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#1 TooMuchSidewalk OFFLINE  

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Posted December 18, 2017 - 08:25 PM

Hi y'all!

New here and have a question.

 

I live in northern Wyoming and have been shopping for snow removal options for awhile and decided to go with garden tractor with snow attachments. I have about 500 ft of sidewalk and a small parking area in front of my shop.

 

I have found a local offer for the following package:

 

a GT17 re-powered with an 18 horse briggs with 50 hours, Snow Blower, Tiller, Mower Deck, Front Blade, Chains, Rear Weight Box.

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an S16H with the original kohler, tiller, mower deck, cultivator

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The asking price is $2950.

 

I am going to look at them Thursday with cash in hand. Is this a reasonable price? What should I offer?

 

Thanks!


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Posted December 18, 2017 - 08:39 PM

That is a lot more than just pocket change. At the same time, it is much more than just a tractor. If it is what you need and can use, it will be worth much more to you than a collector. I would offer several hundred less to see if he has a good counter offer.
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Posted December 18, 2017 - 08:55 PM

With prices varying so much in different areas, hard to say what it might be around you. I see $300-600 for a good running blower and $150-300 for other attachments here in Pennsylvania. The re power with low hours is a definitely a plus.
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Posted December 18, 2017 - 09:03 PM

It would most likely cost you more for new equipment, ( 1 tractor with deck, 1 snowblower etc )

It sounds like you want workers not collectors

tell him  lets start at  2500  and see where we end up


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Posted December 18, 2017 - 09:53 PM

Yes, I need workers! And they need to start when it is below 0... They'll be parked inside. I was thinking leaving the blade on one and the blower on the other. Are the attachments interchangeable? Come spring, I will be tilling a garden also. I had an offer of $2400 in my mind so I wasn't too far off. I should have a better feel for it after seeing them in person. I'll keep you posted!


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Posted December 18, 2017 - 10:19 PM

 

 

I should have a better feel for it after seeing them in person. I'll keep you posted!

 

If they turn out to be what you want here's hoping you can agree on a suitable price.

Good luck. 


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Posted December 18, 2017 - 10:26 PM

Yes, I need workers! And they need to start when it is below 0... They'll be parked inside. I was thinking leaving the blade on one and the blower on the other. Are the attachments interchangeable? Come spring, I will be tilling a garden also. I had an offer of $2400 in my mind so I wasn't too far off. I should have a better feel for it after seeing them in person. I'll keep you posted!

All those pictured will interchange. The S series and the GT series are part of the 931 series, same basic frame and all attachments will switch.
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Posted December 19, 2017 - 12:24 AM

they are bringing more money than I ever thought they would....

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Posted December 19, 2017 - 01:03 AM

Welcome to GTT. Go to our Manuals Section and download the Owners Manuals for both tractors. Read up on them before you go to look at them. The snow blower can be painfull in windy conditions. Look for a cab for the GT with the blower. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted December 19, 2017 - 09:29 AM

Thanks boyscout! I downloaded the manuals and have spent too much time going over them :D If I understand it correctly, the basic operational premise of these machines is that the engine drives a hydraulic pump which operates everything else. I like it, I like it a lot! So does the engine run at a constant rpm with ground speed being controlled by varying hydraulic pressure?



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Posted December 19, 2017 - 08:30 PM

That is correct. Steady engine speed and varying ground speed. Very nice for mowing or snow blowing.
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Posted December 21, 2017 - 12:28 PM

okay. Going to look at this set up this afternoon. For about the same price I can get a new tractor with more hp and just a blade. Asking for opinions here. Which way would most of you go? I am leaning towards the Ariens but the warranty on a new Cub Cadet or JD is appealing.


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Posted December 21, 2017 - 12:43 PM

You are getting two tractors with implements for that price.


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Posted December 21, 2017 - 12:54 PM

You are getting two tractors with implements for that price.

That's why i'm leaning toward the Ariens. I don't have much grass around the house so the mower deck won't be used except for weeds on the lot behind the shop. I will use a tiller quite a bit. From what I've seen here, parts for these old rides are fairly easy to come by so I guess a warranty isn't a big deal especially since I would have to haul it at least 100 miles for repair.


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Posted December 21, 2017 - 01:22 PM

Plowing snow with a new Cub Cadet or equal size JD will give more trouble in about a year or two.




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