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Posted February 20, 2012 - 12:49 AM

I think he fell off his rocker...this is a rare tractor no doubt, but it was listed on CL for 5400 now it is down to 4400 on EBAY...
http://www.ebay.com/...979506110767210

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 01:49 AM

I think he fell off his rocker...this is a rare tractor no doubt, but it was listed on CL for 5400 now it is down to 4400 on EBAY...
http://www.ebay.com/...979506110767210

I am going to agree with you on this!!!! don't get me wrong it looks great. bu bu buttt 4400!!!! wth, I think he wasn't wearing a mask when he painted this out on his lawn with rattle cans!!! If he gets 4400 then I am going and buying me a truck load of rattle can paint!!!!

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 01:51 AM

I just figured out why it is so expensive! He is including his patio with it! LOL :bigrofl:

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 05:10 AM

Does look some nice,but not worth even close to that.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 05:18 AM

I must say I like the different colour schemes on the patio tractors and the 140 is my favourite JD but I could never pay that kind of money for one. Besides, there wouldn't be any restoration work to do on it and that's a big part of the fun for me.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 08:49 AM

Everyone is entitled to ask whatever they want for their items. Whether they get it or not is a different story. There are also all kinds of collectors out there, some that like the restoration side of things and some that don't want to turn any wrenches and buy them already done so each their own.
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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:16 AM

I'll take a different tact on this one. Way out of my price range for sure! But if one were to do a simular restore and consider his time worth anything (instead of doing it for a hobby) I don't think the price is out of line.
For the guy that wants a nicely restored machine, and does not have the time or ability to do it himself, that could be a good way to go.
How many hours would it take to do a complete restore? And to cover time and materials, what would be a resonable hourly rate?

The value of anything is: What the seller is willing to accept and the buyer is willing to pay.

Edited by JD DANNELS, February 20, 2012 - 09:20 AM.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 09:41 AM

I'll take a different tact on this one. Way out of my price range for sure! But if one were to do a simular restore and consider his time worth anything (instead of doing it for a hobby) I don't think the price is out of line.
For the guy that wants a nicely restored machine, and does not have the time or ability to do it himself, that could be a good way to go.
How many hours would it take to do a complete restore? And to cover time and materials, what would be a resonable hourly rate?

The value of anything is: What the seller is willing to accept and the buyer is willing to pay.

My first thought was the same as most of you "that's a heavy price tag".
Then you got me to thinking .. if I put my R/T tractor up for sale, I would have to get that kind of price ( or a little more ) for it.

If you took the adverage tractor to a professional restorer, it would cost a lot of money.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 10:02 AM

When I originally saw it on Craigslist I thought about what some people spend to restore a car and the price became more realistic. I posted it here: http://gardentractor...__fromsearch__1. I have to admit, it's a nice looking tractor but way out of my price range. I can see it now, "Honey, I bought a garden tractor for just $5200." BANG, BANG, BANG, BANG, :shoot2:

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 10:09 AM

My first thought was the same as most of you "that's a heavy price tag".
Then you got me to thinking .. if I put my R/T tractor up for sale, I would have to get that kind of price ( or a little more ) for it.

If you took the adverage tractor to a professional restorer, it would cost a lot of money.


Yeah and if I saw your RT go for that I'd be real disapointed, that I was broke when it sold!! That's one machine that makes me Green with envy.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 11:11 AM

It is a nice looking restoration. Too much for my wallet though.

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Posted February 20, 2012 - 01:24 PM

It is a nice looking restoration. Too much for my wallet though.

Too much for mine also.
That is the second biggest reason that I overhaul my own tractors instead of buying ones already finished ( The first reason is that I just enjoy doing it ).
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Posted February 20, 2012 - 03:52 PM

Take it to the "restoration" show, see how much Rick wants to "restore" it! :D :D

Edited by grnspot110, February 20, 2012 - 04:02 PM.


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Posted February 20, 2012 - 05:26 PM

My first thought was the same as most of you "that's a heavy price tag".
Then you got me to thinking .. if I put my R/T tractor up for sale, I would have to get that kind of price ( or a little more ) for it.

If you took the adverage tractor to a professional restorer, it would cost a lot of money.


I agree with the professional restorer comment... but IDT this fella is one.

...has a really nice paint job on it except for where a fly got into it while wet. I uploaded close up picture of the spot to show. The spot is about the size of a fly. He didn’t crawl after he got stuck.



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Posted February 20, 2012 - 05:37 PM

Too much for mine also.
That is the second biggest reason that I overhaul my own tractors instead of buying ones already finished ( The first reason is that I just enjoy doing it ).


And when you do as good of a job at it as you do,we all enjoy watching your builds.




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