You guys are right about getting anybody to help with money for the purchase or to help with maintaining the road. I have a couple of friends that live year round about three miles from my cottage. Both have acreage and live on long gravel roads. They may help with the purchase,..and would surely help maintain the grader itself in exchange for using it them selves. I would have to maintain my road for sure. No body else is inclined to drive the grader. I think all the levers in the cab scare them. I figure I can maintain the road,especially if I decide to live at the lake year round. Until then I would grade the road only when I am up there. Thanks for all the suggestions and opinions. I figure I can purchase the grader for $4,500.00 and that I could get at least part of that money back in scrap if the thing dies on me. So I guess I'll check it out a little closer and see what my cost would be to haul it North before I buy it. Here's another picture of a grader for $5,700.00 in about the same condition that I am looking at.
Thanks Again, Leo