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Re: Feeling Better = Finally posted some scrap yard tractors

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07-17-2013 05:29:34

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No I don"t need an economics lesson...and I thank you for posting the oppurtunity to see them, was just simply saying; Having restored several Bs and As, a 70 Gas which was bought in much better shape than those for a lot less, a 420 and several other colors I know what ya can get into "em!...those tractors are unfortunately headed to the crusher...(maybe the LP is rare enough to justify that beginning price I don"t know), but the others arent. I can get 3 60s in good running condition right now within 30 miles of me for between $2500-$2700!

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07-17-2013 07:09:11

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 Re: Feeling Better = Finally posted some scrap yard tractors in reply to Pete76NY, 07-17-2013 05:29:34  
Here is what people like you don't seem to think about. You'll spend more to get parts off of tractors like these to restore something you already have rather than buying a mostly complete tractor with the same parts you need for less money and have parts left over in the end. I guess you fall into the category of people who feel like they have to say something even if it has nothing to do with the subject at hand. What you've spent in the past and what you can buy in your area now has absolutely nothing to do with me offering and/or aiding in saving these tractors from the crusher does it? I didn't ask for an appraisal, advice, current events on tractor prices in your area, or a history lesson on what you've restored and/or spent on tractors. I'm simply providing information for someone who might find these tractors to be useful. If you don't find them useful, you don't have to say anything. It's really that simple.

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07-17-2013 21:07:30

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 Re: Feeling Better = Finally posted some scrap yard tractors in reply to Jeff Sanford, 07-17-2013 07:09:11  
Geez Jeff, don"t be so touchy...your buddy bought them he can ask what ever he wants, I understand people making money...if ya can"t make money then why be in business! I was simply stating that they are in no way shape or form worth what he is asking, so they will obviously be crushed. I have bought several parts tractors whole to use in my restorations, and I have scrapped some extra parts too, but I buy my parts tractors for what they are worth, not what your buddy is asking. We can compare a list or restores/refurbs we have done if ya"d like, but that would just be a pizzzing contest. The B is a $500 tractor, the 60LP is a $400 tractor, and honestly the 60 gas is a scrapper! So you would have someone pay over a grand for that 60 gas in hopes that the block is actually good? Are you reaching in your pocket to write a check for it? Again I than you for your time in putting them out for us to see...I am just sooooo sick of the old "save it from the scrapper" at a way inflated price thing! It"s been happening with plows horribly, I go to auctions and have to bid against the scrap man on plows, unfortunately the scrap value on some stuff is just more than they are really woth to anyone else. I really don"t see why you are getting so angry...they just aren"t worth what he big deal, I was just saying that he"ll be scrappin" them!

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07-17-2013 21:45:03

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 Re: Feeling Better = Finally posted some scrap yard tractors in reply to Pete76NY, 07-17-2013 21:07:30  
I'm not angry at all. I just can't make sense out this. Heads sell for $250 to $400. Blocks sell for about the same. Pistons, rods, starters, etc. I think you're about right on the B. I figure that's about what it would weigh out at $0.18 per pound. I just think you're way off on the 60LP. $400.00? I can see that much in sheet metal, rear rims, and front wheels and haven't even touched the engine or tranny yet. There's just no logic in that price. I'll just go back to my original intent of this post and the ads. If you're interested in buying or making an offer, send me an email through the ads section. I don't need an appraisal whether it's a high one or a low one. Appraisals are useless information. Making offers and negotiating is something worthwhile.

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