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Soooo many questions..

Too many to really give a price to you:

Does it come with any attachments or 3 point hitch??
How are the tires?
Does it even have tires?
Is it AWS?
How many hours on the thing??
What overall shape is the body panels in??
Is there evidence of hydraulic oil leakage?
Is there a seat?


Hard to evaluate on the tiidbit of information conveyed in your post.. Please reply and more accurate $$$ advice can be offered.. Anywhere from $200-$600? More with attachments..:dunno:
 

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agreed! (hello fellow ohioan) need more info i just got done working on one of these the other day the guy had to take a 2nd mortgage to fix the stupid thing nice rig had 3 point,loader and hydraulic setup. no motor will drop it extremely locating one is a task at least here in ( southeast ohio) parts to rebuild are pricey if it has no attachments,hydraulic setup or 3 point id agree at $200to $600. if you have a motor lined up that price is fair as a starting point(why is there no motor) if not its an expensive paperweight and could take time to locate a motor. i dont own any john deeres but the one i just got done repairing was in fair shape probably $900 to $1000 machine and he just spent quite a bit on parts to repair the motor and that was with me really cutting him a deal and i got a fealing hes going to sell it as well :dunno: keep us posted some pics and more background will give a better estimate.
 

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I'm looking for a 425,445 or 455 with no or bad engine for a project if you get it at a halfway reasonable price.
You will have a heck of a machine when you are done but without an engine you will easily dump ~$2K to get it operational.. :dunno:

Engine ~$1K (or more)
Electronic parts on it ~$600-$700 (Module, coils, pulsers, Delay timer, Starter)

You see, it adds up quick! :banghead3

Been there- done that: http://www.mytractorforum.com/showthread.php?t=134118
 

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sad thing is i know where one is sitting (boneyard) and i can never seem to reach the guy he has about 130 different mowers all out around his front and backyard i cant take pictures becasue its a private residence and hes older but he has alot of nice machines rotting away if i happen to ever get ahold of him i will try to get his permission and phone number. i think hes reaching that age and doesnt have alot of time and theres rumors that people have dropped machines to not get them back till 6 months later. i will do my best to reach him.
 

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Decided against it. And i think its already gone anyway (CL ad has been deleted). Would have cost too much for a new engine.

joshockey, if you ever get ahold of this guy, shoot me a pm. I'd be interested in picking up a JD 400, 420, 332 or 322 if he has any. Zanesville isn't too far of a drive for the right price. Plus I could stop in Athens on the way back (I went to OU).
 

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I have a 445 that I repowered with a Kohler single cylinder 16HP that I had on hand,stripped all the original electrical sold that and the Kaw engine parts,put on a new set of ATV 26-12-12 Mud Hog tires sold the originals,added a Kwik Way loader off a Craftsman FF with its own pump so I can still operate the 3pt hitch independently.Total I now have in the tractor with 3pt and the loader is a little over $1500.
What I want to do now is stretch the frame out and repower with a Isuzu diesel I bought it'll be simple this time for me as I done the 'engineering'.
 

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jake where are you located since you seem to be close be nice to meet another member anywho i did finally reach the guy he is a pretty cool dude seems to be alot like me and takes on to much work i did see some of his inventory up close. the guy has at least 300+ chainsaws and somwhere on the range of 100 to 130 mowers. its sorta messy(id line em up and make it nicer)but he did go on to tell me not all of them are his some are customers. the 345 is trash motor is junk and he has this (thing)about selling whole tractors but im going to try to curb him from that he has from top of my head a few suburbans, older cubs,bolens and snapper gts, mtd cubs and other mtd mowers of course craftsman gts seen a sears 10xl i could go on but from what ive gathered alot of good transmissions and (some good motors) hes alot like me keeps to himself so im not going to show pics of his place i do have his contact info.
 

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I'm in Cincinnati. Sounds like he has a lot of parts, but not too many whole tractors. Plus I'm pretty much a Deere guy. But thanks for posting back, sounds interesting.
 

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I've got one with a good engine in St Louis. approx 975 hours. Full curtis cab with soft side doors. Kolpin dirt works 3-pt electric actuator included. Rear 54" fixed blade included. asking $4k with cab, $2500 tractor only. I can include a front 54" 4 way hydraulic blade for a total of $5k. It's even had the head gaskets replaced and the plastic drive train sprocket replaced.
 

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he actually has a lot of both parts and whole tractors i think the issue with selling a whole tractor is someone coming back giving him grief but as i had told him most people will know what there buying before they purchase and it would also help with not having to make a huge scrap run. organization i think has become an issue its almost borderline hoarder. with what he has around (that he knows of) he could make a very good profit from. to me if i was offered a good price for a whole unit or even know its going to a home to be preserved id let it go. Jake i will pm you his contact info as soon as i can im still beating myself for not picking up that free jacobson that was posted here for free in Cincinnati.
 
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