Country Living
Country Living, Country Skills
Country People

KountryLife.com - A Country Living Resource and Community
Community
Message Board
Country Topics
Trading Post
Memory Lane
Country Skills
Country Cooking

Channels
Gardening
Livestock
The Kitchen
Machinery
Tools

Photographs
Photo Gallery
Vintage Photos
Special Collections

Fun
Country Humor
Country Sounds
Coloring Book
Interactive Story

Farm Tractors
Pictures
Tractor Parts
Tractor Manuals

Miscellaneous
Classic Trucks
Antique Tractors
Modern Tractors
Site Map
Links Page
Contact Us

  
Country Discussion Topics
To add your comments to this topic, click on one of the 'Reply' links below.

What would you do...????
[Return to Topics]

TO35    Posted 05-19-2004 at 17:11:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
Everybody here knows I just finished The TO30 project tractor. This afternoon I rode it around the pasture and down the road and back. I looked up as I pulled in the drive way and a pick up is following me. I park and get off and ask the fellow if I could help him, he wants to know all about the tractor so I tell him how I restored it and was just out riding. He asks me what would I take for it, told him I had not even thought about selling it cause I just finished it.He keeps hee hawing around saying come on I know you'll sell it...I keep trying to avoid the issue but hes real persistant and finally says I'll give you 4 grand cash for it right now....well i put him off till tomorrow afternoon....hes nice enough, my uncle knows him well and says hes got the bucks to spend.....I just cant decide....I love ol fergies, I have two now ,a 30 and 35.....the 35 I'd never sell....but I have less than 1800 in the 30...so I stand to a little over
double my money.....so what do you guy's think....keep it....or sell it and maybe buy 2 more in its place? I know where there is a jd 2010 and another to30 I can buy for less than 4...
decissions,decissions,descissions..........


TO.....thinking real hard...


Listen to Mark...    Posted 05-20-2004 at 03:39:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Willy is wise...

Salmoneye,


Willy-N    Posted 05-19-2004 at 22:46:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Most of my fun is fixing old iron up. If I kept it all I would have to stop doing it. I figure if I can make a good profet for my time and there is no sentimental reason for keeping it then I play with it for awhile and sell it. I would tell the guy $4,500.00 due to finding one this nice is real hard. TO-30s are nice tractors worth more than that price to if they are running good. I sold mine for 3,200.00 and was happy to get it cause I then bought my Massey Ferguson 135 with 2,400.00 out of the sale. I still have this tractor it is my working one. See I had only about 600.00 into the TO-30 so it allowed me to get a free tractor and make a few bucks in the deal. If it had been my Dads tractor or something like that it would be differnt but to me they are Old Iron and I will get another one again fix it up and enjoy that part. Now if I was rich I probley would keep them all and store them in a big barn! But I am not rich so they get sold to build another one. PS I want to keep the M-37 I am working on so I am not putting much money into it!! Who knows I might sell it some day to buy another Military Style Rig!?! Mark H.


Rowdy Yates    Posted 05-19-2004 at 19:50:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
One way to look at it is that it's something that you can replace, it is not as if you built the tractor, you just restored it and there are thousands more of them out there to be had. I do understand what you are saying though. I still have the car that I drove in highschool, haven't driven it in almost 20 years, but I still have it pluggin' up my garage!! Would like to sell it, but everytime I start it, I get that ole feelin', 390cu in. of blunt horsepower!! Aren't too many around anymore! What a ride! I'd sell the tractor and go find another project, you may enjoy another type such as the JD that you spoke of even more, at least it would be a change of color!!!! And $4,000 sounds like a great deal! My brother will sell anything he's got, no matter how much work that he's put into it, he doesn't get attached to anything. I wish I were that way.


DD    Posted 05-19-2004 at 18:52:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
OOOoooOOO Hard Decision there TO, I'm glad it's you having to make it and not me ; ) Good Luck!


Clipper    Posted 05-19-2004 at 18:35:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't tell anyone what to do with their tractor/s....all I know is I got mine and they are NOT FOR SALE!!!!


hay    Posted 05-20-2004 at 02:44:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
you got that right, clipper.


Chas in Me    Posted 05-19-2004 at 18:31:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey! Pay attention!
Money isn't everything. Take some time and enjoy the work you just finished. You have shown a lot of pride in that project, now take to the fair and show it off. Give the cutest girl you know a ride on it, on your lap of course.
Tell that guy to come back in a year, and you might be ready to sell, or better yet, direct him to yesterday's tractors.
Charles


Chas in Me    Posted 05-19-2004 at 18:31:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey! Pay attention!
Money isn't everything. Take some time and enjoy the work you just finished. You have shown a lot of pride in that project, now take to the fair and show it off. Give the cutest girl you know a ride on it, on your lap of course.
Tell that guy to come back in a year, or better yet, direct him to yesterday's tractors.
Charles


rhudson    Posted 05-19-2004 at 17:32:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
some people would say you have some mental problem if you can't let go of an object. but there are some personal accomplishments that cannot and should not be sold for money. (you can make statements like that if you don't need the money) i can say i don't think you will have the love for the jd2010 that you have for the to30 (and i love jd's by the way). i've heard of people in the situtation you are in asking an unrealistic price for something to get them off their backs, only to have the purchaser agree to that price. craftsmen deserve to be paid for their time and skills.


[Return to Topics]



[Home] [Search]

Copyright © 1999-2013 KountryLife.com
All Rights Reserved
A Country Living Resource and Community