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Jim in Michigan

05-13-2002 15:34:35

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I have a chance at a WD with a loader and plow. It has a bad wrist pin and worn sleeves. I think I can get it for about 300.00 it needs one rear tire as well. He is askin 400 but I know he will deal.. is it worth it?..... Thanks,,,,,Jim

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James (MO)

05-14-2002 05:28:31

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 Re: AC WD in reply to Jim in Michigan, 05-13-2002 15:34:35  
Another way to look at it is "What are you going to use the tractor for?". If you are getting it for a hobby tractor, it is a great deal at $300-$400. You will get a lot of enjoyment out of fixing it and just having it. If you are buying it for a "work" tractor, you will spend as much money fixing it as it would cost to just buy one that will already give you a day's work. Also consider the time it will take to fix it. Here is Southwest MO, a decent loader sells for 300-400. Don't know what a plow is worth - too many rocks on my place to use one. FWIW

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John (C-IL)

05-13-2002 17:23:20

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 Re: AC WD in reply to Jim in Michigan, 05-13-2002 15:34:35  
Look at it this way. I priced an overhaul kit at AGCO for $712. Getting a new tire mounted will be in the $250 range. So you will have $1400-$1500 in your WD. My opinion is that you will be at the value of that tractor so the decision becomes is it worth that to you. John

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05-13-2002 17:21:02

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 Re: AC WD in reply to Jim in Michigan, 05-13-2002 15:34:35  
If it was closer I would tell you it wasn't worth it and hustle myself over there and pay him the 400 quick and take it. Check transmission for water, comes in a cracked shift lever boot. Change all oils, including the final drives.

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Jim in Michigan

05-13-2002 17:27:54

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 Re: Re: AC WD in reply to Tom, 05-13-2002 17:21:02  
Thanks Guys.. Guess I just have to look at parts prices now to decide,,thanks again

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