I found a local guy here in NC with about 30 to 40 tractors and buildings full of parts and pieces all for sale. Trying to determine which tractors would be of more value to restore most are sears.
Found a Local Goldmine full of tractors and parts
Posted February 09, 2017 - 09:34 AM
Welcome to the forum! All I can say is WOW!
- boyscout862 said thank you
Posted February 09, 2017 - 10:44 AM
Nice find. You will have to go slow as a find like that could make you or break you.
Posted February 09, 2017 - 11:47 AM
It depends on what you plan to do with them.
Fix them to resell?
Depends on how much work they need. Not a large enough price value between years and models to say which ones will make the best profit. IF ANY!!
Restore for a collection?
The older suburbans with as many attachments you can find. ( my opinion)
The newer bigger 16/6 or something on that line. They are heavier and usually have more HP.
This also depends on what you need to use it for? Mowing? Plowing ( mold board)? Loader?
At the end of the day most of us just like tinkering with them and enjoy using them. Everyone has different capabilities , cash flow, space and time.
Good luck and keep us posted. And ask as many questions as you need , plenty of people here to help .
Edited by TomLGT195, February 09, 2017 - 11:48 AM.
Posted February 09, 2017 - 11:53 AM
Welcome go for one and enjoy if you need help this is the place
Posted February 09, 2017 - 12:24 PM
Several looked like the Lawn Mower type. I would pass on them and stay with the bigger units. If you can do like was said prior, get all the attachments you can to go with it. Bare tractor aren't worth much if you can't find the attachments.
- oldedeeres said thank you
Posted February 09, 2017 - 02:10 PM
Welcome to the forum. Talk about jumping in at the deep end of the pool! You know what they say, just take one of everything and then decide what you like, lol.
Posted February 09, 2017 - 06:14 PM
- TomLGT195 said thank you
Posted February 09, 2017 - 08:02 PM
I can just hear the wife if I told her I found a hourd like that!!
- WNYTractorTinkerer said thank you
Posted February 09, 2017 - 10:52 PM
You never mentioned if he is selling as a lot or piecing it out. If you like to work on them it looks like a lifetime project. It is hard to Identify complete machines from the pictures incomplete machines are parts machines. In that mess you can't tell what came to him complete, or where the parts might be. If he is selling a little at a time it is a garden tractor scrap yard. If he is selling as a lot you can start a scrap yard. Could be a great way to dispose of a lot of money. I say approach with care and due diligence. Welcome Don
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Posted February 09, 2017 - 11:52 PM
Quite the treasure trove ya found there!
Price and condition will determine what you can buy & what to leave.. The Onan powered machine looks like a goody if it runs or just needs minor work.. Look for puddles or leaks.. Those are the ones to pass on unless the price allows you to dump a few $$$ in..
Let us know how you make out..
Posted February 10, 2017 - 11:35 AM
Posted February 10, 2017 - 08:56 PM
Posted February 10, 2017 - 08:59 PM
- TomLGT195 said thank you
Posted February 15, 2017 - 08:22 AM
Wow, look at all those Sears.
That SS16 grill looks unbroken, that's 150-200 by itself. I would be in heaven there.
Edited by TAHOE, February 15, 2017 - 08:22 AM.