saw something I wanted, didnt get it
Went on a road trip logged close to 300 miles
met some awesome folk there and back again...
What I wanted was (as many do) a hydro lift setup that won't burst my budget,but they seem rare enough that drastic and speedy actions may be required when they do surface..I did see one go out from blackjackjakexxix for $200. I'm starting to feel that's the best price I'm gonna see. So sights went on to set on finding tractor that still has lift,whether or not machine is a runner for equal $$. Saw one but closer inspection of pics revealed setup to be home brew and I opted NOT.
Then I saw this: '..Bolens 600 garden tractor. It currently is not running. It is retrofitted with a Tecumseh 10HP gasoline engine that had about 3 years use. The engine had good compression and I suspect the carb needs work, but I just don't have the time.." (Didnt care about engine 'cause body was there)
Logic left me, hands got sweaty attempted a win (which seemed easy) as there were no bids. needless to say there was another hunter in deep cover that made the shot w/ narrowest margin of time.
closed @ a wapping US $76.98!! (I bid like a rookie)
Seller was clearing out his stuff, maybe four riders that day.. I didn't miss on the next volley.
'.. Bolens 1050 garden tractor. Bought it not running and it still not running. It has a Wisconsin 10D motor that spins freely by hand.Everything is as you see in the picture. The frame is solid, and it shifts and steers easily.. Good for a rebuild or parts.
Of the four or five on the block that day only one sold for over $100.00. (Not mine)
Seller was a true Gem,had new priorities and made the trip worth it for me by also having available a spare set of front tires on rims (no rot/cracks etc.,) a mower deck gear box, and a linkage setup.He has a great storage system and still lots of stuff stored away for future sale and/or personal use. At the end of the day my total spent hadn't reached $150. I think I did ok.
On the roadtrip I saw plenty, like this David Bradley that whizzed by, (don't drive and shoot, kids.)bad shot..
Saw a cool seeder at an roadside dealers spot..
Once I recover I'll look at what all I brought home and figure out my plans from there
I'm throwin' in one of my roadtriptracks that helps w/ pushing miles..there&back again
The Gael - Albannach.mp3 7.54MB 28 downloads
Edited by Newpaws493, August 05, 2012 - 02:58 PM.