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#1 chieffan ONLINE  

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Posted December 10, 2014 - 07:15 PM

I asked about 2 he had listed and this is the only photo he sent back.  Have no idea yet if it runs, good transmission, blower OK or anything about it.  Not to back a looking machine from the picture.  He didn't state a price as he don't usually sell complete tractors, just parts.  But he did ask what I would offer.  That kind of leaves the door wide open and I am not that familiar with the prices.

 

The tractor is in Iowa on the West side South of Sioux City.  Over a 2 hour drive for me.  What ya thunk?

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Posted December 10, 2014 - 07:31 PM

Its what ever your willing to pay for it...........  :deadhorse:  :deadhorse:  :deadhorse:  :wallbanging:


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 07:44 PM

  He didn't state a price as he don't usually sell complete tractors, just parts.  But he did ask what I would offer. 

 

That's because scrap prices have sunk out of site, and he wants maximum $ with minimal labor into it. At current prices, that tractor is worth $47.


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 07:46 PM

I don't mean to be facetious, but if you don't know anything about it, a safe bet is scrap value.  That is always my offer when a seller won't give me any information about the tractor.  There are some parts off of it is probably worth that at least. 

 

Otherwise, you will have to know more about it. 

 

It looks to have the original Wisconsin, so you are going in the right direction as far as completeness goes. 

 

Tube frame prices are not as good as large frame prices. 

 

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Posted December 10, 2014 - 07:47 PM

Oh gosh... I just realized I posted something the same time as Cat and said the exact same thing.

 

The cops will be after me in a minute, no doubt.  I hope the asylum I end up in has good wifi.

 

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Posted December 10, 2014 - 07:51 PM

Oh gosh... I just realized I posted something the same time as Cat and said the exact same thing.

 

Another one! Welcome to the dark side.


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 08:21 PM

I replied and ask for more information.  Mainly why is it at his salvage yard, what issues that he knows of, etc.  As for scrap prices they must still be up in this area as guys are paying $250 to $300 cash for a car that don't run with in 50 miles.

 

Still would want to see and look it over good before I made any offers.  Without the engine running, you can't tell if the transmission is good or bad.  Kind of like buying a pig in a poke I think.


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 08:23 PM

Another one! Welcome to the dark side.

 

Yeah, its dark alright.  And I've already got something stuck in my throat that I need to eject onto the nearest sofa.

 

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Posted December 10, 2014 - 08:35 PM

I replied and ask for more information.  Mainly why is it at his salvage yard, what issues that he knows of, etc.  As for scrap prices they must still be up in this area as guys are paying $250 to $300 cash for a car that don't run with in 50 miles.

 

Still would want to see and look it over good before I made any offers.  Without the engine running, you can't tell if the transmission is good or bad.  Kind of like buying a pig in a poke I think.

 

Bingo right there. Also looks like its missing one side cover and the lift rod for the blower is more ways bent then I ever seen one.


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 08:38 PM

Steel scrap price for autos is $115/ton around here. That tractor and blower is 820 pounds.

 

I did miss the wheel weights. Throw another $10 on.


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Posted December 10, 2014 - 09:46 PM

This thread is taking on kind of a Biblical side . Learning something new all the time .
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Posted December 10, 2014 - 10:17 PM

Offer him $100.00,weights are worth that
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Posted December 10, 2014 - 10:26 PM

No statement about ran when parked ?  mmmm........   scrap price .


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 01:56 AM

the tractor running is worth 150 bucks,...the blower is worth 150 bucks...the tractor originally had a Tecumseh on it.  a 1256 is hydrastat and hydraulic lift...


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Posted December 11, 2014 - 03:12 AM

I got a little information back from him.  He said he buys them to part out and usually don't sell whole tractors.  BUT - he has whole tractors listed for sale on his Facebook page and several that is listed as sold.  That tells me to start backing off.  He did say the 1256 ran and the thrower was good.  Coming from a scrapper, I think I will pass.

 

Also has a 1250 bare bones tractor, no seat, looks a little rough I may take a stab at but there again, going to be low dollar at best.

 

Thanks for the info on this.  Gives me a better idea where the prices fall but always a big difference on location.  Lot more plentiful; out East than in this area.






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