Picked up our beef at the slaughter house this morning, then headed for our local school surplus auction. It's almost a social event anymore. First I'll apologize for not taking pictures during it, but was kinda busy.
I bought a Troy Bilt riding mower for $110. Got it home and put a jump box on it, and she runs like new! Transaxle belt broken and laying on the hood at auction, but I could reach in and trans pulley turns smooth & free. Came with original paperwork. Just needs a belt, some light weld repair on edge of deck, and possibly a battery, but it is taking a charge now. Seat is perfect as well as paint. Been taken well cared for. One front tire worn, but I have some like new to go on it. Around here, one nice as this one will go for a solid $400+. Planning to resell. Good buy!
Bought me a floor model drill press. Very heavy duty with variable pulley speed at the turn of a handle. I had to bid to $250, but an older very nice unit. Come to find out, one of the school employees was gonna bid on it, and they marked "not working" on it, but I figured it was worth the gamble of being an easy fix. After the auction, the employee came to me after I won it & told me it was in perfect working order, ready to go. It went higher than he wanted to give, but he wanted to let me know I bought into a sweet drill press. A VERY good buy! (and it stays here in my shop!)
I also got a John Deere JS40 self propelled push mower. Good compression spinning by hand, but starter rope broken. Nice OHV 7HP Intek engine.... $30. May keep, not sure till she's operating. Worth what I gave I'm sure.
Several smalls, and a couple things that will be nice to use come plow day.
I promise pics tomorrow, but the last 2 nights were just 4hrs sleep each, and I have a busting headache, plus loading stuff has my neck aching so I'm in for the night.