My Tractor Forum banner
  • Are you passionate about Tractors? Would you like to write about topics that interest you and get paid for it? Read all about it here!
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,390 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
This past weekend I saw a Lo-boy in the corner of a guys yard that I would like to try and buy. The paint looked alright and it did have the deck. Other than that I couldn't tell much about it. Say the engine did run and it needed minor work, how much would a fair offer be? And what if it did not run?
 

·
MTF Junior Poster Esq.
Joined
·
7,645 Posts
I personally HATE them for mowing if you are talking the 154-185 loboys, but they are some of the neatest looking tractors and prices are high because a lot of people will pay too much for what they think they are. I will just give a guess and $500-800 not running, $750-1000 running. The always broken fiberglass front grille shell is about $300 reproduction, the 3 speed transmission is great in a garden tractor, weakish and troubleprone in a CUT size. The shaft bearings are prone to go bad, the rear pto is expensive, and it is prone to wear out the front axle pivot. Rear 3 points are very desirable and expensive,
I saved the hydraulics, gas tank and some sheetmetal from the one I parted because no one will buy them, even priced $20 on ebay.
I hate it for mowing because 2nd is way too slow and 3rd is way too fast. There are any number of hydros with 60" decks that will mow circles around them and drink half the gas.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,390 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Thanks for the info. I didnt plan on mowing with it except maybe a little bush hogging (tall grass and weeds) but more for hauling dirt and pullin stuff. Ill keep all of that in mind and maybe ill get the motivation to go ask him sometime soon.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
16,443 Posts
I paid $500 for my rust bucket 184, with no attachments. Not much to look at, but the 4 banger purrs like a kitten. I use mine solely as a puller, but I agree wholeheartedly with ABC, 2nd is too slow, 3rd too fast. I love seat time on it nonetheless, and it's been very dependable. Around here, clean runners bring $1000, to as high as $1500, for a real nice example.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top