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I'm looking to get a yard tractor to replace my Snapper RER for mowing, enlarging the garden, moving things around, etc. Came across a rough-looking 810 that runs fine and has a 40" commercial front deck and a rotary plow. Love that rotary plow for making quick work of plowing the side yard and digging some post holes for a deck and getting the trench started for running power back out to the shed...

Here's a picture from CL:



I don't mind doing some resto work, welding, painting, etc.

They're asking $400 here in Georgia. What's a decent price for a running model with the attachments they have? Thanks
 

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I'd say that if it's running, and the attachments work, 400 is a good price. That machine has the front drive adapter, which is a plus. Parted out, you'd easily get more than 400 for it. My advice is go get it.

Good luck, welcome to the forum, and :wwp:
 

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That 810 has a hydraulic lift which is a plus. It is a little underpowered so ground speed will be limited when mowing. Not bad for what you are getting. Basically you are buying the attachments and front drive for $400. The tractor is tossed in for free. How good a deal is that?
 

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For $400 with hydraulics and those attachments I'd get after that, and I have my G.A.S. under control at the moment. Good Luck.
 

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Like others have said, the accessories make this deal pretty good regardless of the condition of the 810. You might want to take a closer look at this unit, though. The guy is advertising it as having a 21hp engine (Repower? Sure looks like just a 10hp Kohler in the picture). The Comm 40" deck he has looks like it is in good/better than average condition (just missing the covers). The rotary plow is "well"-used and might need a little work. If you don't mind the resto work, as you indicated, it could be a solid machine for you.

Regarding price, I'd start lower than $400. That 810 has been sitting on CL for nearly three weeks. With its appearance so rough, you won't have much competition in Middle GA for it.

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Like others have said, the accessories make this deal pretty good regardless of the condition of the 810. You might want to take a closer look at this unit, though. The guy is advertising it as having a 21hp engine (Repower? Sure looks like just a 10hp Kohler in the picture). The Comm 40" deck he has looks like it is in good/better than average condition (just missing the covers). The rotary plow is "well"-used and might need a little work. If you don't mind the resto work, as you indicated, it could be a solid machine for you.

Regarding price, I'd start lower than $400. That 810 has been sitting on CL for nearly three weeks. With its appearance so rough, you won't have much competition in Middle GA for it.

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-worth more than 2 cents, This is a solid strategy for "getting after that". :goodl: :goodl:
 

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I'd bring one ben franklin for each pocket or maybe two grants in a pocket or two, and a trailer. Then as negotiations get serious you can be serious with cash a bit at a time. The trailer shows you are ready to take it now and if the seller has a wife that wants it gone this can be a big advantage.

Be sure to post pix when you get her home.
 

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I sold this in the spring for $570. I think it was worth a little more. It was re-ringed and ready for use. The red paint was factory original, the white and decals were new. It had the later rack and pinion steering. It also included a parts-only plow that had been used hard.
 

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For my $400 i got a 1973 810/816...that's an 810 that was repowered with the 16hp in 1990. runs great and with a little scrubbing looks about 10 times better. Lots of caked on greasy dirt. Hood needs stripping and repainting but it is all solid. A few welds on the frame could use some grinding and repainting.

Also came with a beefed up commercial 40 deck. Beefed up with channel added on top of both spindles and pillow blocks on top and below deck on each spindle. Thats why their are no cover plates on top in the pictures.

Also came with a rotary plow which was totally covered in grimy dirt and Georgia clay. It now is almost clean and has shiny orange paint. A little more degreaser and it will look almost new.

Last but not least are records and manuals and brochures going back to when it was originally sold by Shearer Mowers in Tavares, FL. Receipt for rotary plow from 1986, new Kohler engine receipt from Grainger in 1990, etc and so on.

Looking forward to turning some dirt tomorrow!
 

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For my $400 i got a 1973 810/816...that's an 810 that was repowered with the 16hp in 1990. runs great and with a little scrubbing looks about 10 times better. Lots of caked on greasy dirt. Hood needs stripping and repainting but it is all solid. A few welds on the frame could use some grinding and repainting.

Also came with a beefed up commercial 40 deck. Beefed up with channel added on top of both spindles and pillow blocks on top and below deck on each spindle. Thats why their are no cover plates on top in the pictures.

Also came with a rotary plow which was totally covered in grimy dirt and Georgia clay. It now is almost clean and has shiny orange paint. A little more degreaser and it will look almost new.

Last but not least are records and manuals and brochures going back to when it was originally sold by Shearer Mowers in Tavares, FL. Receipt for rotary plow from 1986, new Kohler engine receipt from Grainger in 1990, etc and so on.

Looking forward to turning some dirt tomorrow!
Congratulations man. Looks like a solid score. You are going to love owning that tractor.:drunkie: Good way to ring in 2012.
 

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Sounds to me like you've done pretty well. The conversion from an 810 to an 816 was a pretty good one.

We'd love to see some more pics when you get a chance.

Oh, BTW, welcome to MTF and to the world of Gravely. :fing32:
 
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