Re: Opinion On Buying Older Used Legacy w/ FEL
I think he is way overpriced, unfortunately. They just don't bring that kind of money anymore. Several legacy/loader combos have sold near me in the past year when listed for $3500 or less. They did not necessarily move quickly either. I have had a couple of these, and they are great...BUT...the 4x4 XL is much nicer to use for loader work.
A few weeks back I ran over to northern IL and picked up a 4x4/540PTO diesel XL with loader for $5500. I can't imagine spending nearly as much on a 2wd early legacy. About a year ago I picked up a 4x4/540 diesel XL with loader, deck, vac/bagger, 3pt blade for $6600. I thought that was a bargain at the time, and have since seen better deals. The 4x4 is so very handy for loader work. Any loader is great, and you will wonder how you ever got by without it, but 4x4 adds a lot of versatility to them. The XL loader is also much easier on/off, if you, like me, ditch it to mow a couple acres each week.