On my way to work there's a mower repair shop that I can pass if I take a different route and parked out front are some of the mtd made lawn tractors so I never really bothered to stop. Well I've been looking for a mower deck for the green weenie (AKA turf trac) since itll be my main mower. On the way to work this morning I seen tucked underneath a pine tree I seen a familiar sight. The front end of a old style mtd like mine!! Well after I got off work I was afraid the shop was closed but I stopped anyways and looked at it. Well after pulling into the parking lot the owner who lives next door came out to greet me. This wasn't a 990 like what I have, it had smaller rear tires and was gear driven and had the mower deck with it. I had heard rumors about how expensive everything at this place was so I was expecting a big price tag and boy was I right. He said he didn't really want to part with it but I asked him what it would take for him to let it go. He came right out and said 400$. Are you serious????! I about died standing there and just shook my head. So after talking to him for a bit we both walked around his collection in his field (sorry guys forgot to take pictures but there wasn't much to be honest). He had a few gravelys, 3 cubs, very few sears, and the rest was mid to late 70's and 80's MTD products. But I could tell it was his personal collection just by the way he priced things. Here's a few prices that threw me into shock:
1974 sears st10. Had some rust on it but no mower deck but had the 3 point. Asking price: 700$
19?? wheel horse c121. Ugly looking thing. Primer white with no motor or mower deck. Asking price: 500$
1970? Simplicity 728. Looks complete and original other than carb missing. I made an offer of 150$. His reaction? Ended up hurting his feelings.
There were a few more items but were mostly the MTD products. I can tell he didn't really want to sell any of them which is why he priced everything so high. So none the less im quite sure that I wont be back anytime soon because of these prices. Nice guy but at those prices im not ready to do business.