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Alan K

10-14-2012 07:51:57
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I agree and also if I may add, a person can pay a hefty price on a tractor that doesnt run and all of the common parts that a person needs arent there. If you buy one to make money (sell for iron) you have a return on your investment right away, if you buy to save it, there the money stays, but you have an investment in history. I did buy a couple of 5 Stars from a junk yard a few years ago just because I needed a couple of parts and hated to see the rest go for iron, but they had no sheetmetal and the common parts were gone (3pt,drawbar,manifold...) That is one problem with parting out a tractor that runs, once the common parts are gone you ar left with a pile of iron. The one thing that always irritates me is when you see someone parting out a "good running tractor"...if it runs good or even runs then SELL IT whole. There are people out here that would love to own it. (enuff ranting)

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gfs

10-15-2012 17:38:06
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 Re: scrappers in reply to Alan K, 10-14-2012 07:51:57  
little late to the party, but i can tell you if money weren't the issue then i would buy them all where parts would be readily available for restorations. It just seems i can't find enough no matter how hard i try, i have saved 15 from the local yard (helps to have family at the business) just need more money and i will save a bunch.



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Alan K

10-15-2012 19:26:48
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 Re: scrappers in reply to gfs, 10-15-2012 17:38:06  
I hear ya....



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