Just sold it today , was happy and sad to see her drive away in the back of a pick up truck. She is gone to a good home and I have invited him to join these forums for help,parts, or talk. He got the tractor, mower deck, and a bunch of misc. parts and traded me a pistol and 100.00.
At first I didn't want the offer but his email stood out to me. With the way he was so kind about his offer as I could tell he has sent this same offer to others before. He has a real bad itch for a "garden tractor" that he could use to mow with for now and eventually fix up and get other attachments for in the future. He stated in his email that he wanted a Simplicity so here I was thinking geee I have a tractor I don't want and cant drive it needs a bit to restore still and have shifted my passion to having Sears Suburbans instead so what the heck its a fair offer I'll take it.
As we got to talking (several hours) we are hitting it off. I am showing him what I know about the tractor and where I got with it , pointing out things in needs, decided not to be stingy and gave him as much spare parts as I could think he may need like an extra starter gen, updraft carb parts, extra bevel gear box, new battery etc.
Now I know I didn't get the best of deals here as far as money value is concern....but this was one of the best deals I have made. I now have a place to put another tractor and a better way to protect it. I also get to know that my project has move on to someone that "really" appreciates it. He reminded me of me when I got the tractor I feel he is gong to finish it off and put the old girl back to work. Funny thing is he has a bad left knee so this will be perfect for him.
Anyway thank you for allowing me to advertise this tractor here hope you enjoy the story of the sale as well as gain a new tractor member.
Have not sold anything that has been listed on this site before ....Do you site moderators do that for us? or can someone tell me how to I can't find it...