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#1 HotRod OFFLINE  

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Ive been looking at getting a garden tractor as a project. I found a Allis Chalmers 410 thats pretty close to the house. He wants $400 but i dont think its worth that. What would you guys pay?
http://lexington.cra...3483240296.html

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 11:34 AM

Looking at that, it's going to need a lot of TLC. Around here, if it shows signs of running, it would be a $150 tops tractor and that would only be if someone was really wanting it.

As for scrap value being anywhere close to $400... I am pretty sure he is over estimating weight.

According to TractorData.com, that model with that tranny weighs in at 780lbs. Current steel price per 100 lbs nat'l avg is $10 for unprepared steel.

That means the best he could get at the yard would be around $78, assuming they don't dock him for the tires and whatnot.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 11:43 AM

$400? Not a chance. $80-100 maybe. Since it isn't running (I would assume) there is no way to tell if anything else is good. If the engine went first it is likely the rest is ok. If something went before the engine you are looking at a lot of money to get it where it is just running again. BTW its weight is under 900 lbs with mower so $80-90 is scrap value not $400. He's dreaming but maybe dreams can come true.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 12:11 PM

I think he is wanting a Christmas present for himself. Looks like $75 to me.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 12:22 PM

NO WAY on that price! $100 would be tops for me, and that's only if I needed some parts off it. Too rough to buy as a restore. I will restore rougher, but only when a rare model, which it is not. I advise to steer clear unless he gets really real with his price.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 12:48 PM

no way the most i would even consider is 100.00 and have to be wanting bad !!!!! in Christ bobby

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 01:08 PM

These rigs have real odd rear-end in them. Tough, kinda like a 990 MTD, but just odd. This are simplicity, but kind of a goofy model. Way high on price tho, let's see the next ad........... :(

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 01:40 PM

Look for something in better condition. This guy is way out of line. I picked up a complete Magna-Trac with deck and plow in fair condition for $100 a couple of weeks ago. Last week I passed on a Cub 105 in very good condition(new paint and tires) for $450 with no attachments. Take your time and wait for a good deal. Good Luck

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 02:40 PM

the question is how much you will have into it when done. I would never pay over a 100 for any project or field find garden tractor. you can be over a grand easily if you have a engine or trany issue. that may not be worth it, so you can resell it or part it out and get your money back.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 02:45 PM

Just did a random Searchtempest look for "Garden Tractor" in KY.
There were a bunch that came up, some way out of line, some junk, some not even garden tractors. I just grabbed 4 of the ads in the ballbark of what you were looking at $ wise that looked like tractors I might go look at. The last one is a real temptation for me. (But it's to far away... about 5 hours and no $ on the implements.)

http://cincinnati.cr...3495268303.html
http://lexington.cra...3481193128.html
http://lexington.cra...3421077786.html
http://dayton.craigs...3467462547.html

Be patient and a good running one will come your way.
Don't forget to watch the ads here. there are several guys from your fair state... you never know

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 03:56 PM

Just did a random Searchtempest look for "Garden Tractor" in KY.
There were a bunch that came up, some way out of line, some junk, some not even garden tractors. I just grabbed 4 of the ads in the ballbark of what you were looking at $ wise that looked like tractors I might go look at. The last one is a real temptation for me. (But it's to far away... about 5 hours and no $ on the implements.)

http://cincinnati.cr...3495268303.html
http://lexington.cra...3481193128.html
http://lexington.cra...3421077786.html
http://dayton.craigs...3467462547.html

Be patient and a good running one will come your way.
Don't forget to watch the ads here. there are several guys from your fair state... you never know


That third one is David's (member braileafarm).

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 04:11 PM

That third one is David's (member braileafarm).


Yeah, I saw that too. :D

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 04:58 PM

Well i talked to the owner and its sold. So ill keep looking

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 05:03 PM

Well i talked to the owner and its sold. So ill keep looking


It sold? He must've come down and/or traded.

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Posted December 22, 2012 - 06:43 PM

As I read the CL listing, I was thinking $50 to start off, and maybe go up to $51 if the engine turns over!




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