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    Default Yardman (MTD) Garden Tractor Pricing

    I see someone has an 18hp garden tractor for sale with a 50" deck, snow plow and a busted tiller. Says it has a new motor in with about 30 hours on it. Looks like it is in decent shape. He's asking $2700 for it, does that sound like it is in the ballpark?

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    Default Re: Yardman (MTD) Garden Tractor Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by vrman View Post
    I see someone has an 18hp garden tractor for sale with a 50" deck, snow plow and a busted tiller. Says it has a new motor in with about 30 hours on it. Looks like it is in decent shape. He's asking $2700 for it, does that sound like it is in the ballpark?
    MTD scares me .
    How old is it?
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    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Default Re: Yardman (MTD) Garden Tractor Pricing

    I believe it is a 1995 model 998. Have you heard of problems with MTD? I always thought they were pretty solid.

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    Default Re: Yardman (MTD) Garden Tractor Pricing

    Check the bearings on the deck and be prepared to replace the blade belt whenever you cut long, damp grass.

    My dad had a little MTD of about that vintage, and those were the main problems. He had a lot of hours on it though...large property and after he got Alzheimers he'd mow the same strip of grass for eight hours a day (only way to keep him off the big tractor)...and it ran okay until recently. Even with a questionable motor, a slipping transmission, and bad bearings, it brought $1200 at auction.

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    Default Re: Yardman (MTD) Garden Tractor Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by vrman View Post
    I believe it is a 1995 model 998. Have you heard of problems with MTD? I always thought they were pretty solid.
    The 1995 Wards lawn tractor made by MTD was the worst tractor I ever owned.
    Constantly had trouble with it.
    It was a real aggravation.
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    Default Re: Yardman (MTD) Garden Tractor Pricing

    IF it were a later model in great condition, it might be worth it, and I'm no expert on prices, so maybe it's worth what he's asking, but personally, I wouldn't even consider it. If I needed something like that, in that price range, I'd go to Sears and buy a new Craftsman.
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    Default Re: Yardman (MTD) Garden Tractor Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by vrman View Post
    I see someone has an 18hp garden tractor for sale with a 50" deck, snow plow and a busted tiller. Says it has a new motor in with about 30 hours on it. Looks like it is in decent shape.
    1a*He's asking $2700 for it, does that sound like it is in the ballpark?
    Quote Originally Posted by vrman View Post
    1b*I believe it is a 1995 model 998. Have you heard of problems with MTD? I always thought they were pretty solid.
    1c*With a BX 23 why are you intrested in the MTD?
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
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    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Default Re: Yardman (MTD) Garden Tractor Pricing

    Quote Originally Posted by vrman View Post
    I see someone has an 18hp garden tractor for sale with a 50" deck, snow plow and a busted tiller. Says it has a new motor in with about 30 hours on it. Looks like it is in decent shape. He's asking $2700 for it, does that sound like it is in the ballpark?
    For that price you could buy a 154 cub

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    Default Re: Yardman (MTD) Garden Tractor Pricing

    He's asking $2700 for it, does that sound like it is in the ballpark?

    YIKES!!! and ah..... NO! For giggles I looked in my blue book for this tractor. $183 for the tracor $95 for the tiller and $45 for the plow. These are average trade values for that machine. The retail for about $450.00 You can make up your mind wether the new motor is worth the extra money. Just don't want to see you throw your money away.
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    Remember nobody ever complained about having too much horsepower!

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    Default Re: Yardman (MTD) Garden Tractor Pricing

    This is a pun thread isn't it? It's just got to be a joke. No joke.

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