Value of JD 345 with busted hood, high hours
Today I picked up a John Deere 345. Sorry, haven't taken pictures yet. I hadn't bothered to ask about the hours before making the 2 hour drive. I was surprised to see 2253 hours. I don't really have the mechanical ability to keep up with a high hour machine. But I also didn't want to drive home empty handed, so I gave $400 for it.
However, it runs really well. It has the 18hp liquid cooled Kawasaki. It turns great. I assume someone at some point replaced the plastic cam gear, because I don't think it would make it to 2253 hours with a plastic one. It cut well, but obviously needs blades sharpened or new blades. The upper hood is not there and the lower hood has a couple holes/cracks (PO ran it into the back of a truck). Seat is a yellow replacement seat. It has a 48 inch "convertible" deck
Since I can't do much outside of regular maintenance items, I'm considering just putting it back up for sale. Any ideas what the value of this is, assuming a pretty busted hood and high hours?
Last edited by heathiopian; 05-06-2019 at 06:07 PM.