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Old 05-08-2009, 11:15 AM   post #1 of 7
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Any thoughts on the Ingersoll 3014 seen below? I am looking at purchasing it. It is an unknown year with a 14hp Kohler and a 48" mower deck. The engine has 690 hours on it. Asking price is $900 Would I be better with the ingersoll 3014, the case 446 (http://www.mytractorforum.com/showth...189#post677189)or a home depot type John Deer (LA105 or similar) that is only a few years old? I am really at a crossroad on what to get. I have about 1 acre to mow and likely wont use too many attachments. Thanks again for the friendly advice and tips.
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:21 AM   post #2 of 7
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Here is the other photo....
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Old 05-08-2009, 11:50 AM   post #3 of 7
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If it were me I look at a Sears GT on sale DGS 6500. I have both a INGY 3018 and the DGS6500 at money wise the INGY can get expensive and time consuming fixing up. If its in excellent shape and runs like a top then go for it the price is good.

Or if you like a project to fix up go for it. Just for me the INgy like a hobby aka labor of love or hate depends on how busy I am and how needy the INgy is.

For me I'd buy the ingy for parts or as another project. But if your not into wrenchin trouble shooting, chasing parts then look at a new cheaper more disposable tractor.
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:53 PM   post #4 of 7
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If it were me I look at a Sears GT on sale DGS 6500. I have both a INGY 3018 and the DGS6500 at money wise the INGY can get expensive and time consuming fixing up. If its in excellent shape and runs like a top then go for it the price is good.

Or if you like a project to fix up go for it. Just for me the INgy like a hobby aka labor of love or hate depends on how busy I am and how needy the INgy is.

For me I'd buy the ingy for parts or as another project. But if your not into wrenchin trouble shooting, chasing parts then look at a new cheaper more disposable tractor.
If money is no object, and you like a new tractor every few years, buy the Sears, by all means! If you want a tractor that you will service properly and expect to last a lifetime, buy the Ingy!
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Old 05-08-2009, 12:59 PM   post #5 of 7
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If money is no object, and you like a new tractor every few years, buy the Sears, by all means! If you want a tractor that you will service properly and expect to last a lifetime, buy the Ingy!
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The Ingy is a value product, any $ that you put into it is worth it and with proper care your grandkids will be mowing with long after you cross over to them pearly gates.
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Old 05-08-2009, 01:58 PM   post #6 of 7
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I own a very similar 3012 (see picture). I dont have my exact year but i believe it's around 1995-1998. Mine has a 12.5 hp Briggs vanguard V-twin. Purchased it several years ago with about 225 hours on the meter. I paid $1300-$1400 I believe. Mine has a 44" deck.

Very solid machine and I love it. Even with 600 hours, if it runs good, was maintained, $900 is a fair price. I got a really good deal on mine. Worse case scenerio ....a replacement engine will run you $500-900 (new). The tractor itself is heavy duty and should be with my family for years to come. Ive only had some minor problems.

Personally I would rather have a solid quality used machine than a brand new cheap machine. Of course, I feel the same way about cars. A new Ingy will set you back $6000-$7000. By all means, stay away from "home depot" type machines. I dont believe that the newer John Deere's (on the low price end) are quality machines anymore. I wouldnt feel comfortable pulling a 600lb lawn roller with many of the cheaper tractors available at Home depot or sears

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Old 05-09-2009, 09:41 PM   post #7 of 7
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Thanks for the feedback.... I contacted the seller today and he said the fuel pump went out on him and he is going to call me to look at it once he gets the new pump installed..... I will kep you posted.
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