Power King / Economy with loader
Posted September 14, 2011 - 06:47 PM
This is a great site that is awesome for info! For the most part I am in the Ford/Jacobsen area as I picked up an 80 Jackobsen 1450 this past mid summer. Love it and kinda hooked on the older tractors.
Anyway, I have a chance to pick up a 84 Power King with loader. I do not know at this time what model it is but looks to be good size. It comes with loader, v-plow, and a belly mower that looks brand new as it has not had much use. Tires look good with pretty good size and tall ag tires in rear. Paint is ok, could use some or run as is. The flaws that I know of are front tire he said is wobbly. Im thinking wheel bearing or something. He said it will run for 10 mins. and shut off. And he has to start with screwdriver on soleniod. Thats about it.
So my questions are since I know nothing about Power King Tractors are these;
1 If I give him an offer of $1800 to $2000 is this worth it? I have know Idea what it is worth!
2 Shutting of in 10 mins. Could be a coil? My experience level is ok but like to think I am a backyard know enough to keep it running or ask for help. Just trying to be honest here as I don't want to buy this thing and spend the next two weeks chasing a problem that I know nothing about.
3 Will this loader go high enough to load a 4x4 1-ton dump? I am a masonry contractor and really do not plan on using it for jobs but it would be handy to load my mortar sand. Its primary job would be around the house stuff, firewood, and loading sand.
I would most likely put the plow and mower in the shop or sell them because I have the Jacobsen for that.
Thanks for your help.
Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:38 PM
- Buck said thank you
Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:49 PM
I have 2414 Power King, which is what your's sounds like. The first two digits are the rear wheel size, the next two are the engine horsepower. Some of these had dual transmissions which give you a very low "creeper" gear. You can tell by the two gear shift levers in line front to rear. The front one sticks almost straight up, and the rear one is bent over almost parallel with the ground.
One weak area on these are the trannies--they work fine, but they don't seal well at the top and are often rusty inside. The trannies come out of a 30's vintage car, and, though they're available, the gear sets, etc. are getting scarce. You can find the trannies at times on eBay in the $250-$300 range.
All that being said, it's still a great little tractor. Front end loaders themselves typically start at about $1200-$1500 and go up from there. With the other accessories, you'd have a great setup. Offer him the $1,800 and see what he says...
Edited by Utah Smitty, September 14, 2011 - 07:56 PM.
- Buck said thank you
Posted September 14, 2011 - 07:57 PM
Posted September 14, 2011 - 09:06 PM
Posted September 15, 2011 - 05:48 AM
Posted September 15, 2011 - 07:43 AM
Seems I remember that having been posted before, you may get him when he is REALLY ready to have it gone, let us know.
Posted September 15, 2011 - 10:16 AM
- Buck and Merle013 have said thanks
Posted September 15, 2011 - 06:25 PM
What part of NH are you in? Seacoast area here.
Posted September 15, 2011 - 06:59 PM
Hope the deal works out for you. If you are not looking to earn a living with it but to do chores and load sand, I think it will do just fine for you.
We live in Keene, but most weekends find us in Lisbon, NH working at our other "project" the in-laws place. Let us know how things play out.
Posted September 28, 2011 - 03:21 PM