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#1 mopargoob OFFLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 10:36 PM

I have an opportunity to get a 1979 Western Auto MTD 990, along with a single stage snowblower, a pto driven tiller, and the pto driven mower deck (not sure of size).

 

I believe the mower deck will need new bearings and TLC, the tiller needs a snap ring in the angle drive box, the snowblower is in very nice condition.

 

the tractor needs tires, the paint is very faded but no rust yet, the hydraulic lift cylinder has stripped threads on the shaft, gas has turned to varnish in the fuel system, and the seat is trashed.

 

My question is:  what is the reasonable value of this equipment?    I don't believe it is anywhere near top dollar, but I was guessing at about 100 to 150 bucks per implement, and maybe 300 for the tractor itself.    Please let me know if I am way off and need an "adjustment"  :thumbs: 

 

sorry, I don't have any pics yet, but I will post some soon when I get a chance.

 

thankyou very much

Jon


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 11:46 PM

Hello jon and welcome! :wave: Sounds like you have quite a project on your hands and those 990 are very heavy duty. Pricing implements are sometimes hard because there's always that person thinking he can get top dollar when in reality you have something that needs a lot of attention. I would be careful with those 100$ prices especially since the mower deck needs some attention, and the tractor sounds like its seen better days as well so I would try to go a little lower on the price of the tractor itself. Hopefully someone else can help me with this.


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 12:26 AM

:welcometogttalk:



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 01:33 AM

Glad you joined :wave: Your about right, I see the tractors going for more, and the implements always seem to bring almost as much the tractors



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 05:38 AM

Welcome to GTTAlk! Nice sounding package. The 990's seem to be getting rarer these days. Can't comment on price as we pay more up here than most places.

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Posted June 11, 2013 - 06:54 AM

Welcome Jon,

 

Around here, 990s are not rare, but a Western Auto model is not too common.

 

I do own a decent single stage snowblower, which I gave $75 for, and had to fabricate several pieces to complete it.  It's not in perfect condition by any means, but I doubt I would take less than $200 for it now because it is a functioning snowblower. 

 

A running 990 with a deck, even needing a decent amount of work is worth $350-$400. 

 

The tiller is really the hard to find item, and again, if I had one that worked, I doubt I would let it go for less than $250.



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 07:01 AM

Thanks to everyone for the good input! :dancingbanana:

 

I am still in negotiations for the thing and if succsessful, will post pictures.

 

Thanks again.

Jon



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 07:55 AM

Welcome Jon,

 

Around here, 990s are not rare, but a Western Auto model is not too common.

 

I do own a decent single stage snowblower, which I gave $75 for, and had to fabricate several pieces to complete it.  It's not in perfect condition by any means, but I doubt I would take less than $200 for it now because it is a functioning snowblower. 

 

A running 990 with a deck, even needing a decent amount of work is worth $350-$400. 

 

The tiller is really the hard to find item, and again, if I had one that worked, I doubt I would let it go for less than $250.

Drake , has it right. 



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 09:04 AM

:welcome:



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 02:58 PM

Around here, I'd say going by your description, the whole package as is should be no more than $500, possibly less, possibly just a little bit more.  Pics will help a lot in determining worth.



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 10:45 PM

Update:  I talked to the guy again today, and we will be doing the deed for $400, plus I will give him an old 67 chrysler 440 engine block that has stuck pistons in it, a bunch of misc. connecting rods, and a known good crankshaft. (stuff i will never use again, as It costs way too much money to build and maintain a hot rod mopar car)

 

He came by and handed me a file folder full of all the original manuals that came with the equipment.  it may take a while, but I intend on scanning the ones I haven't seen here and uploading them.  There is a really neat accessory booklet that has pictures, part numbers, prices, and crossreferences of which ones will fit what tractors for what years.....

 

ok, nuff of this, I will try to get pics this weekend.  He says Its ok to go grab the stuff anytime, as he will be out of town and he trusts me.   Gotta give credit out there people:  there still are some really nice folks in the world.

 

ok, see ya later guys.

Jon


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 10:57 PM

Sounds like a fair trade.  Congrats!


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Posted June 12, 2013 - 07:54 AM

Congratulations, the tiller is a real score.

 

 

(stuff i will never use again, as It costs way too much money to build and maintain a hot rod mopar car)

 

I hear you on that one.  I have a Barracuda to build and don't have the space or money.

In fact, that's part of why I got into GTs.  They're a relatively cheap mechanical hobby.


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Posted June 13, 2013 - 07:48 AM

TRUE THAT!



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Posted June 16, 2013 - 11:16 AM

It's Week-end! Where's the pix?? 







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