Devon
I have never dealt with them but Proctor plant sales in driffield usually have a reasonable selection of diggers in that size to suit varying budgets.

Really handy size as you can move them relatively easy and not too big to work inside buildings / close to buildings.
Thank, just had a look. They have got a good selection.


long way from here, does anyone live nearby to have a look for me for a few ££
 

Runs Like a Deere

Member
Mixed Farmer
Crikey they’re way cheaper at his place than others we’ve been looking at like for like!? Know anyone who has dealt with him?

I suspect the cheaper ones have serious hours as they aren't listed in the adds, but depending on what you are looking for that might not be an issue. I haven't dealt with them or know anyone who has but they have been around for quite a while and the stock varies. I was watching their site before I bought mine and thats probably over a year since I first came across them.
 

Thomas5060

Member
Livestock Farmer
Kubota get a reasonable reputation, would you rate a TB175 above a KX080 ?

I have a TB175 and really like it but never used a KX080
8ton Kubota are a real let down compared to the smaller ones. Have never drive a TB175 but the newer 290s aren’t a nice machine, really don’t rate them.

@Benr for your budget I would try and get an EX60-5 or ZX70. They are a scaled down 12t, where as your TB175 etc are just a 5t made bigger. Although the swing boom is a handy job for cleaning sheughs etc but for digging power and stability the mono boom is a far better job.

here’s an example, 6341 hours. We bought ours in April 2016 with 5200 hours for £15,500, approaching 10k hours now and would easily get what we paid. Resale is very strong with older hitachi. No major repairs either, few burst pipes an exhaust and a starter is all it’s needed apart from servicing
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