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scott#2
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 1:23 pm    Post subject: Worth 500? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Back at this. A 60, cylinder caught a medium rock, can be straightened. Has a couple small patches, bins, shoots ,etc. Reel needs rebuilt, (boards and arms) frame is solid, needs tires, probably needs the thinner belt up front, wide front and back belt "ok". No rust through on frame or tin, believe it or not... Inside wood is good, canvas intact, sun beaten and tight (too tight). Sickle is straight, needs sharpening/new teeth.

Opinions? I'm in Md, around Baltimore. I would really like a 40.

Opinions?

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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Worth 500? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

As they say "They don't make them any more" and its up to you if your comfortable with the price. Its a 50 to 60 year old combine that there are fewer every year. I ran one with a strait old WD AC and ran it just fine. Uncle John run one with a good 8N Ford and did just fine till the ground got soft. They are very good cutting and cleaning machine and easy to work on. A patch or too hear and there is not much to repair, A rock in the cylinder could be some work if it was a big enough. Maybe $100 more or less to put new guards and sickle sections in it so you know its right. If its close by its worth more to you so you can just tow it home, Hauling one is a big pain in the butt. Just remember these don't have wheel bearings in them, They have bushings so go slow and stop and grease them. Its not a bad price for it and you can get parts from fellow on hear(cant think of his name now help me out guys). Bandit
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Worth 500? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Seems to be a good bit of change for one that hasn't seen a field in a good bit of time.

About 150 more buys one around here that had wheat throught it last year.
 
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Worth 500? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Location seems to be the key for these things. Too big to ship, so where they are tends to be where they stay. Seems a bit high to me, but if it's solid and you don't mind the patch work and what not, you can do good with it. Tom Yaz over on the other site is the All Crop guru.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 3:42 am    Post subject: Re: Worth 500? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think it's a little high, but these days I find everything is too high. The canvasses are very important and not so easy to obtain for replacement. The tires are no biggie.

I dunno, if you have the money and interest it's not a terrible deal. But it's not a steal either.

I'd love a 72, or even a good 66. There are dozens in my area and every single one has been sitting in a fence row for 40 years. I'd have to buy 7 or 8 to make one decent one.
 
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 7:13 am    Post subject: Re: Worth 500? Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think Bret summed it up pretty well.

The bottom end price is fixed by scrap value.

Yeah - 500's on the higher end of things.

But, event at that price - the amount you could negotiate downwards before you hit the scrap price isn't really enough to make or break the deal if it's something you really want.

as with any old machinery - as long as it's in working order (give or take) and has all its critical parts (especially the tough to find, tough to fake parts).

and as long as you're not trying to make a profit on restoring it - I'd buy it.
 
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