A friend called. He bought 4 farm tractors in a package deal to get this one. This is also the one I wanted out of the group.
The other three were John Deere's, a "B", a "A" and a "G" . They have all been setting a decade. Owner passed and widow finally decided they needed to go. My friend married into the family so he got a smoking deal. He just wants this one because it has wide front and 3point. I want it because it has live hydraulics and live PTO.
My TO 30 Ferguson has neither.
He asked if I'd get this one running for him. I said "sure! drop it in front of my shop".
I live for the challenge. Well, it didn't take long. Purrs like a kitten.
He had a buddy that wanted the B and G so I never even saw them.
I hooked him up with a co-worker of mine that has been looking for an "A" Deere like his big brother had many years ago. An early styled one with the high/low tranny. Both parties are thrilled.
In selling the Deere's he actually has a profit and this tractor.
My friend put a pic of this one on his facebook page and got an unsolicited offer of $3250 cash on the spot! Exhaust had always been covered on all of them but he didn't even know if the engine was locked at the time. He told the guy it may be locked and the guy says the offer stands.
SOOooooo, I am assuming the wide front is worth 3250. Could that be?