Hi, I have been offered the above named tractor for $5,000. It has about 800 hours on it. Mid to Late '80's with 4x4 manual transmission. It's not my dream tractor, it has turf instead of Ag tires, no power steering, and I'm pretty sure MF1010's don't have a live PTO, however the dream tractors usually price out used at, at least $12,000. So, is it worth it? If I turned it around in a year or so, would I take a bath or would it likely hold it's value at this point (assuming it's not overvalued at $5,000). I would typically be using the loader, but would like to be able to mount a 3 pt snowthrower. If the PTO isn't live, is this even an reasonable option? Currently for snow plowing and field work, I use an old Farmall Cub, so obviously this would be a step into modern times, what with a 3 point hitch, a PTO that turns at 540 rpm and in the proper direction and 60% more horsepower, not to mention the loader. Let me know if you think it's a reasonable price for the tractor and if the PTO would be a hindrance. (The Cub's PTO is not live and I grew tired of using it for field mowing because of that.) Thanks in advance. Terrence
Edited by NYMalloys, January 09, 2013 - 10:16 PM.