Agree - that is my main holdup. Very costly to put a loader on it. Believe I'll be whacked out on value with the hours on it if I buy a loader.That's a whole lot of tractor for your intended tasks. I would not worry so much about the hours. If you don't have a tractor with a loader already I would pass. Good luck.
Good advice. It's at a dealer and they have driven it around the lot and tested everything. I would do so in person before purchase. Agree - 1/2 hour running test is needed.re: starts runs idles good, ok..does it DRIVE in every gear ? test drive for at least 1/2hr. There was appost last week, 'ran at seller, bought, died 10 minutes on buyers farm'.... PTO works, 3PH works ?
simple math ...10 year old tractor, so about 600 hrs a year, 50 hrs a month, 2hrs per day so probably not abused.
so it 'sounds' like a good deal..gotta be cheape rthan a new one ,IF you can find one.
Sounds like a pretty good price. But the bigger question is is it close to what you would buy new to suit your needs? Adding a loader isn't usually cost effective unless you fall into a good deal on it.Nice shape - doesn't look like it has that many hours on it. Will use for light bush hogging and blading the drive. No loader, starts runs idles good, no noticeable blow by. Delivered to my barn for $19,000 Good deal or run away?