I started having problems with my back and leg (sciatica) last summer and it is messing with my ability to punch a time clock. Have decided to try making a few bucks with my GT hobby. Have posted ads seeking to rescue old fixer-upper garden tractors from barns and fields to tinker with and resell. Bought two Massey Ferguson collections. Rough looking stuff, but plenty of use left. Hoping you folks will help me determine fair asking prices. This is near Sault Ste Marie, MI.
Collection A is an ugly MF 14 that runs, and another for parts, along with attachments and books. Tractor starts, drives, and stops. PO warned me to keep one hand on the drive lever so it doesn't take off, hit a tree, and dent the hood again. The parts tractor was his baby. The engine had about 80 hours on a fulll rebuild when it started knocking. Engine is out, head and valve covers off. It appears that the wrist pin is loose. Might be easy fix. A person could make one nice tractor with the parts and sheet metal from both. At this point I am tempted to keep the hydro and transaxle from the parts unit. Rest of machine would go with sale. Included attachments are 2 mule drives, 2 MF 510 decks, a 520 snow blower, and a 550 tiller with dual extensions. All seem to be in good usable condition.
I don't want to be greedy and sit on these for a year. Would like to make a few bucks and get them into the right hands. What should I ask for this collection? Thanks in advance. Paul
Edited by Paulgo, March 13, 2016 - 03:44 PM.