Found a remanufactured engine, with head, water pump,fuel injection pump for $5100 6 month warranty on broken tractor. Com. I know that kinda high but if you add those parts up separately your right there anyways. Then I can just bolt it up and go.
I've looked at several tractors over the last few days trying to stay under $10,000. A lot of them look good some of them shake, some of them have rattling noise coming out of the head, and I'm just very skeptical about buying a used tractor because I don't want to be in the same position I'm in now 2 years from now. You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig. Metal and paint is cheap and I have quickly discovered engine problems is very costly. I'd rather put $7,000 in my tractor and have one brand new that's probably the route I'm going to go. I would like to have a bigger tractor so I could put a loader on it later on... I just don't want to spend $15 000+ right now.