Good deals from Craigslist, that will not sell here!

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Thanks for posting, a C/L finds thread just might be a real handy thing to have going here rather than searching all around the country. Maybe it could be under the "regional" category and only contain tractor related stuff that those in those regions find. :confused3:
I'm always ready for a good road trip to save a buck, even if I break even but end up with a better quality/brand than what I was considering locally. I just made a 1200 mile round trip for a twin spindle 8' Bush Hog brand mower as there is very little to no choices locally.
 
  
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I was thinking for tractor attachments only... (but I don't care if this gets hijack). I know some places will never see certain items come up for sale so a ROAD TRIP! ...to get tractor implements maybe the only way to get stuff.

I did not list an 8' Hydraulic blade that has a tail wheel for $2500... because it's not what I would call a good deal. Granted those just don't really come up for sale much.
 
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90" Woods Finish Mower for $500. No pictures, posted in Pittsburgh CL.... email only. But if you were in the market, it might be worth checking to see if it is a scammer or not. $500 for a $4900 mower....

woods finish mower - farm & garden - by owner - sale
 
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It looks legit, The email goes back through craigslist.
 
  
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Needing a new belt... Lots of hours but they are built for it! I don't have flat enough ground I scalp some with 72".
 
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FORD TRACTOR, 1982 model 36 - farm & garden - by owner - sale

I have not seen this one in person but if I was in the market for another Ford or just had a good place to keep it I would try to bring it home based on the photos. This 3610 was the first year with the internal brakes vs the rear axles that leaked on the shoes when they get old. It is on 80 just east of Lake Barkley. 2400 easy hours sounds good at least on paper. :)
 
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On my local, Charleston SC CL is a Ford 2000 RUNNING for $2000.00 obo..
I take that back.. its on facebook, marketplace..
THATS another GOOD SPOT to find local deals from home owners.. hardly any dealers.. just folks tryin to make an easy dollar..
So any of you folks that have a FB account.. log in & look for the header> "marketplace"..
I've gotten AFEW GOOD DEALS off of it.. BRAND NEW 6' fiberglass Werner ladder for 30.00, hadn't even been stepped on.. Lol
& a 3100 psi electric pressure washer, FREE.. BEFORE I got there, the fella ran it for a few minutes w/ no water going thru it & it shut off & wouldn't come back on, so he gave it to me!!! He wanted 75.00 in the ad..
I took it home, took it apart, found the problem & fixed it w/ no parts & no money in it..
 

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Im talking to a guy on Craigs list in my area that has a 72" model FM 72 Y King Kutter Finish mower that from pictures looks in decent to real nice condition that he wants $500 for. Problem is he thinks its a side discharge and I cant see that from the pictures. I might consider it anyway rather than spend $1000 on a 5 foot rear discharge... or will I? I dunno... got mixed emotions on that. Not sure I really need a finish mower nor will I get that much use out of one in the end. I have places I could use it and places I doubt I can. .... but wouldn't be so disappointed at laying out $500 rather than $1000! LOL. If I pass on it Ill post up the link for the guy.
 

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I found a Land Pride 72" in the ugly yellow paint, it's the newer current model FDR 2572 and it's really clean looking and rust free. I offered $650 and he took it! That's a $3,000 mower new! I'm picking it up tomorrow after work.
 

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I found a Land Pride 72" in the ugly yellow paint, it's the newer current model FDR 2572 and it's really clean looking and rust free. I offered $650 and he took it! That's a $3,000 mower new! I'm picking it up tomorrow after work.

Great deal!
 

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FORD TRACTOR, 1982 model 36 - farm & garden - by owner - sale

I have not seen this one in person but if I was in the market for another Ford or just had a good place to keep it I would try to bring it home based on the photos. This 3610 was the first year with the internal brakes vs the rear axles that leaked on the shoes when they get old. It is on 80 just east of Lake Barkley. 2400 easy hours sounds good at least on paper. :)

I see this tractor listing is still up. At noon I will be about 15+ miles from its stated location if someone is in the market for this class of tractor and can try to take a look at it. I have not talked to the seller.
 

