Whos to say that he would make any money on it selling it? We dont know what he paid for it
I personally like the bigger bulge style hoods. If I get a 4000 series machine then I have to either sell my snowcaster or get the conversion kit. Id rather just just get a 400 series tractor with a holding valve and a long wheel base. my 77 has neither but it does have one hell of a good running Onan P 218 engine. I have also thought about using my 77 as a parts tractor and make my own LWB 400 series machine. I would need to buy to frame and holding valve with all the correct lines. My local Case dealer has a 1988 400 series frame that I can buy but it has the newer plastic dash which is going to cost me a few dollars for parts for it. The throttle and choke cable in the 77 will not work on it and I will need to make a completely new wiring harness and buy new switches and shit to make it right.boomers_influence said:brad
in my opinion you want a 80 to early 83 400 series.
i do not like the bulge hoods or the BACKWARDS engines. (4000 series)
thank you. boomer (the used onan engine parts guy)
Well then I guess I am the only stupid one here that thinks its wrong to part out one of these machines in the condition that 4120 was in. I guess you're not brilliant enough to see the point I was trying to make. Just because Joe can make double or even more of his money back by parting out these tractors doesnt make it right. There are some tractors, based on overall condition, that dont fall into the "part out" category and that 4120 was one of them. Its a damn shame thats all I'm saying.cp7 said:So in less than six days Joe has sold $1200 worth of parts through buy it nows and there's another $400 worth of bids that end tomorrow that will probably go up another few hundred bucks before then. That's not including the largest most expensive pieces that don't have bids yet.
If this tractor was on the classifieds for $2000 it would have been crucified.
You may not like parting out tractors but do the math and if Joe can get double or better than what you'd think it's worth whole who's the brilliant one?
It doesn't seem like he's collecting anything but money. And he's pretty good at it.