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A business associate of mine asked if I was interested in his 2004 Gravely/Kohler Pro 12 hp with blower and finish mower. I'm told it's very clean and has been stored indoors. I think he said it has less than 200 hours on it. He said he is looking to get a "fair" price for it.

As an old LI guy, I'm certainly interested in this tractor but I have no clue as to what is "fair" for this vintage and condition of tractor. Can anyone offer their opinion as to what might constitute a fair price? Thanks so much.
 

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Sounds like a nice machine. I own several Pro's myself so I can honestly say $2000-$2500 would be a "fair" price, if not a little low.
 

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I believe you'd be pushing the envelope of "Fair" to offer anything less than $2000 for that equipment. That machine is nearly brand new by Gravely standards and was probably the last manufacturing year for the walk-behinds. Figure that when brand new, the tractor alone was $5K - sans any wheel assemblies or attachments.
 

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I would not offer anything until I looked at it personly. If it looks like it's discribed, $2000 would be a bargain.
But Ron - this guy lives very close to Mark, so an "exceptional circumstance" might apply to make a sight-unseen offer. :biglaugh:

Seriously though - linekin - if your associate doesn't have the equipment listed publicly, follow Don's advice and personally check it out. But don't wait too long - if others (particularly Gravely-holics) get wind of it, the seller might make a deal as you're on the sideline.

A few of us here have made sight-unseen Gravely transactions - some at great distances. Fortunately, for most of us, it usually works out well. But if you're able to visit and inspect pre-purchase, all the better! :goodl:
 

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Sorry, I did not mean to imply that I would be buying this equipment without a pre-purchase inspection. Rather, I was hoping to cobble together a "trading range" so I could gauge my level of interest. In other words, if "fair" was $4,000-$4500 I would have to bow out or face divorce. $3300-$3700 and I might only need to check into the dog house. This I can tolerate.

Thanks so much for the advise all have provided.
 

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Sorry, I did not mean to imply that I would be buying this equipment without a pre-purchase inspection. Rather, I was hoping to cobble together a "trading range" so I could gauge my level of interest. In other words, if "fair" was $4,000-$4500 I would have to bow out or face divorce. $3300-$3700 and I might only need to check into the dog house. This I can tolerate.

Thanks so much for the advise all have provided.

Well I can assure ya that the equipment is "worth" $4000-$4500 - there's little doubt about that, given the hours on the tractor and the probably condition of it/the attachments. It just depends on what your seller will let it go for - the market simply won't support a $4K plus sales price at this time.

And I meant to say follow Ron's advice in my previous post - but following Don's advice (FlaDon) can also be a wise thing to do. :fing32:
 

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But Ron - this guy lives very close to Mark, so an "exceptional circumstance" might apply to make a sight-unseen offer. :biglaugh:

Seriously though - linekin - if your associate doesn't have the equipment listed publicly, follow Don's advice and personally check it out. But don't wait too long - if others (particularly Gravely-holics) get wind of it, the seller might make a deal as you're on the sideline.

A few of us here have made sight-unseen Gravely transactions - some at great distances. Fortunately, for most of us, it usually works out well. But if you're able to visit and inspect pre-purchase, all the better! :goodl:
I knew you'd throw your 2 cents in somewhere! I guess if he decides to pass on this machine, I wouldn't mind checking it out myself. ;)
 

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I knew you'd throw your 2 cents in somewhere! I guess if he decides to pass on this machine, I wouldn't mind checking it out myself. ;)
Yeah - most days that's about all it's worth! :trink39:

Sounds like an awesome tractor - it would be great to grab up one of the last machines that came off the line. :fing32:
 

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Yeah - most days that's about all it's worth! :trink39:

Sounds like an awesome tractor - it would be great to grab up one of the last machines that came off the line. :fing32:
May already have that covered! I'll get the numbers off my Pro14 Robin and have Don run them. Judging by the stupid bubbly letters on the hood, I estimate the machine to be 2003-2004.
 

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May already have that covered! I'll get the numbers off my Pro14 Robin and have Don run them. Judging by the stupid bubbly letters on the hood, I estimate the machine to be 2003-2004.
Have you had a chance to run that puppy enough to see how she compares power-wise to your Kohler and Briggs powered tractors?
 

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Nah, not yet. Just got it several days ago and drove it right into the shed. Hopefully I can find a few moments this week to tinker with it and toss one of my 50" decks on it. I'll be sure to get some pictures and maybe some video!
 
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