It does not make sense for us to sink close to $9k into this unit when you analyze its age, it's hours and it's traction limitations. I have been searching for another used unit with less hours, 4wd and a cab that will fit our evolved needs. I wanted to stick with a Case 580 because 1) it has worked well for us for many years 2) we are comfortable with its operation 3) I just spent $1900 on new tires last fall that I want to keep and use.
The 'Old Girl' sits in the parking lot waiting to be picked up.
Working with our local Case dealer we were able to locate this 2000 580 Super L in Wausau, Wisconsin. I took a road trip down to inspect and operate the unit. It is fully functional and mechanically sound. The unit is local to the Wausau area and the dealer there maintained the unit for the customer. It has some rust from winter work but is a huge upgrade from what we currently have.
I hope a deal can be made soon so we can move these snow banks.