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#1 MGP59DB ONLINE  

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Posted November 12, 2015 - 05:07 PM

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I am bidding on this tractor in a local auction- ends tonite at 9EST - high bid now is less than $100 - It looks nice - unmolested-I saw it in person . They say it runs - needs battery . Not my favorite thing but cheap is good :D has wheel weights. I could use those.


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 05:32 PM

Can only pay up to what YOU wish to spend. Those low prices go up real fast at end IF there are a lot of bidders. I've had many thinking they were mine, then someone got it for $1 or less on last few minutes when you couldn't see it.  OR, have gotten stuff as only bidder and was real happy, works both ways. Looking at pix w/out knowing much on it for running, $150 would be My max. Lots of those out there and not rare. Many times the ignition modules are what is bad on the Tec engines and kinda expensive to fix, this depends on if new enough for one of those though.


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 05:37 PM

The cast weights would go for at least $100 on ebay, so if you really liked the tractor you could go $250 easily.  But "supposed to run" is subjective to say the least, so it's a bit of a gamble going higher.


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 07:39 PM

I paid 250 for my Suburban 12 with the deck and plow. Unfortunately, it needed a CDI.
If it runs, that's a big deal that the CDI works, if it doesn't, you're $150 minimum for any kind of repair/replacement.
(Unless it has a points engine, then there are other options)
The wheel weights are $25-$50 items at flea markets.
You also will always find issues... I guess if I had to throw a number at it... Running and without major mechanical issues... $300 ?
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Posted November 12, 2015 - 08:08 PM

Arrg - It is over $125 now and that is more than I want to spend right now for an untested machine. I like it , but I am not in love with it. Looks like a good one  ,I just don't need it - was thinking to turn it over for a profit.  

But so far I am still winning a disc . and bottom turn plow for $5 and a DB seat for $8  . Some nice decorative cross cut saws for $3- 60" + 80" 

 

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OK - I went to $128 0n the Super - it is starting to feel like I should have it. Maybe I will go custom with it.


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Posted November 12, 2015 - 10:48 PM

I paid 250 for my Suburban 12 with the deck and plow. Unfortunately, it needed a CDI.
If it runs, that's a big deal that the CDI works, if it doesn't, you're $150 minimum for any kind of repair/replacement.
(Unless it has a points engine, then there are other options)
The wheel weights are $25-$50 items at flea markets.
You also will always find issues... I guess if I had to throw a number at it... Running and without major mechanical issues... $300 ?

i would like to know what flea market you go to. because around me those cast iron weights go for 100 to 150 per set.


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Posted November 13, 2015 - 07:56 AM

i would like to know what flea market you go to. because around me those cast iron weights go for 100 to 150 per set.


Bought a pair of bolens 50#ers for 60 at Ashtabula last summer with the white paint still on them. There were others there, but it was towards the end of the market and my wife told me I had spent my allowance.

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Posted November 13, 2015 - 09:23 AM

Bought a pair of bolens 50#ers for 60 at Ashtabula last summer with the white paint still on them. There were others there, but it was towards the end of the market and my wife told me I had spent my allowance.

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Posted November 13, 2015 - 06:07 PM

Hmmmm....

$128 took it ...

Now what the hell am I gonna do with it?

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HaHa - It ain't bad looking for a 67' , with all of these fantastic options :D

 

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Posted November 13, 2015 - 06:09 PM

Hmmmm....

$128 took it ...

Now what the hell am I gonna do with it?

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hmmm nice


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Posted November 13, 2015 - 06:13 PM

Very nice for that money! Even has wheel weights!


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Posted November 13, 2015 - 06:27 PM

This thing even has a cigarette lighter , how cool is that? LOL 

I have it on  the battery charger and can look it over good tomorrow . It is turning over with compression. That's a good sign.. It has oil .


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Posted November 13, 2015 - 08:22 PM

thats not a 67 look at dash unless someone changed it its a 68


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Posted November 13, 2015 - 10:03 PM

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OK - I miss identified it . subtle differences.

The engine pulley guard is different as well.

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Posted November 14, 2015 - 07:49 AM

Outstanding pickup! Congratulations!


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