- May 4, 2011
I have an opportunity to purchase an Everest with 6000 hours on it, with all accessories and it is mounted in a 2005 Ford 250 with 295k miles on it for the cost of $9500. I've used it on 2 jobs so far and the machine is stellar. Total beast. The van however is what I'm concerned about. Although it seams like the engine works fine and tranny switches well, it does have a ton of miles and I don't know if I want to pay for it knowing that possibly in 6 months I might have to get another van and pay $1200 for the shop to move the machine. I also found a Legend that's mounted in a Chevy van with only 140k miles for 10 grand. I feel the Everest may be a bit of an overkill for mostly residential work we do. Any thoughts ?