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rrlund
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 1:05 pm    Post subject: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Just out of curiosity,I sent some pictures of my 1020 Deere to Worthington Salvage today to see what they'd give me for it for a parts donor. Been thinking about going to look at another loader tractor next week and just wondered what I could get out of this one. They offered me $750 without the loader. I'm not angry or anything,but I believe I'll pass.
The darned old thing has a lot of piddling little things wrong and I didn't know if it was worth fixing them all so I could sell it with a clear conscience,but I guess it might be.
I think I could take the tires off and sell them then haul the rest up the road to the crusher without salvaging anything else off it and get that much. Oh well,another project if I buy a different one.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I run in to every day. Folks on this board just cannot face the reality of what old tractors are worth for salvage. Return on the investment is the thing. You are exactly right you could sell the tires then take the rest to a good salvage yard and come out better. On the other hand the parts for that tractor are going to be very slow to sell and they will just be sitting there with $ 750.00 tied up. I do not see the prices these folks claim they are getting for old tractors. Just not the demand in this part of the country, more going to the crusher ever day.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The market is pretty low around here right now, but I'm sure you could get
more than that selling it outright.
You might get more if you fix every little detail, but on the other hand you
may find someone who wants to buy a fixer upper so they don't have such
a large initial purchase price.
Selling it as a fixer upper, as long as you're up front about what's wrong
with it, should let you have a clear conscience.
I've bought many of mine with issues that I knew about up front,
a few not even running.
I never held it against the seller unless they were deceitful.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

rrlund wrote:
(quoted from post at 14:05:53 01/24/13) Just out of curiosity,I sent some pictures of my 1020 Deere to Worthington Salvage today to see what they'd give me for it for a parts donor. Been thinking about going to look at another loader tractor next week and just wondered what I could get out of this one. They offered me $750 without the loader. I'm not angry or anything,but I believe I'll pass.
The darned old thing has a lot of piddling little things wrong and I didn't know if it was worth fixing them all so I could sell it with a clear conscience,but I guess it might be.
I think I could take the tires off and sell them then haul the rest up the road to the crusher without salvaging anything else off it and get that much. Oh well,another project if I buy a different one.


Hey they are just helping you out.....less capital gains tax to pay!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ya,the devil of it is,it's not expensive stuff that needs fixed,it's just not easy stuff. Needs a transmission input shaft seal,so it has to be spilt. The outer wheel bearing on one rear axle isn't out,but I know it was sqeaking until I put a zerk in in place of the plug and pumped grease in to it over and over for about a year,so the axle housing has to come off to fix that. Shift boots are bad,seat cushions are down to bare metal,the cows have ruined the lights and pulled the wiring out of them. It needs a bushing or bearing or whatever they have in that Y that the tie rods and drag link hook to. You can turn the steering wheel about half way in either direction before it takes up the slack. But outside of that,she's cherry.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think that would be a perfect first tractor for someone to fix up and get their feet wet. Meaning that they have someone older and experienced to help them with the repairs.

You listed all the parts, if new owner does their own labor they will have a nice sized tractor to start out with.

Rick
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Sounds like the last 2 tractors I bought! Smile
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

There are people that I'd be OK selling it to that way as long as I told them what was wrong. I've sold things like that before and had the person tell me later how little they put in to something and how great it turned out to be.
On the other hand,some people are just royal P'sITA. I sold a nice 8N Ford to a guy one time. He called me four or five days later,asked me if I had another key for it. I didn't. He said he lost it and he was as pizzed off that I didn't have another one as anybody else would have been if it had spit a rod the first time he started it up.
Another time,I sold some pasture bred Holstein heifrs to a guy in weather colder than this. He hauled them all the way down by Ann Arbor,then called me a month later and demanded that I give him his money back on one of them because she threw a preemie calf. About a month after that,his son called,said his dad died and told him before he passed away to make sure he got that money from me.
Makes me real gun shy to sell anything to anybody for any ammount.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Same deal with mine. I sold it to a local parts supplier/salvage yard for 1500, everyone else offered 500-750. They are an ok tractor if everything works but really dont have excellent resale value like a 3020/4020. They arent worth putting money into either unless you plan to keep it forever. Try to sell it through craigslist or somewhere or trade it if wanting another tractor through a dealer. You may get more out of it than that. If it needs quite a bit of work 2000 is prob max, maybe less.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Rrlund, just an idea, if there are any AG vocational schools in your area, why not donate it to them so they can fix it and learn something? Than you can write it off your taxs as a charatiable donation For whatever you think it's worth? Just a thought.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Call Biewer's tractor in Barnsville, Minnesota
They are good to deal with.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I sold my 300U after the crank busted in it, I got 2K for it. It had a loader on it, a IH loader that I cobbled onto it. Good tires, sheet metal. I believe the guy was in the biz of parting out IH tractors.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

BTW, went out and bought a L3400 Kubota to replace it. Great little tractor.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Minnesota's a long ways away. I offered to deliver it to Worthington in St Johns Michigan and that's all they offered me.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Think I'll have to pass Reply to specific post Reply with quote

thats what i got and it is a great tractor.
 
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