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Terex 860sx 2008 digger - what to look for

  • 25-08-2022 7:27am
    Registered Users Posts: 606 ✭✭✭

    Hi All,

    I am going to look at a Terex 860sx, 2008 model tomorrow. Anyone have any advice what I should be looking out for?

    Wear on pins, bushings and driveshafts are the obvious ones but there is always a few points to note with every make/model!



  • Registered Users Posts: 5,063 ✭✭✭Grueller

    Know nothing about them but a particularly unsympathetic neighbour towards machinery has a 2000 one of them so 22 yrs old and has never had a minutes bother. It has 11000 hrs on it now. It would have next to nothing done on the back actor but has done a fair shot of loading.

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,905 ✭✭✭funkey_monkey

    A few threads about Terex on The Farming Forum (UK site). Could ask over there too and you might get an a few more answers by tomorrow.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 12,559 Mod ✭✭✭✭blue5000

    Have a look on YouTube as well, tips for buying a used digger or backhoe.

    Also try looking on the plant talk forum in the UK as well.

    Only thing I could think of is engine mount rubbers. It might never have had any, but if they’re worn they will affect the shaft going to the pump. Put a bar between the chassis rail and the engine sump and see does it rock.

    Take someone with you that knows the machine as well. They’ll have a better idea than me what to look for.

    If the seat's wet, sit on yer hat, a cool head is better than a wet ar5e.