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#1 inkman232001 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 22, 2011 - 07:47 PM

Hello, I have a chance to pick up a JD STX38 1989 model, yellow deck for 200.00..

It runs and is in real nice shape. If i get it im just getting it to resell. Im not much for the John Deeres so i know nothing about them. It comes with a double bager to. So my questions are is it worth 200? and if so how much could i sell it for?. thanks in advance

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 06:10 AM

1989 would be the first year for the STX38. It was designed to compete against the Sears and other entry level lawn tractors. It should have a 12.5 hp Kohler Command engine on it and a 5 speed gear drive transmission with a 38 inch, 2 bladed deck. The STX series are notoriously for the hoods cracking and breaking at the hinges. It's hard to find a STX that still has it's hood, especially one with a complete hood.

It's hard to place a value as value is dependent on location, condition, time of season, etc. Pictures would help. I can tell you that the STXs, though good little mowers, doesn't have the prestige, nor the durability and heavy construction of other Deere products.

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 10:23 AM

well I bought it yesterday. Figure if it dosnt sell it will make a good grass cutter for me. This weekend I'm going to pick up the bager for it and all the original books that camewith it. Turns out I'm the second owner of the tractor. Got it from a friend who bought it brand new but just had to sell it cause of money problems.



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Posted August 23, 2011 - 10:26 AM

That looks pretty good. It will make a nice little mower if you decide to keep it.

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Posted August 23, 2011 - 08:42 PM

I'd think you could get $400-$450+ for it fairly fast with a better seat. Maybe more with the bagger if you are willing to wait for the right buyer. I'd hold on to it until Spring when the mower market peaks.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 12:08 PM

You got a good deal on that unit.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 12:56 PM

Before you posted the pics, I thought no profit really to speak of to be had. But seeing the pics, she looks really nice, except for that seat. Replace the seat & make $200 to $300 above investment next spring.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 02:37 PM

To bad about the seat. You may be able to score a good used one somewhere. Even a basic seat like that is quite expensive new. I have seen the rebuilding kits for sale occasionally for a good price. New foam and cover and you do the labour.

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Posted August 29, 2011 - 11:09 PM

well i got a new seat off another deal i found, a friend of mine bought the same tractor and it had no seat, so he bought a new one. Now he did this a year ago and the tractor has been sitting at my friends house since then with the seat still in the box. His tractor has no hood at all, so i called him up over the weekend to see if he wanted to unload it. I got the tractor and the new seat for 60.00. Put the new seat on mine and just sold it today for 550.00. All in all i think i did all right for my first JD investment.

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Posted August 31, 2011 - 10:10 PM

:thumbs: that's the way! Gives you the chance to buy another Allis Simplicity. LOL




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