240D for sale

   / 240D for sale #21  
That looks like 2wd. Why isn't it sunk to the frame?
 
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She has lots of stuff to sell since her fellow died about 2 years ago, including this 240D all setting outside and rusting away. I asked about it here to see if it was serviceable and practical for our needs. She did say she had someone interested in it, but now you guys got me somewhat interested. o_O
 
   / 240D for sale #23  
I think that Yanmars that vintage are incredible solid, simple machines. Absent a cracked frame or block, they are, as @California said, simple and easy to fix. They were built to be daily drivers in Japan, doing everything necessary to farm small plots, with very low technology. I think that they are gems. At 400 hours, it is just getting broken in.

I would expect to change filters, fluids, a few hoses, and some of the wiring. If I were closer, I would buy just for the fun of it, and to rip my subsoil up.

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No idea what a fair price is. Pricing can be very local. In my own book, "As is, where is", is a lot, lot, less than "running", and that is less than "recently overhauled", and for me, a piece of equipment that I can go get and bring home myself in less than day is worth a lot more than one across the country. I would try to get the attachments and any tools or filters, or parts that her husband had as part of the price. I would buy it "as is, where is" lest tinkering cause any backsliding on price or ownership.

Good luck! (And put a ROPS on, if you getting running.) I think you would have fun with it on trails, too. (Just watch for cross slopes!)

All the best,

Peter
 
   / 240D for sale #24  
That looks like 2wd. Why isn't it sunk to the frame?
He's surely running a rototlller so its like he has 16 wheel drive, to keep moving.

I wonder if centuries of tillage has left a layer of hardpan beneath 8 inches of permeable soil?
 
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   / 240D for sale #25  
I would buy it "as is, where is" lest tinkering cause any backsliding on price or ownership.
... But in this case he still has to have the respect of the widow neighbor after he has it up and running. Therefor my suggestion to tinker with it, to better appraise a fair price and not lose a friend.

In contrast - I liked my first YM186D, no loader. But then I found nearby a second one, worst CL ad ever: "Tractor $1". The text inside the ad was $4,500 but no mention of Yanmar, or options. Just a photo. After the ad ran for a week the text changed to $3,500 so I called him and learned of the options: factory loader, the rare OEM power steering, plus a matching Yanmar box blade, clip-on loader forks, replica Operator, Parts, and Overhaul manuals. I ran down, tried it, gave him a couple of $100 bills deposit and came back the next day with cash and my trailer. He said I was the only reply to that atrocious "Tractor $1" ad. And he needed the money desperately, to replace the AT in his truck, he was out of work until he had money to fix it. His wife glared at me the whole time, and must have later screamed at him that he had sold it for far less than it had cost him. Sorry, guy. I think north of $5k for everything would have been a good price, with that rare power steering.
 
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   / 240D for sale #27  
She has lots of stuff to sell since her fellow died about 2 years ago, including this 240D all setting outside and rusting away. I asked about it here to see if it was serviceable and practical for our needs. She did say she had someone interested in it, but now you guys got me somewhat interested. o_O
If you have $3,000 cash in hand to offer her, I bet she'll let it go.

The fuel sat for a while, so purge the fuel bowl, drain the tank, add fresh, bleed the lines to the injectors would get the fuel side flowing to start. I would also open the air cleaner box to ensure o critters made a winter home in there for the past few years.

Since you are just north of me on US-41, I would expect the clutch to be stuck. There are tricks to un-stick the clutch. If the tractor was parked in neutral, a stuck clutch isn't too bad to start or to the YM240 onto a trailer. The only problem would be stuck rear brakes.

I too would echo, NEVER use starting fluid on a diesel. I've used REM oil and it's way safer for the engine.
 
   / 240D for sale #28  
I've seen pictures of your handy work building a trail groomer, I'm sure you could configure a safe decent rops for it with your new welder? As others have said it's a simple well built tractor that I'm sure you will use frequently. Who knows if you ever get tired of it I might be interested in it for my place up there lol.
 
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I'll speak with the owner about its sale. We are heading back there to clear her driveway of brush and I'll ask if she like her "field" mowed which is rapidly growing back to woods. She did say it needs to be mowed but the Yanmar being mixed into the deal is a new thought.

Yes it needs a ROP.
 
   / 240D for sale #30  

Has broken hour meter. Auctioned for $1050.

Other auction sales: https://www.tractorhouse.com/listin...Results&Manufacturer=YANMAR&Hours=*400&page=2
 
 
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