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Well, it's a free country they can ask what they want.

Good luck to them.
As someone here on MTF said demographics play a part. I think things are pricey here in Co.
 

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As someone here on MTF said demographics play a part. I think things are pricey here in Co.
I lived there for 10 years, but with a 1/10th acre lot had no need for much more than a weed whacker so I didn't know anything about GT prices. At the time, if you wanted a bigger lot, you went and bought yourself a 40 acre plot and went for a CUT.
 

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First of all the rear has no down force, the "Classic Collector" wouldn't want a newer high backed seat (even though it looks more comfortable) and didn't know what Ag or Tractor tires are called! Hmmm! It does look nice though! If that is what they go for in Colorado we all know location has a lot to do with pricing.
 

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Actually, now that I think about it, I traded a bunch of PMs with a member from CO who was after a classic JD. We found reasonable prices, but just a very scarce selection IIRC.
 

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The 317 looks like it is from someone that only wants to see if he can a stupid price for it and really doesn't want to sell it too bad.

The 318 is someone that doesn't have any clue what they are worth.

That's my $.02
 

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Probably NOT a member, the air cleaner cover isn't the current MTF Member restored Yellow !! :sidelaugh
 

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I got nearly that much for a 318 a couple of years ago. That price isn't out of line. The 317 is of course just silly, and "completely restored" can vary from everything taken apart and renewed to a spray can paint job over dirt & rust. It will still not be a 318 even if the K17 was rebuilt. Nice tractors but about $4000 too high.
 

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Maybe the wagon that comes with the 317 is the ultra rare gold plated Model 80 cart. That would explain the price a little better.
 

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Yeah, 316`s and 318`s usually get good money up our way.

Here`s about as good a deal as can be found around here.

http://maine.craigslist.org/grd/2822997543.html

My left brain is telling me to hitch up the trailer and go look at it.
My right brain is reminding me that I already have all the tractor projects I`ll need for a few years to come.
 

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Yeah, 316`s and 318`s usually get good money up our way.

Here`s about as good a deal as can be found around here.

http://maine.craigslist.org/grd/2822997543.html

My left brain is telling me to hitch up the trailer and go look at it.
My right brain is reminding me that I already have all the tractor projects I`ll need for a few years to come.
Although the seller has no clue, I think you need to hitch that trailer up. $5 says there ain't no rear PTO.
 

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I like the way they strapped the spreader down to the trailer but left the tractor untethered.
 

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I like the way they strapped the spreader down to the trailer but left the tractor untethered.
It looks like they also have a strap to the front axle, or possibly to the blade where it connects to the front.
 

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I am seeing $400 in tires a seat alone.
318 fetch a high price here in CT.
Even with 1300+ hours?? For a low hour one it is not that out of line. IMO...
 

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I see nothing wrong with the 317, it has a very desirable 2 way blade (4 way in some circles) and the spreader is just a tow behind.
The wheels look like they at least weren't sprayed without masking the tires like some I've seen, and the seat looks ok. My only real criticism is that it is priced way too high and has only 2 photos of the same side.
Maybe his wife told him it had to go after all the work & money he put in it, and this is his way of making her happy?
 

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