I figured I'd throw this deal out here before making a decision on it.
I stopped at a yard sale here over the weekend, the guy had an old JD tractor out for sale along with a bunch of other items. I got to talking to him for a bit and he said he's also got a huge pile of Bolens Large frame stuff for sale as a lot, so I took a look out back in his chicken coop.
The lot includes a pair of 1250 tractors,
one with a loader, one with a tiller, neither look to have seen the light of day in years.
Plus a load of attachments, a 3pt disc, dirt plow, snow plow, snow blower, a new set of ag tires, a new set of turf tires on 23-12-12 wheels, and a spare complete motor. The 1250 with plow was pretty clean but looks to have been sitting for ages, the same for the one with a tiller on it. Both are complete.
He's asking $3500 cash for the lot but I suppose he may take less.
I was thinking the price was nuts at first but when I started to price out all the items separate it sounded like a hell of a deal. The cheapest loader I found for sale was $1500 alone, not to mention all the rest of the stuff, and the two tractors.
he won't separate any of it.
The 1250 felt tight and didn't look like its seen much use over the years. He didn't have any decks though but I'm more interested in these for garden use. I don't need a big mower.
The way I see it is like this,
$1500 for the Johnson loader, with original weight box
$400 for the tiller,
$100 for the dirt plow,
$100 for the disc
$100 for the snow plow
$100 for the snow blower
$800 for the 1250 tractor
$500 for the second tractor
$100 for the spare motor
$250 for the two new 23-12-12 turf tires and rims
$300 for the two ag tires on 15" rims
He's also got another set of 23-12-12 ag tires to go with the deal at his asking price.
There's also a few odds and ends from what appears to have been another 1250 tractor that he parted out, a spare fender pan, hood, rims, front wheels, axle, dash, etc.