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    Default Please Advise Buying My First Tractor

    I am looking at a Ford 7700. The owner is asking $6,500. It runs good.

    Is the price reasonable or should I be looking for something else?

    Hope to find something in price range of $4K to $5K

    What models or brands I should avoid?

    Trying to buy local however I will consider purchasing out of state and have it hauled by a company to me.

    Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Please Advise Buying My First Tractor

    There are a lot of variables in pricing used tractors such as options, age, hours, condition, etc. This link will take you to TractorHouse and a listing of 7700s. Your asked price of $6,500 is low compared to most shown here, but the variables are not known. Hope this helps.
    FORD 7700, Used FORD 7700, FORD 7700 For Sale At TractorHouse.com
    The Opti-Mist

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    Default Re: Please Advise Buying My First Tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by rbean View Post
    I am looking at a Ford 7700. The owner is asking $6,500. It runs good.

    Is the price reasonable or should I be looking for something else?

    Hope to find something in price range of $4K to $5K

    What models or brands I should avoid?

    Trying to buy local however I will consider purchasing out of state and have it hauled by a company to me.

    Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.
    If you are going to keep the tractor for many years I would suggest a used tractor with less than 1,500 hours. The major players are the safest bet. Ford, New Holland, John Deere, and kubota. You need to decide the size and horsepower required for the implements you want to run first and then back your way in to the tractor. There is no other way. For $5K you will be able to find what you want. It's not going to fall in to your lap. It will take a bit of searching and some time to find it.

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    low price around here.

    your 4k$ to 5K$ number is more inline with an older 5000 7000 or 8000 machine.

    soundguy

    Quote Originally Posted by rbean View Post
    I am looking at a Ford 7700. The owner is asking $6,500. It runs good.

    Is the price reasonable or should I be looking for something else?

    Hope to find something in price range of $4K to $5K

    What models or brands I should avoid?

    Trying to buy local however I will consider purchasing out of state and have it hauled by a company to me.

    Any suggestions and advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Please Advise Buying My First Tractor

    I am looking at MF 1105. Is this a good tractor? I have looked at hundreds of tractors online. It seems that people want a lot for old horrible machines.

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    Default Re: Please Advise Buying My First Tractor

    Personally, I wouldn't buy out of state, I would certainly want to personally inspect the tractor before making a decision. Some things that look good in pictures don't look so good in person. YMMV.

    Ken

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    do inspect.. even if out of state...

    soundguy

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    Default Re: Please Advise Buying My First Tractor

    I agree, when purchasing something like a used tractor, buying site unseen could really bite you.

    Take a road trip and make a day of it!

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    Default Re: Please Advise Buying My First Tractor

    especially fun for the short trips 1 state away that you cen leave early and get back late.

    soundguy

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