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#1 freedhardwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2015 - 05:54 PM

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.

 

I got it!!! big-dancing-banana-smiley-emoticon.gif

 

I hauled it home on my pickup. When I got home, I loosened the back strap first. facepalm-gesture-smiley-emoticon.gif :wallbanging:

 

$40 at a parts yard and an hours work later, it's all better.

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Edited by freedhardwoods, June 22, 2015 - 06:22 PM.

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#2 freedhardwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted June 22, 2015 - 05:58 PM

Where did the edit button go?



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Posted June 22, 2015 - 06:00 PM

It's still down there, just hiding from you.

 

Nice Cub you got there! Sorry about the window!


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 06:03 PM

It's still down there, just hiding from you.

Found it!


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 06:16 PM

You're gonna wonder why you waited this long to get something like this. It could very well become your new best friend. Great score there, congrats.


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 06:51 PM

Nice machine,you will get a lot of work done with that.
Sorry about the. Window. Why are the best learned lessons the ones we have to pay for?

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Posted June 22, 2015 - 07:04 PM

Low hours, diesel, loader = Great score! :thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

Maybe time for a headache rack on the truck? Years ago totaled a Ford flatbed, head-on collision. everything on the bed and I mean everything, hit the headache rack. Walked away. Without it who knows. Doubt the back of the cab would have stopped several hundred pounds of steel pins, lumber, troweling machine, compactor, etc. Just saying...


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Posted June 22, 2015 - 09:55 PM

That was a regular steal.  Maybe you can make $500 and I'll pay to ship it to VA.  I know you want to get rid of it after it tore up your window.

 

Low hours, diesel, loader = Great score! :thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

Maybe time for a headache rack on the truck? Years ago totaled a Ford flatbed, head-on collision. everything on the bed and I mean everything, hit the headache rack. Walked away. Without it who knows. Doubt the back of the cab would have stopped several hundred pounds of steel pins, lumber, troweling machine, compactor, etc. Just saying...

 

I wouldn't run a flatbed without one, either.

 

Ben W.


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Posted June 23, 2015 - 05:27 AM

You   LUCKY DOG !!!      Your going to fine that  tractor/loader/3pt so handy , little jobs that you would use a cart or wheel barrow become easier , so many things your going to find


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Posted June 23, 2015 - 04:18 PM

Nice machine,you will get a lot of work done with that.
Sorry about the. Window. Why are the best learned lessons the ones we have to pay for?

I've always said everything I've learned cost time, pain, money, or sometimes all 3.

 

That was a regular steal.  Maybe you can make $500 and I'll pay to ship it to VA.  I know you want to get rid of it after it tore up your window.

 

Ben W.

I think I'll give it another chance to behave since it followed me home so cheap.

 

 

Low hours, diesel, loader = Great score! :thumbs:  :thumbs:

 

Maybe time for a headache rack on the truck? Years ago totaled a Ford flatbed, head-on collision. everything on the bed and I mean everything, hit the headache rack. Walked away. Without it who knows. Doubt the back of the cab would have stopped several hundred pounds of steel pins, lumber, troweling machine, compactor, etc. Just saying...

 

 

I wouldn't run a flatbed without one, either.

 

Ben W.

That pickup has a rear end seal out with water in the rear end, needs back brake work, and the bed is shot. Sometime soon I'm going to pull off the bed and do the other work while it's easy to get to, then build a new bed. Adding a headache rack wouldn't be much more work. :thumbs:

 

Now I have something to help get the old bed off. :D

 

 

You   LUCKY DOG !!!      Your going to fine that  tractor/loader/3pt so handy , little jobs that you would use a cart or wheel barrow become easier , so many things your going to find

A lot of jobs I've been putting off don't look nearly as hard now.


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Posted June 23, 2015 - 04:21 PM

"Rookie" mistakes normally cost money! :poke:



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Posted June 24, 2015 - 08:01 AM

experience is dearly bought !



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Posted June 24, 2015 - 03:43 PM

"Rookie" mistakes normally cost money! :poke:

20 years of flatbedding and I took the back strap off first. A rookie could have said he didn't know better. I guess I'll use the excuse that I was excited. :brain_fart:


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Posted June 25, 2015 - 07:40 AM

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