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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #20 on: November 30, 2014, 09:23:36 am »
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He wants 3000 for it. What should I offer him? Thanks

Nothing, until he gets it running. Then consider your offer after you can test drive it.
No reason that I see, for you to take the risk with your money. The onus is on him.
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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #21 on: November 30, 2014, 09:49:24 am »
Not running, it's a pig in a poke. You don't know what your getting. Could be a minor something or could be engine problems plus tranmission plus hydraulics. The list could go on and on.

Tell him to get it running and then you will talk.

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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2014, 11:05:42 am »
Around here it would be a number between  8 Cents per pound and what a wrecker would pay for salvage , witch I guess around $ 2000 or 2500 at most. ( $ 2000 for the tractor + $ 500 for the loader   maaaaybeee )
About a year ago my neighbor sold a old Ford 4000 and a old round baler to the wreckers and got $ 1900 for it. The tractor was running and he drove it in the yard with the baler, pulled the battery , took the money and ran. :)     
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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2014, 02:04:01 pm »
Or ask him if u can try getting it to run? Does it even turn over still? Does it come with that flail mower? Good flail mowers aren't cheap.
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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #24 on: November 30, 2014, 02:10:21 pm »
It's a pretty big tractor for a pumpkin patch.  Unless it's going to be a big pumpkin patch  ;D :)
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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #25 on: November 30, 2014, 02:54:51 pm »
 See if you can go down "with him" to get it running. Better to see the problems right off the bat. The market for larger older tractors is saturated, they arent bringing much. We watch the PA farm paper close and anything over 50hp and 2wd the owner takes a beating on till you hit the 120-150hp range. Even if you had to invest a few hours, pack of plugs and 5gal of gas its still cheaper than buying something thats to far gone.
 I did this when i bought my loader, made sure i was sitting in southworth's yard before they even bothered starting it, dead battery, no one checked tires, find the little things and keep beating the price down.

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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #26 on: December 01, 2014, 05:58:45 am »
I guess the best thing is to tell him if he's going to scrap it then give me a call. It might be best to save a little more and keep concentrated on work. People need wood( the local paper had an article  about all the problems with getting shorted and no show and I know one of the guys they are talking about)and I have quite a bit of it. We need a bigger tractor because the tillage equipment we can use is rated for 50-75 hores and when we do have time for the pumpkin project( it's so sad what these kids are going thru) we need to make quick work. We are using a case 350? Bulldozer w flip bucket to push chips back now but thought this tractor would do the trick and that dozer isn't ours.  I guess I'll be like a goose on eggs and play the waiting game. Thanks for helping us with this decision we really appreciate it!

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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #27 on: December 01, 2014, 07:30:26 am »
Is that tilt steering? Huh.
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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2014, 09:40:13 pm »
The tractor weighs 10 to 12,000 lbs which would make it's scrap value right around 1,000.  Then keep in mind if he wants to scrap it he has to figure a way to get it loaded up and to the scrap yard so that should knock of a $100 or so of it's value. 

If it ran when it was parked you should be able to get it started with just a gallon of gas a charged batter and maybe a can of starting fluid.  Of course as a running tractor it would be worth more.

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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2014, 06:28:54 pm »
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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #30 on: December 03, 2014, 11:45:24 pm »
Any farm auctions near you?  My neighbors have purchased running loader tractors for the kind of $ that guy is asking.   I like old iron but I don't know if I would even pay scrap for that particular machine as your going to have to put twice that again into it (not to mention the time!) and then you have a 50 year old tractor just waiting for the next thing to break. 

 I have seen good deals on industrial loader tractors, basically backhoes without the hoe part. I want to say 3 grand can get you a gas job '60s era front end loader too if that's what your looking for. 
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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #31 on: December 07, 2014, 11:41:39 am »
The tractor weighs 10 to 12,000 lbs which would make it's scrap value right around 1,000.  Then keep in mind if he wants to scrap it he has to figure a way to get it loaded up and to the scrap yard so that should knock of a $100 or so of it's value. 

If it ran when it was parked you should be able to get it started with just a gallon of gas a charged batter and maybe a can of starting fluid.  Of course as a running tractor it would be worth more.

I don't know Olivers at all, but my 1972 IH 666 which is about the same sized tractor, 67 hp with a diesel engine and the same cab, weighs 7,000 lbs without the loader, add maybe 1500 lbs for the loader.  Would not want to see you overpay if it goes for scrap price. 
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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #32 on: December 09, 2014, 05:07:17 am »
Bummer it got sold :'(.
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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #33 on: December 09, 2014, 08:48:42 am »
I wouldn't shed too many tears on that one...  musta been meant to be.
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Re: oliver tractor
« Reply #34 on: December 11, 2014, 05:08:48 am »
Thanks shinnlinger and every one else!
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