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#1 SimplyRad OFFLINE  

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Posted May 23, 2017 - 09:03 AM

Here is an interesting item.

 

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Posted May 23, 2017 - 10:01 AM

20$ in scrap metal, 50 in tires, and 25 in paint, makes the value 250, until you put that jd sticker on it and that always adds another 0 to the end.


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 11:13 AM

20$ in scrap metal, 50 in tires, and 25 in paint, makes the value 250, until you put that jd sticker on it and that always adds another 0 to the end.

 

I think your costs are little off, but even so, if you think about fabrication time, most of us would probably have 'minimum" of 15-20 hours and shop fab rates at a minimum of $60-70 per hour your still up in the 1000-1500 range. Would it be too high for me to buy, yea, but when you consider the time to build it, it's not in outer space.

 

 

There is a local guy in my county who comes to the tractor shows, he has built a few scale tractors and implements

 

 

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Posted May 23, 2017 - 11:18 AM

20$ in scrap metal, 50 in tires, and 25 in paint, makes the value 250, until you put that jd sticker on it and that always adds another 0 to the end.


There's a lot of work that goes into something like that, that is a factory running gear, they are not cheap, he probably has close to $800 in parts with the running gear, plus a lot of fabrication time. His price is still a little high but $250 is just an insult imo.
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Posted May 23, 2017 - 12:28 PM

I don't think he used scrap metal



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Posted May 23, 2017 - 12:31 PM

There's a lot of work that goes into something like that, that is a factory running gear, they are not cheap, he probably has close to $800 in parts with the running gear, plus a lot of fabrication time. His price is still a little high but $250 is just an insult imo.

Yeah i was off on prices, but my point came across. My dads shop gets paid around 60$ per hour, and he gets paid around 28$ per hour. He could make that in anywhere from 2 hours, to 5 hours, if he had parts cut out. Not trying to insult, as time is money, but that seems excessive to me



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Posted May 23, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Yeah i was off on prices, but my point came across. My dads shop gets paid around 60$ per hour, and he gets paid around 28$ per hour. He could make that in anywhere from 2 hours, to 5 hours, if he had parts cut out. Not trying to insult, as time is money, but that seems excessive to me

But your still leaving out major time components.
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Posted May 23, 2017 - 01:11 PM

637Yeoman, aren't you supposed to be in school ? ?


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 01:31 PM

Wow...that looks really cool though...

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Posted May 23, 2017 - 01:54 PM

637Yeoman, aren't you supposed to be in school ? ?

Im out now, but i was in study hall, with nothing to do at the time lol



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Posted May 23, 2017 - 02:15 PM

Sorry if i offended any of you, i see this too often though. Something Jd sells for way more than its worth, altho, this might be one of the best jd deals ive seen in a while. But, when you see an old fertilizer bag sell for close to 1000$..


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 04:58 PM

637Yeoman, aren't you supposed to be in school ? ?

I was thinking MTF  :smilewink:  :smilewink:


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 08:54 PM

Really nice job on that wagon although it is pricey for us "regular" guys.  Somebody with cash who really wants it will pay & personally I could never put something that nice together from scratch.


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Posted May 23, 2017 - 11:07 PM

That wagon is pretty much awesome.

I bought an antique rolltop desk on an auction 20 years ago. It was in pieces. Lots of little pieces. It was black walnut. I restored that desk to like new condition. My FIL helped with the roll top, something I hadn't done before. It turned out beautiful. When I decided to sell it, my FIL thought I should ask $1,500. I shot for double that, and sold it for somewhere in between.

Why? Because this America, where people who build mini gravity wagons can sell them for whatever price they deem fit.
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Posted May 24, 2017 - 06:35 AM

I have too much gravity for a "mini" gravity wagon.






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