I haven't been around much lately. My Case 446 just isn't big enough to do any real work, so I just parked it and got busy with other things.
I have been thinking about how a loader tractor of some kind would really be nice and help me get a lot more done around home. After scooping 25 heaping wheelbarrow loads of sawdust, with more to move and needing to spread a few tons of rock under my new deck, I started thinking a lot more.
I saw this little tractor on a friday 3 miles from home, and the auction was going to be the next day. Cub Cadet 5234D, 270 hours, MFWD, 3 cylinder diesel, PTO, CAT 1 3 pt hitch
I had to set my limit at $4000 and I figured it would go for a lot more. I started it at $2000 and it went in $500 jumps until someone else got in ahead of me at $4000. The spotter looked to me for $4500 and I said no, figuring I was out. The auctioneer couldn't get it so he tried $4250. The spotter looked to me again and I shook my head and said $4100.
$40 at a parts yard and an hours work later, it's all better.
Edited by freedhardwoods, June 22, 2015 - 06:22 PM.