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#1 twostacks OFFLINE  

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Posted May 18, 2015 - 12:25 PM

Hello all, a fellow co-worker of mine offered to me his dads 1978 Sears garden tractor. He couldn't tell me the model but he said it had an 18 horse Onan engine. He has a snowblower, front blade, garden plow, and mower deck for it. The tractor and attachments have had very little use as his dad only had about a half acre and a small driveway. I don't know the first thing about Sears tractors although I'm interested. ( Thanks Alan) He thinks he wants 1200 for everything. I think he's high at that price unless the equipment is immaculate. I asked for pictures, but I haven't gotten them yet. Is he out to lunch on he value?



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Posted May 18, 2015 - 05:02 PM

Couple three years ago i bought similar setup for $550 out of PA. Condition is a major consideration on value . Onans can be expensive to repair, but when they run, they are very strong.  It doesn't hurt to take a look. Tom


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Posted May 18, 2015 - 05:03 PM

I just realized it's a hydro, that could add value, but again condition. Take it for test drive. Good Luck


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Posted May 19, 2015 - 07:52 AM

I just realized it's a hydro, that could add value, but again condition. Take it for test drive. Good Luck

Thanks, I'm not getting my hopes up until I see it and drive it for sure.



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Posted May 19, 2015 - 08:06 AM

I think that price is a bit high, but on the flip side, a 1978 hydro suburban is pretty rare so take that for what's it worth.

If the upper grill is not broken, that is worth a lot by itself. There was an unbroken one on ebay a while back for $250.

If you break it down in parts, prices can vary depending on location, here are what they would be ball park in my area.

 

 

Tractor   $5-700 in good to great shape

mowing deck- $75-100

front blade $100-150

plow  $ 75-150

snowblower   $100-250


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Posted May 20, 2015 - 08:56 AM

Thanks TAHOE, your numbers are close to the numbers that I was thinking of too.


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