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Poor 3016, sitting, sitting sitting. Pic's

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I thought I'd snap a couple pictures of this 3016 that has been in the same place for over 2 years. It actually is not in bad shape at all and shows 1060 hours. Not sure if that is correct.
Been left for dead I think.
I may leave a note on it and see if I get a call. I think it has the vanguard engine too, but not the gusseted rear axle. Must not be a very late model. I'm guessing 90's? My 2006 4023 had the newer rear and black frame.

This one looks to have lost it's cover obviously, probably from snow, wind or both.
Both that tractor and property looked un-touched for years.

A shame such a fine machine has been forgotten (at least it seems) and left out in the elements.



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It certainly looks to be in pretty decent shape for being abandoned. Possibly a blown engine but who knows until some testing and further inspection is performed. It wouldn't take much cleanup work to make that one look very nice. Shoot them a bargain price offer if they are willing to let it go.

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If I can get in contact with whomever owns it I will try.

Just not sure this is the best way to go. I'd need to install a pto so I could have a hydro-bagger. Not sure how much that'll all run me.
And of course I could just get it, clean it all up and re-sell.

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Careful on the "I can fix it and sell it" thoughts, I forget how many of those "deals" I have brought home only to lose money in the end.

Shame if can't find the owner, check your local court clerk to find who owns the property, chances are its a older person or property in probate were the owner is deceased. Doesn't make sense why its sitting out like that.

If you can get in contact with the owner, may want to gently disclose you were on the property looking around, I had a simular thing happen to me a few years back were I found a bunch of Case Gt's, tillers and even a few Colts in what I thought was open business. Turned out this was a used salvage business that had been closed for years, any type of a deal to buy anything was ruined by the owner being upset that I had been on his property without him knowing about it. In my case I was surprised by the owners reaction as I could have helped myself to anything I had wanted but of course being a man of honest character, I had never even considered such.

Lession I learned from my situation, You got to be respectful of others property even if its just walking around on it.
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Absolutely. I would never dream of doing anything shady. Most likely I will not even bother.
It is very close to the road. Was walking by this time and decided to take the pictures.
Town hall is a great suggestion.

i almost feel bad posting the pictures now after your experience.

I do not make it a habit to buy and sell machines. Really only did it once in NC with an older wheel horse. It was too nice to use once I cleaned it up. Sold it to a collector.

Thanks for the info.

I may ask mods to remove thread.

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That just kills me to see stuff treated like that. Good luck . slkpk
I wouldn't go so far as to remove the thread. Both of my tractors had been "left for dead" and the only reason I am a case guy is due to that combined with my epic cheapness and a lot of luck.
My 72 222 was rotting behind my father in laws shed (free) and my 85 446 was growing mold and annoying the wife at a friends house (a bottle of Bourbon in trade).
Both great deals but only because I approached then correctly. Keep the thread open so others can learn the ins and outs of the same

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I will post progress but will take a while.


MU just go to the township like suggested and find out who owns it or ask a neighbor, be respectful like the guys on American Pickers, hand the guy a list - you know of the kind of things you like to buy - Colt, Case, Ingersoll... :D
MU just go to the township like suggested and find out who owns it or ask a neighbor, be respectful like the guys on American Pickers, hand the guy a list - you know of the kind of things you like to buy - Colt, Case, Ingersoll... :D
Will do, well maybe not the list......:sidelaugh

It really is a shame to see a nice piece of equipment sitting out/ exposed like that.....:Disgus:

Checking on the property owner and asking around the neighbor's may bring you a nice surprise...

Good luck! and keep this thread open--it gives some of us others hope aand ideas...

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On my last drive by it was gone/moved.
Guess the owned decided to put it back to use or sold it.

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Well at least its going back to work and not sitting out rusting away.....
I have been wanting to upgrade from my 222 to one of those.
Bummer it is just sitting.
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