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#1 dockter OFFLINE  

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 01:19 PM

I've been hunting on Craigs for a long time and today it all paid off. I was the lucky "first caller" and the seller was true to his word and saved the 318 for me even though his phone was ringing off the hook.

JD318 and 3 bag bagger pictures by dockterj_2008 - Photobucket

It's an 85, he said it needed an ignition switch but when I got there we were able to use a screwdriver to get it running and drive it on my trailer! It needs a grill and a seat recover, a headlight lens and some hood work but it is straight and un-molested. I have a 317 and can't believe how awesome power steering is.

The bagger is not quite as good as the tractor but should work out for me. It is all there but needs a little love here and there.

I'm still in shock - the deal was that good! I almost forgot - he threw in 2 new oil filters, one new trans filter, a new air filter and foam for the onan, and a new air filter for the powerflow unit!

Here's a picture after power washing and putting on most of the bagger parts:

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#2 Lawnguy OFFLINE  

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 03:19 PM

I'd jump up an down with joy for you but you didn't say what you paid for it? lol

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 03:27 PM

$100 for the tractor. $200 for the bagger.

:)
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Posted October 11, 2011 - 03:57 PM

$100 for the tractor. $200 for the bagger.

:)


What were you pointing at him when you made the deal?!?!?

(Looks like a nice machine. Congratulations! And, :welcome: )

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 04:05 PM

That is beyond fantastic! That's just crazy. Congratulations!!!!!!
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Posted October 11, 2011 - 04:06 PM

What can I say. A sweet deal!

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 04:39 PM

Welcome to the forum,and congrats.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 05:06 PM

Welcome! Heck of a deal. I'd like to find one of those myself. Enjoy your new toy and keep on posting.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 06:58 PM

Very NICE DEAL. That is 1 of my wish list items to go with the 317.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:29 PM

docter, welcome to our club!Now that you are a member I will offer you your money back!!lol.

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:48 PM

Awesome deal! Thanks for sharing your story with us. If we had a Deal of the Week category, I'd nominate you for sure!
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Posted October 11, 2011 - 07:51 PM

Welcome aboard!!

Awesome deal! Thanks for sharing your story with us. If we had a Deal of the Week category, I'd nominate you for sure!


Absolutely!

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 09:26 PM

how did you keep a straight face when you went to pay him?

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Posted October 11, 2011 - 11:50 PM

Great deal - they don't come along every day, but are great when it all falls in place. I usually get there just AFTER somebody showed up with cash in hand.

Welcome to the forum andenjoy your new machine!

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Posted October 12, 2011 - 10:37 AM

Congrats on a terrific deal. Sounds like he wanted to get rid of it and it was VERY decent of him to hold it for you.




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