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.