Selling Out On The Massey 1655 For A Jd Is This A Good Choice
Posted March 03, 2012 - 09:47 AM
Any particular issues your having with the MF, or reasons why you're thinking of changing?
Posted March 03, 2012 - 07:49 PM
It is your choice.
Posted March 03, 2012 - 07:50 PM
I was only kidding about my comment above. You do what you feel is right, and what you think you'll be happy with collecting. I, as a John Deere collector, will say, that John Deere's are expensive. I know that most tractors right now are going for a reasonable amount of money, due to the demand of everybody collecting them right now, but for some reason, John Deere's seem to sell for more money.
Josh Deaven and I were talking one day, and we both agreed, that for someone just getting into collecting John Deere garden tractors in todays world, is really tough. You just can't find the complete tractors anymore, for less than $200.00, like you could back in, let's say the early '90's. You can barely touch a parts tractor now days for less than that. I was fortunate, as I started my collection in 1989, way before the garden tractors were thought about being collected. Back then you could get an almost complete parts tractor for around $75.00. Today? You're lucky to buy a set of wheels for that price.
What am I recommending? I guess I'm saying, John Deere's are expensive, and although parts can still be found, they won't be cheap. I don't know what the percentage of Massey collectors are out there, but I do know that the percentage of John Deere collectors, is very high, compared to most brands, so be prepared to have to pay a little more for what you want. Changing brands right now, is what I'd consider starting all over again, and take my word for it, you'll have a tough road ahead of you.
No matter what you choose to do, just know we will support you in your decision. Me personally, I think I would just keep what you have, and be happy with it. Maybe times will come, that you can through a little green into the mix, but I don't think I'd get rid of one brand completely, and start all over again with another.
Just my two cents worth, but I hope it helps in your decision.
- tractorgarden said thank you
Posted March 03, 2012 - 08:09 PM
- johndeereelfman said thank you
Posted March 03, 2012 - 08:23 PM
Posted March 03, 2012 - 08:55 PM
So when you get hurt, nothing stains the paint
If you feel that this is something you want to do and feel that its right for you then thats up to you. Being Red or green or orange doesn't really matter as long as your happy with your choice For me Massey has always been the brand I like and for me thats what works. Massey seems to be in my blood heck come to think of it there the same color as my blood. LOL Larry
Posted March 03, 2012 - 08:57 PM
- grand, JDBrian and johndeereelfman have said thanks
Posted March 03, 2012 - 09:01 PM
You sure said that very well Dan. I still only own Bolens, but who knows on down the road.Looking forward to seeing you again in the near future.
As others have said this is a personal decision that depends a lot on your personal situation and preferences. I personaly have owned mostly massey's but I AM NOT a massey collector - I AM a garden tractor collector. If you put a good gt deal in front of me and I have the means to buy it at the time I'll buy it, regardless of the brand. I wouldn't want to deprive myself from appreciating all the great gt brands by going brand specific. If the tractor fits your needs and you like it then its the tractor for you.
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