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#1 ACB112Guy OFFLINE  

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Posted January 28, 2015 - 07:25 PM

Found this 72 Simplicity 4040 locally. Rough shape. guy says he drove it to where it sits here in the pic about 3 years ago and it needs a starter. among countless other things I can only imagine by the way it looks. comes with the deck and a 60" blade. which are in decent shape. Anyone have any experience with these and might know how easy/hard it is to get parts, find attachments, etc?

 

im considering just offering scrap prices (about $150) because i think it could be a cool machine to someday get going. too much or good deal you think?

 

shes rough, but the hoods in good shape. doesnt seem to be anything that many hours of bodywork wont cure, cosmetically anyway.

 

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Edited by ACB112Guy, January 28, 2015 - 07:27 PM.

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Posted January 28, 2015 - 07:46 PM

The price you threw out is where I would start also. You can find lots of stuff for these, if your patient and have a large budget. That fender looks like it would be fun to get back in shape.

 

Stand back, someone's gonna start chucking tomatoes at me when I say this: Parted out, that thing will get you your money back plus some.


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 08:02 PM

The price you threw out is where I would start also. You can find lots of stuff for these, if your patient and have a large budget. That fender looks like it would be fun to get back in shape.

 

Stand back, someone's gonna start chucking tomatoes at me when I say this: Parted out, that thing will get you your money back plus some.

At the rate old GT's are being parted out we should be all done with them in 15-20 years so the next generation can get back to old cars and bikes. :poke: :smilewink:


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 08:11 PM

See, Jim's already getting his arm warmed up. Luckily, the first one was a knuckleball.


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 08:32 PM

I would love to have one of those. They are a good tractor. I would get it running and use it. Not a big fan of buying and parting out either. To much of that going on. Our hobby will be without more units before long.  Good luck in getting it and with what ever you do with it. Let us know.                                     Roger.


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 08:48 PM

I would absolutely pay $150 for that.  I've paid more for less. :D


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Posted January 28, 2015 - 08:49 PM

    I would say go for it, Even if you spent $200 on it you would be good.  get it home and tear into it a bit to find out what is wrong with it, if it is to much to get fixed or to much $$ to invest then you can go the partout route.  I have never had one of those big simplicity's but wouldn't mind having one.   SOOOOOOOOO if it doesn't work out ?????? :D

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Posted January 28, 2015 - 11:44 PM

Stand back, someone's gonna start chucking tomatoes at me when I say this: Parted out, that thing will get you your money back plus some.

 

You actually looked like you enjoyed the attention.

 

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Posted January 29, 2015 - 07:36 AM

I have a few simplicitys in my herd of horses, one of the few brands I deem worthy to run with the herd. now that I've taken the heat off you its yours do with it as you please but you wont be sorry spending a little time and money on that one, great classic well built machine, ps I just sold a blade for one of those for $150 


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Posted January 29, 2015 - 10:14 AM

I would be all over it as the 3Pt alone is worth a lot more then you are thinking of offering. I would bet that the starter isn't the issue, but the wiring to the starter, mine had the same issues and had to pull the engine to get to the starter. Would make a great start to a diesel conversion. :thumbs:

 

 

Just looked at the last photo enlarged and this tractor also has the rear PTO which is another big $$$ item.


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Posted January 29, 2015 - 10:40 AM

awesome! i will be making the offer today. hopefully.. the guy goes for it. ill update when the deal is done. or he rejects it.  thanks for the input. 

 

ps: parting it out would be a LAST RESORT. im into collecting. not reselling. but it is nice to have the option. I have no use for the mower deck which is in nice shape. that may be the only thing i would part with. however.. even tho i dont plan on ever using it, i still am always hesitant to get rid of any attachments for any of my machines. just seems to take away from the collection. but we will see. 



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Posted January 29, 2015 - 11:40 AM

If it were me, I'd keep the deck with the tractor. even if you don't use it. Makes it easier to sell if/when you decide to part with it.


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Posted January 29, 2015 - 12:45 PM

I agree kenny. its why I have 2 AC b112 mower decks which i will never use probably lol 



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Posted January 29, 2015 - 01:00 PM

That tractor is a workhorse of a tractor. The Sunstrand 15 3 speed hydro is a great transmission. Don't let that one go!
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