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#1 dave8338 OFFLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:14 PM

I surf Craigslist everyday and wouldn't you know it, something popped up.

http://minneapolis.c...3404361584.html

Not sure what to make of the " repair he was making " however, this little beauty strikes me as a potential score.

All righty then... what say Ye ?

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:17 PM

I'm sure it's something that can be fixed because if it were beyond repair, chances are he wouldn't have started to di it in the first place. Is it bad that it bothers me about the poor guys head injury having an affect on wether I'd buy......
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:21 PM

I'm sure it's something that can be fixed because if it were beyond repair, chances are he wouldn't have started to di it in the first place. Is it bad that it bothers me about the poor guys head injury having an affect on wether I'd buy......


NO... I thought the same thing on the head injury. Then, the little devil in me thought: did he really have a head injury OR is this yet another way of saying the tractor has MAJOR problems? :(

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 04:40 PM

NO... I thought the same thing on the head injury. Then, the little devil in me thought: did he really have a head injury OR is this yet another way of saying the tractor has MAJOR problems? :(

It's sad but I've seen people do MUCH worse to try and scam someone in the past......either way I'm thinkin it'll prob rot if you don't buy it.....

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 05:18 PM

I think I'll watch it for a few days. If it is still there, I'll contact the seller and see if I can make a deal. Many perspective buyers are turned off by a collection of parts. Myself, I see it as an opportunity.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 05:33 PM

When I read the ad, I thought it may be a scam.....your choice, but good luck!

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 06:09 PM

An hour or less of "tire kicking" should tell you if it will run and move or not. He might have just removed the rear fenders to clean out the crud in the gas tank. A short phone call would find out if he really had a head injury. I am thinking possible stroke or it could be a scam. One easy way to find out....call.
If it was legit, I would go put it back together for him. You might just be paying it forward.
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Posted November 12, 2012 - 06:21 PM

An hour or less of "tire kicking" should tell you if it will run and move or not. He might have just removed the rear fenders to clean out the crud in the gas tank. A short phone call would find out if he really had a head injury. I am thinking possible stroke or it could be a scam. One easy way to find out....call.
If it was legit, I would go put it back together for him. You might just be paying it forward.


Well there is a positive outlook. Worth investigating, for sure. I'll keep you guys posted.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 07:20 PM

Are you sure it's not the tractor that has the head injury..... ? On another note; does the snow blower go with it?

Before I close, good on yah for paying it forward :thumbs: .

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 07:22 PM

I wonder if its one of those paypal scams,

I had a fake ad for a 185 around here

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 07:31 PM

I agree this could have alot of potential. Is it bad that when I first saw the ad I was thinking scam?

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 07:36 PM

Won't cost much to call.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 07:41 PM

Worth a shot. If it's legit, it'll be gone tomorrow.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:15 PM

I looked up the JD 316 in Tractor Data. It is supposed to have an Onan 2 cyl.

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Posted November 12, 2012 - 09:27 PM

was there any early and a late 316?im thinking there was and the early had the k341 kohler single cylinder.the later had the twin cylinder onan.




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