JD I had a friend go get a 10,000 lb tractor in western Neb for me. About 600 miles one way.
I paid for the fuel, provided the trailer, and paid for one night in a hotel.
He did it just to get away for a couple of days but I gave him $200 for his time and wear and tear on his pickup.
Total costs came to $650 when fuel was $2.50 a gallon.
Her's a picture of him getting back home.