Cut that back there to this...
Just watched the start of the auction and the 4720 went for $21K. Some of the pedal tractors went for more then the GT's and the LT's. Trailer hasn't been sold yet but is at $970.Well, for those following the auction, it's starting to jump. I came in at 1:43 and the GT 275 was at $41. Just checked and it's over $400. The landscape trailer is at $945. That's almost new price for one that size. Guess I can go to work tomorrow. No road trip to pick up a new old tractor.
Just watched the start of the auction and the 4720 went for $21K. Some of the pedal tractors went for more then the GT's and the LT's. Trailer hasn't been sold yet but is at $970.
I looked at the auction site again before checking here. The final loader price is probably a good value, but still too high for me. The trailer price is bonkers.Up-date. Trailer went for $1450. Allmost as much as a new one.
Since I retired, my favorite pass time is auctions. I go to one at the local fair grounds every Tuesday. They have a big Spring and Fall sale. It has 3 auctioneers going all day. Starts at 10, and goes till dark. I think it's the third week of March, and the third week of October.There are some real deals to be had. I bought a Homelite 7-29 with a 52" bar and helper handle. It's a 129CC logging saw. I paid $60 for it and posted it on a chainsaw site. Not long after, a collector in Australia, offered me $800 US plus shipping. It now lives in Australia. To me, auctions are great entertainment. I might tell you of a saw I got for $15 and sold it for several hundred. What I didn't tell you was I spent 10-12 hours at the sale. I was at one in PA last fall where I bought a big, very rare, 1968 Poulan Super 68 with a 31" bar for $40. It didn't have a chain on it, and it pulls a "half inch" chain. They quit making it about 30 years ago. I got lucky and found a guy with 2, hundred foot rolls, and he cut me a chain. It runs great. I didn't take my trailer because the sale was so far away. Should have taken the trailer. There was a Kubota GT they couldn't get an opening bid on. Finally some one bid $100, and it sold for $120. It started, no smoke, and ran around. Only thing bad was all four lights were busted out. What I have found is, sales that are advertised as having a lot of tractors, will bring every tractor guy around, and bring high prices. Local estate sales won't bring every tractor guy within 150 miles, and might yield some good deals This covid crap is driving all auctions crazy. People are going crazy stuck at home. The big spring and fall sales I go to, tractors with condition bring good money. But, you often find tractors in the 210,12,14 series with nasty seats and gray from sitting under a tree, that start and run fine, sell for $50 bucks. Especially if they are on flat tires. I like auctions.I've only been to two auctions and it always seemed to me that very few great deals were ever had at them. I've bid on a few items and pretty sure that there was a schiller in the crowd pushing the prices up past a certain point for all the JD stuff. That point was always above what I was willing to pay for something that you don't know the condition of.
Isn't it like 300 degrees at your house today? The only time I went outside was to jump in the pool while my dogs completed their important business. It was so hot they gave up on fetch after 3 throws.I rented a stump grinder this weekend. Did 2 big ones, one medium and 3 small. Boy does that thing make a mess.
Probably a 12-15 buckets full of crap in a pile down back. Not exactly sure what I’m going to do with it. The primary motivation was the big stump on my front lawn from the maple the town took down for me. I had to look at it every time I look out the window in front of the kitchen sink.
Now I need to get some loam and seed the spot left.
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