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10-24-2012, 10:17 PM #1
- Join Date
- Jun 2010
- Somewhere north of Roseau,MN
- Fordson Major Diesel, Ford 1510, John Deere L111
NH 273... A deal I couldn't refuse!
After telling myself I'd never get a baler because they were too expensive and a pain-in-the-you-know-where to keep running, I caved! I saw an ad in Craig's list for a NH 273 with a Farmhand 8 pack accumulator and a Farmhand 8 pack picker (fork, grapple, whatever you want to call it), all for $1750. I called the number and it ended up being an implement dealer about 85 miles away. They said they like to put the older small stuff on Craig's List for the hobby farmers to find there, as they know most of us can't afford new equipment and many tend to avoid looking in dealer lots, as to avoid higher prices.
This tactic worked. We talked on the phone and I ended up visiting the lot to look at the stuff. The dealer actually hooked the baler to a tractor and ran it for me so I could see it work. The accumulator needs a little TLC, but nothing major. The grapple may very well be too big and heavy for my little loader, but the baler and accumulator were worth the price alone, so I'm not concerned with the picker in the least. My dad says he has a couple ideas to try with it, so we'll see.
I wasn't sure how I was going to transport all this stuff, as I'd need to make at least two trips with my trailer to get them. My dealer said, "Okay, here's what we can do. I'll knock $50 off the top and deliver it for $300. You get the whole works to your door for $2000 even."
Now to get some heavy tarps to cover it all.
JoeFordson Major Diesel: Case 3-bottom Trip Plow, Case 12' Trip Field Cultivator, Kewanee 130 Disc, John Deere 1209 Mower Conditioner, John Deere 594LW Side Delivery Rake, New Holland Hayliner 273 Baler, 18' Spike-Tooth Harrow
Ford 1510: Du-Al 105 Loader, "The Thumb" Grapple, Bush Hog RBC60 Rear Blade, Woods HC54 Rotary Cutter, Tarter 5' Heavy-Duty Hinge Back Box Blade, Buhler Farm King Y600 Snowblower
10-25-2012, 08:16 PM #2
- Join Date
- Nov 2010
- Pulaski, TN
- JD 5300
Great deal! I'm jealous.
10-25-2012, 08:37 PM #3
- Join Date
- Apr 2012
- kubota 7040sud
Re: NH 273... A deal I couldn't refuse!
enjoy your new attaments why cant i find deals that that on craigslist i might be the size of my tractor a 70 horse
10-25-2012, 08:43 PM #4
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