There is a 4230 with an M&W Turbo coming up at auction next weekend. I went and took a look at it this AM. The tractor has 3500 hours on it, and the engine was overhauled by a local John Deere dealer 1000 hours ago. The owner (who is retiring) bought it new in 1976 said it used oil from day one so he finally had to have it rebuilt. The tractor has been shed kept, and is in exceptional condition. It has a quad-range trans, brand new BFG radials, JD cloth seat with air ride suspension, Unverfurth duals, and 10 front weights. A/C blows cold.
Just wondering what I should bid on it? Also curious about how many horses this tractor will produce? The owner said he had never checked it on a dyno, but told me that it will do anything his 4440 will.
Could the add on Turbo would have damaged the engine and caused it to burn oil?