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New 1979 1614 Power King - $10000 (Cowden, Il)


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#1 Little Irish Men ONLINE  

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Posted December 02, 2014 - 07:49 PM

http://stlouis.craig...4756342634.html

 

Yes here is  another  one that might make you laugh or make you mad . Let us know what you all think .


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 08:46 PM

There might be somebody that would pay that but not me. Nice looking tractor, but $10,000 ??????? Don't think so.


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 09:11 PM

Couple years ago there WERE some brand new, in the crate tractors and a couple on old shop floor that were new and even those only went around $5000 I believe. AND, one's in crates or new have NO options most likely, they were added many times by the dealers. This one is a rebuild, not all new I take it. Very nice for sure, but way over-priced for me!


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Posted December 02, 2014 - 10:09 PM

Nice tractor but not worth $10,000 (in my opinion).


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 05:32 AM

At first I thought it was a case of adding one more 0 by accident.  After reding the ad, I guess not.  I hope he is prepared to sit on it for a while as you could by a good used 4 wheel drive SCUT for that kind of money.  He also should think about getting the colors closer to what they were from the factory.  Not talking about the orange but more things like the engine and air cleaner cover.  Both should be orange.  I don't understand why people always feel the need to paint the air cleaner cover black.  I guess it's to add some contrast and that's fine, whatever turns you on, just don't tell me that it looks like it did when it came from the factory.  The only air cleaner covers that were black were the 18hp kohlers to my knowledge. No doubt, this is a nice tractor and I hope he likes having it around because it won't be going anywhere soon.


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 05:45 AM

He may have that much into it if he did a proper restoration but no one is likely to pay that amount. people like this kill me... why restore a machine if you then intend to sell it? There's no money to be made in Restoring these machines.


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 07:08 AM

He specifically says every part is new. Could this tractor have been assembled from parts? I wouldn't advertise a restored tractor as new no matter how good it looked.


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 07:37 AM

How many do you get at that price? :bigrofl:


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 08:30 AM

He specifically says every part is new. Could this tractor have been assembled from parts? I wouldn't advertise a restored tractor as new no matter how good it looked.

Never thought about that but you may very well be right.  There has still been some painting though.  New kohler engines come gray, not black.  I didn't notice if it had a dipstick or not as all the new service engines do.  When I bought mine a couple years ago, they only had a couple left on the shelf.  If there is no dipstick on the steering wheel side, then this is probably a rebuilt engine unless he took the dipstick off like I did because it gets in the way of the sheet metal.

 

I just looked again and it very well may have a new service engine in it.  It's hard to tell since he painted it black.  I can't tell if I see a freeze plug behind the starter or not.


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 09:23 AM

Boy, what I could spend 10 grand on! I hate to say it but it wouldn't be on a GT. I would be on the outside looking in if my wife found out that I spent half that much on a tractor. I think he fell and bumped his head and isn't thinking straight.


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 12:43 PM

Sounds to me like his "pipe" is talkin'.


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Posted December 03, 2014 - 02:54 PM

Hi,
I have talked to the guy that has this one for sale. He constantly has one or more for sale. He also is looking to buy PK's.
I tried to sell a couple of "used" long hood pk's to him and he was not interested in tractors that he had to put much work/money into.
So, will some one buy this one for $10k, I hope not, there is no way that this tractor is worth it.

I will attach a pic of a true-new-nos 1984 PK 2414 that sold at auction in 2012 in Indiana from a dealership that closed in the mid 1980's and with 2 new tractors and a lot of nos and used parts. Mission Mfg bought this tractor for ~$6k and resold it to someone in Pa not long after.

Chuck

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Posted December 03, 2014 - 05:07 PM

I think he watched too many house flipping shows on TV and had a brain fart, "Hey, I could do that with lawn and garden tractors!"


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Posted December 06, 2014 - 10:54 PM

Very very nice tractor, but the price,,,,way way to high. IMHO

Glenn




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