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#1 pappysMF OFFLINE  

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Posted January 01, 2016 - 02:39 PM

Onan 16 hp engine was totally rebuilt 10 hours ago, all sheet metal is straight with only surface rust on the paint (it was stored inside for the last 14 years), both new front tires and tubes, rear tires are dry rotted and will not hold air, seat pad and cover is shot, mower deck operates as it should, comes with the front mount blade, will need a battery. No rear 3 point or PTO unfortunately. I have the hood off to work on the wiring.

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Posted January 01, 2016 - 02:48 PM

Tough question... what ones willing to pay ?.... put a price on it based on your investment into it, totally rebuilding an Onan had to be costly ! Documentation of such will help on its selling points, as it sits now you have to consider a few knocks on price due to what some may consider "project stage". I certainly would start with my investment price and entertain any reasonable offer. Good luck.
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Posted January 01, 2016 - 02:59 PM

I hear ya' on the rebuild documentation. The gentleman I bought it from said the rebuild cost his dad $1000 but he has no paperwork on it (he recently passed away). I can trust him though (longtime friends) but I'm not sure how far that will get me on the resale.
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Posted January 01, 2016 - 03:07 PM

If you're going to sell it, the price of a battery is a worthwhile investment, IMO. Since it has a rebuilt engine, you might want to be able show that part off.
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Posted January 01, 2016 - 03:20 PM

Yeah, I would let the potential buyer hear it run and drive it around.
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Posted January 01, 2016 - 03:22 PM

I am unable to find any recent sales of the 1655 to base my price off of. Is $1000 to much? Not enough?
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Posted January 01, 2016 - 03:47 PM

Definitely pick up a cheap battery, Wal-Mart type and put it in there.  Or better yet if you have one that is a couple years old put it in there and get you a good Interstate for your own.  A tractor don't sell well without a battery.


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Posted January 01, 2016 - 05:02 PM

I bought my 155 in 2012, running with 54 deck and rear 5' blade for $400. Switch was busted for deck son didn't know if it worked.  After I got home, starter bolt broke and let down a rode of pulled motor, new belts, driveshaft and other parts. I have about 800 in it now. 

I would say maybe 6-800?


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Posted January 01, 2016 - 05:14 PM

Thanks Tahoe, that gives me a good base.

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Posted January 01, 2016 - 05:38 PM

I should proof read... I have an 1855 not 155 


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Posted January 01, 2016 - 05:38 PM

I'll open bids at $200!

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Posted January 01, 2016 - 08:16 PM

So true....a tractor or motorcycle sells easier if it starts!!


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Posted January 01, 2016 - 08:42 PM

I'll open bids at $200!



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Posted January 01, 2016 - 08:53 PM

Not Yet! Look below my post, says.......Getting out of the Hobby THIS year!  Year just started! :smilewink:


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Posted January 04, 2016 - 07:53 AM

Not Yet! Look below my post, says.......Getting out of the Hobby THIS year!  Year just started! :smilewink:

If your like the rest of us it will take you the rest of this year to get rid if all your stuff  :smilewink:

 

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