I stumbled on an all but forgotten looking Bolens 1250 with a Johnson loader on it, its sitting in a barn about 3 miles from me. The owner is an old gentleman that's lived there for 60 years, he bought it new. He said it hasn't moved in 30 years, but it ran fine when he was last able to run it. He's in his 90's now but sharp as a tack.
Its not abused looking, but dusty, the motor is free but the fuel system is gummed up pretty bad, it was put away with a full tank, which has all but turned to varnish.
There's a plow, snow blower, deck, and some other spare parts. He's also got a later model Bolens, but it has no model on it, its burgundy in color and has a rear rototiller. He said that quit running a few years ago, he seemed to think it lost spark. It has good compression and feels like it should still run. The tires on the burgundy tractor are pretty dryrotted, those on the 1250 look decent. There's also a weight box on the 1250, and he's got a brand new pair of loader lugs wrapped up for the 1250 on matching rims, as well as two sets of 15" wheel weights.
He said if he sells it it'll be an all or nothing deal, he won't break up the lot.
What would be a fair offer? He seems pretty up on what things sell for so I don't think a lowball offer will fly.
What would you sell the lot for it were yours?
Sorry, no pics yet If I buy the lot, I'll have loads of pics to post. It'll take several trailer loads to get it all home.