Posted July 18, 2011 - 03:09 PM
WOW!!! What a weekend!! A few posts back i was talking about a 653 i seen sitting for sale in a small town near my cabin. After much thought and the fact that it was still there this weekend when i went to the cabin to spend time with my family, I talked to the man again about the tractor and he was firm on the 200 bucks he wanted for it. I left to think about it a little more. After thinking about it i made my mind up to buy it. Not having my trailer with me i went to a local friend i have in town and got a trailer from him. The trailer was sitting in the weeds and was full of a lot of junk and took some time to get it ready to run down the road. After getting the trailer i headed to the mans home to get the tractor. There was not any room to pull off the road at the mans home so i had to park about one block away. I walked to his house and we made the deal. 200 bucks and i get the tractor with plow and wheel weights and tire chains. The plow and chains were on the tractor but the wheel weights were not. I could not get the tractor to run so i set the weights on the seat and started to roll the tractor to the side walk. One front tire and one back tire ended up being flat but could roll. As it was down hill most of the way to my trailer i thought i would just go on and push it. I had my girl freind along and had her helping(she is a great girl). The tire chains made the rolling tractor bounce a lot and the wheel weights wanted to keep falling off the seat. After getting most of the way to my trailer, I hear someone yelling sir sir, So i look up to see a young man running after us with money in his hand. Now i am thinking, Is this guy going to try and buy this from me before i even get it loaded on my trailer? NOPE!!!! He gets to me and says, I can't let you have that tractor for 200 bucks!!! I said what do you mean??? He tells me that tractor is my dads tractor and the man that sold it to you is not the owner and was not aloud to sell it. Turns out that the man i have been talking to is the brother of the owner and was not aloud to sell it. I told the young man that i did not want any trouble and i would take my money back but i WAS NOT!!! pushing it back up the hill to his house. He said that was fine and before i could say any more there were two more guys there. I guess they got it moved because the next time i went by it was gone. The young man told me that the tractor is indeed for sale but not for 200. They think it is worth 350 and i think they will have it a long time for that price.