Well, I went to take a look at it!!! It was just what he said, a very old machine. However, it would not start when I was there. He mentioned on the phone that the throttle cable broke when he was driving it around the lot. Cranked over fine, you just couldnt give it any throttle to start it. All in all it didnt look like a bad machine. Hour meter read 2500 something hours. Kinda high for an air cooled engine, but figured as well it wasnt reading what was actual. The hydraulic cylinders were seeping a little bit, nothing major. Tires were very old and dry rotted, but held air( they were the old Big bias plys, not modern skids). Had a few other minor things wrong with it and he said it will run when it goes out the door. He was willing to take as little as $1000 with only the throttle cable being installed. It was tempting, but I passed on it. I think something would have broke had I got it and hammered on it for a weekend.
A Co-worker is actually looking for one as well and will probably buy it. He just needs one to work on his driveway every so often and it would be perfect.
Good news is They said they would rent me a T180 track loader for the weekend for $280. Other place was $430. I guess these guys count the weekend as a one day rental and the other place says 2.
I also asked about liability for damages and they have a damage waiver that is $40.