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    Default It is hard to turn away from bargains I don't need. Anyone else have that problem?

    Here's the latest:

    3 pt. Hyd. Scraper 5ft. Wide - $600

    3 pt. Hyd. Scraper 5ft. Wide

    I don't have the tractor for it or the need for it, but maybe if I bought it, I would have a reason to get a larger tractor and more land.

    It even has hubcaps!

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    Default Re: It is hard to turn away from bargains I don't need. Anyone else have that proble

    Looks like something that would be handy for reclaiming some land or digging a small pond out. I use to run a Steiger with 2 scraper pans and a big JD with one pan,you can really grade a place smooth with them,not just haul dirt,there is a trick to running them but once you get the hang of the cut, filling then doing a finish pass they work wonders.But they wasnt a pan like that but it may do the same as the larger ones.

    But yes I am the same way with good deals

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    Default Re: It is hard to turn away from bargains I don't need. Anyone else have that proble

    It may not be needed NOW but who knows about the future. Then it will cost several times the purchase price. That is my philosophy. It helps me spend lots of money.

    Incidently, that is the way places like Costco and Sam's Club stimulate buying. Here today and gone tomorrow. (I'm a member of both. )
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    Default Re: It is hard to turn away from bargains I don't need. Anyone else have that proble

    Sandbast and paint it.
    Maybe JD green?
    Put ribbed implement tires in it.
    Add some decals and it looks like money in the bank to me.

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    Default Re: It is hard to turn away from bargains I don't need. Anyone else have that proble

    If you always wait until you need something before you buy it, you will pretty well always be paying full price.
    Case IH 1390, 64 PTO HP
    Loader with bucket, 6' back blade, Woods bushhog, 2 furrow plow and a couple of very old, rusty disk harrows

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    Default Re: It is hard to turn away from bargains I don't need. Anyone else have that proble

    Quote Originally Posted by zing View Post
    If you always wait until you need something before you buy it, you will pretty well always be paying full price.


    Or not be able to find the item at all when you do need it like last October when we had the ice storm and chainsaws and generators were sold out within 50 miles.
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    I've always wanted one of these. I wonder how much tractor you would need to pull that effectively.

    I'm also a sucker for a good deal. I'm waiting patiently for a good deal to come along for a HD bush hog. I got sucked into a heck of a deal for my 3 pt stumpgrinder but boy I'm glad I did!
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    Default Re: It is hard to turn away from bargains I don't need. Anyone else have that proble

    If I had come across a 3 pt stump grinder that my tractor could power affectively I would jump on it. I
    could have been busy all summer since July 4th when a strom storm hit anad took down hundreds of
    trees in the area. The tree guys are still busy cleaning up both the mess and making loads of cash.

    The electric utilitiy brought in help with managing the fallen trees and pruning to mitigate future
    incidents from a couple states away.

    I have no doubt I could load my tractor w/stump grinder (or one made for the Bobcat) on a trailer and
    be busy with 3 or 4 jobs a day.

    I wouldn't know how to charge for a job like that other than estimating my time since I've never done it
    before (and won't be since I don't have a stump grinder). Is that the normal method or do you work by
    the stump diameter taking or some other pricing model? Beyond 25 miles I think I would add a travel charge,
    but that 25 mile radius would give me a few thousand potential customers just from that one storm.

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    Default Re: It is hard to turn away from bargains I don't need. Anyone else have that proble

    That is a real nice scoop pan...
    You got a deal...
    I am a Craigslist browser also...
    The last few things I purchased for my tractor in implements was found there...
    You could make that scrape look like new money with a coat of paint...
    And then resell it for a profit...
    Or do like I do...
    Paint it up and keep it...lol

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    Default Re: It is hard to turn away from bargains I don't need. Anyone else have that proble

    Quote Originally Posted by sparc View Post
    If I had come across a 3 pt stump grinder that my tractor could power affectively I would jump on it. I
    could have been busy all summer since July 4th when a strom storm hit anad took down hundreds of
    trees in the area. The tree guys are still busy cleaning up both the mess and making loads of cash.

    The electric utilitiy brought in help with managing the fallen trees and pruning to mitigate future
    incidents from a couple states away.

    I have no doubt I could load my tractor w/stump grinder (or one made for the Bobcat) on a trailer and
    be busy with 3 or 4 jobs a day.

    I wouldn't know how to charge for a job like that other than estimating my time since I've never done it
    before (and won't be since I don't have a stump grinder). Is that the normal method or do you work by
    the stump diameter taking or some other pricing model? Beyond 25 miles I think I would add a travel charge,
    but that 25 mile radius would give me a few thousand potential customers just from that one storm.

    I havne't had a job for it yet as I haven't advertised at all. However, my goal is to put an ad out at some point and eventually make enough profit on the grinder just to pay for itself (including being paid for my own time and equipment). I do have my first job this week, just a small one with 3 stumps to grind down the road, I may even just drive my tractor to the site. I've used it enough already to be sure I made the right decision to jump on it. I can already estimate pretty well how long it will take me on certain sized trees, so I could charge either time or by the stump, this first job I'm just charging by the 'job'.
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