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Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal

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jesseholmz

09-29-2017 05:42:06




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Hi, I've posted about this in the past but I'm hoping to have my farmall 656 regular gas appraised. It has an engine knock and we found shavings, the crank is most likely shot. It's been kept indoors ever since. I'm going to have to sell it since I don't foresee myself having it repaired anytime soon. I'm attaching a link to a gallery of photos. Could anyone tell me what they think is a fair worth?

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Baelee05

10-04-2017 10:37:41




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-29-2017 05:42:06  
It's worth a lot more than scrap in just parts. I see at least $1500 in parts without looking real hard. The trouble is you have to be willing to part it out or find someone who is. I would start at $1800 and go from there.



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ss55

10-04-2017 12:04:38




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to Baelee05, 10-04-2017 10:37:41  
It will take a lot of labor to disassemble, identify part numbers (not just casting numbers), tag, shelve, advertise, answer emails and phone calls (most will be dead ends), pull from shelves, package, ship and collect payments for all those "valuable" parts. Parting it out might take more years and more labor hours than would be needed to fix up the tractor. I would reassemble as much as can be found, try to get it running as-is, and then cut my losses.

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Ray

10-01-2017 11:58:42




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-29-2017 05:42:06  
I saw a nice looking gas with wide front and 90% rubber sell at an auction in ohio a few weeks ago for 3000.



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rustred

09-30-2017 12:36:31




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-29-2017 05:42:06  
what are you thinking its worth??



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David G

09-29-2017 20:38:34




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-29-2017 05:42:06  
I agree with the others, bad rim and bad motor, scrap price, the others you saw working were running. You might want to risk finding replacement motor, rim and sell, but I doubt you will get much more. On the comments of putting back together and selling, I am not much on sticking it to the next guy.



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Fritz Maurer

09-29-2017 18:20:09




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-29-2017 05:42:06  
Where are you located?



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jesseholmz

09-30-2017 17:13:18




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to Fritz Maurer, 09-29-2017 18:20:09  
Upstate NY



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Fritz Maurer

10-01-2017 15:47:55




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-30-2017 17:13:18  
Figure out what you want for it, send me an email



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George 3

09-29-2017 11:23:09




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-29-2017 05:42:06  
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Here is why it is not worth much. A good recently rebuilt gas 656 Farmall is worth about $5000. I just had a quote to do the engine on my 656 gas before I found out the trouble was the regular gas I was using. After switching to super premium 91 octane gas it runs fine and no issues with it. The quote was for about $5000 without magnafluxing anything or align boring crank, etc. So if I had rebuilt it for $5000 and only got $5000 on a sale the net value of the tractor as is is ZERO. I would do as one person suggested and put it back together with the tinwork intact and get it running. Then you might get a collector give you in the range of $1000 to $1500 for it.

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BarnyardEngineering

09-29-2017 10:27:06




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-29-2017 05:42:06  
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Yes, but the rotten rim and knocking engine absolutely kills the value.

You're probably best off taking it to a large consignment auction that draws a lot of people. Odds are good that you'll find two fools who will bid each other into the ground to get your tractor.

If you want to sell it outright a little sweat equity will raise the value of the tractor significantly.

1. Put it back together and get it running.

2. Wash the bird poop off.

3. Take off the tire chains.

4. Maybe even replace the bad rim.

If you can get it down to where all that's wrong with it is the engine, you could probably ask $2000 for it and get $1500 in a private sale.

The tire chains are worth more sold separately than with the tractor. Easy $100-$150, as long as you make sure you mention the size tires they fit. On the tractor they are worth 3 cents a pound.

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dhermesc

09-29-2017 14:57:49




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to BarnyardEngineering, 09-29-2017 10:27:06  
Agreed. For maximum price it needs to be at least running and find back some of the tin. I wouldn't bother with changing the rim unless you have one handy. Then dump it at a consignment auction.



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jesseholmz

09-29-2017 11:21:59




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to BarnyardEngineering, 09-29-2017 10:27:06  
Is it even worth selling under the circumstances? Technically it has a small amount of sentimental value but in terms of fixing it, I don't know enough to do it myself and the cost seems like a lot for the tractor



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Red Dave

09-29-2017 10:03:47




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-29-2017 05:42:06  
As is? Scrap value.
If you can find a tractor salvage yard, it could be worth more to someone who would part it out.



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ss55

09-29-2017 09:06:55




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-29-2017 05:42:06  
Non-running and partially disassembled make it impossible for a potential buyer to evaluate the transmission, hydraulics, clutch, TA, brakes, steering, etc. A buyer will know the engine will need rebuilding ($3,000+ ?) and the rest is completely unknown, a "pig-in-a-poke".

Salvage value does not mean $50 per ton scrap iron price, rather it would be what a salvage yard would pay you for the tractor ($500 to $1,000?).

If you can reassemble it as-is and get it running with the knock and all, a buyer would be able to evaluate the tractor. I think you would add 50 percent over salvage price to the value of the tractor. Don't bother getting a new oil pan gasket, just get it complete, running and moving.

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roger tomfohrde

09-29-2017 08:44:22




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-29-2017 05:42:06  
I saw one a little worse sell in mn for 700.



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rustred

09-29-2017 08:07:23




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-29-2017 05:42:06  
looks like a pretty good original tractor. if u have the rest of sheet metal. probably 1K. i would go tops.



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DeltaRed

09-29-2017 07:35:42




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to jesseholmz, 09-29-2017 05:42:06  
Scrap iron price. sorry,it's a bit rough to be worth much



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jesseholmz

09-29-2017 07:49:34




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 Re: Looking for a 656 regular gas appraisal in reply to DeltaRed, 09-29-2017 07:35:42  
I've seen tractors in way worse condition being used. Aside from the rusted tire it's not in bad condition so I know it's not worth scrap iron price



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