We all know that our hobby can become addictive. This weekend, I could have bought 3 good deals but I passed on two.
The first was an MF14 with mower and tiller. It ran last fall but overheated because of a mouse nest. It looked nice and was $250 in the town next to me. He described what happened and I figured that it was just a blown head gasket. He really liked the tractor. I told him how to fix it and recomended that he keep it. That was the first deal passed on.
I had aquired a Bolens Huski Gardener with a Wisconsin ABN engine earlier this week. It was a freebie and the guy took a Craftsman with him so, it was a wash. The engine needs work. Cl had an ABN on a pump for sale in the town north of me. I went to look at it, and the guy recognized me from selling me a 110 deck at Zagray in the spring. We talked for quite a while. I just wasn't sure about engine and passed on it.
Today there was this ad on CL:
Wheel Horse C175 - $100
Wheel Horse C175 for parts or repair. Hydrostatic transmission, hyd lift deck and plow. $100. Call or text
I called and went to look at it. There was an older bearded guy(not as old as me) there who recognized me. It took me a minute to realize he was an old friend from the 80s. The seller was his son. The engine runs and it came with a plow and big mower deck. I bought it and we talked for over an hour. Maybe I shouldn't have bought this but I have a parts tractor for it already.
For this weekend, I rejected two and bought one. Good Luck, Rick
Edited by boyscout862, August 13, 2017 - 05:31 PM.