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I just got back from looking at a Massey Ferguson branded 72" rear discharge off of Craigs list. Asking price was $750. All four wheels were in various states of worn out with washer and bolts added to hold them together. One was dragged so long it was missing about half the right side. Wrong blades on it but the system turned freely and smooth from what I could tell. Typical dents and dings but obviously rode hard and put up wet for a long time. I walked away. Too much of a project to offer any more than a few hundred on it so I just didn't want to even make and offer. Id expect to have to put at least $500 into it right away. Too many mint ones in that price range to bother.
 

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FORD TRACTOR, 1982 model 36 - farm & garden - by owner - sale

I have not seen this one in person but if I was in the market for another Ford or just had a good place to keep it I would try to bring it home based on the photos. This 3610 was the first year with the internal brakes vs the rear axles that leaked on the shoes when they get old. It is on 80 just east of Lake Barkley. 2400 easy hours sounds good at least on paper. :)

Since was not that much out of my I looked at this 1982 Ford. I have seen worse but it amazes me how people can beat up a tractor in 2500 hours the way some are. I missed the main left front axle bracing arm was so bowed up in the photos. it has had some low quality repainting. The rust on the rear left side of the block from oil filter backwards and from the head gasket down concerned me. Perhaps it was steam cleaned or had a leaking head gasket. I could not get the battery rack to swing out so I could see around the injectors.The engine oil and transmission oil looked new like. The tractor is setting a few feet off 272 at the address that Google reported matching the listed phone number so I did not speak with anyone or start the tractor but the key was in it. Perhaps the tractor is just fine but I would have to think twice even at half of the listed price since we are not short on tractors. I now better understand why some find the low end imports so appealing.
 

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I gave $500 for my Woods RD72 last summer.

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The guy said the ad had been up 2 months,, I was the first one to show up,,
several people had called,,,

The mower ran when I got it home, but, the old belt was dry rotted,, it failed in two hours.
After the new belt, the mower has been perfect,,,

He honestly had just installed new Woods blades before he parked it,,,
 

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Got a 5' King Cutter Brush Hog like new, 5' 3 point disc and 5' back blade for $400 at a home where the grand kid inherited the hobby farm. He just wanted it all gone.
 

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I gave $500 for my Woods RD72 last summer.

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The guy said the ad had been up 2 months,, I was the first one to show up,,
several people had called,,,

The mower ran when I got it home, but, the old belt was dry rotted,, it failed in two hours.
After the new belt, the mower has been perfect,,,

He honestly had just installed new Woods blades before he parked it,,,

That was a great value. I find showing up with cash is powerful. Learned that as a small boy when the pen hooker would show up at our farm to buy dad's cows when dad was cash starved. In FFA I built a loading chute and then when to the slab pile and we built some cattle racks out of scraps in the slab pile so the next time the pen hooker showed up I told dad we would take them off ourselves. We netted $600 more which about paid for the old truck. The pen hooker stopped coming around. Later for a very low fee the auction house would send out cattle trailers and take them to market for dad.
 

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On my local, Charleston SC CL is a Ford 2000 RUNNING for $2000.00 obo..
I take that back.. its on facebook, marketplace..
THATS another GOOD SPOT to find local deals from home owners.. hardly any dealers.. just folks tryin to make an easy dollar..
So any of you folks that have a FB account.. log in & look for the header> "marketplace"..
I've gotten AFEW GOOD DEALS off of it.. BRAND NEW 6' fiberglass Werner ladder for 30.00, hadn't even been stepped on.. Lol
& a 3100 psi electric pressure washer, FREE.. BEFORE I got there, the fella ran it for a few minutes w/ no water going thru it & it shut off & wouldn't come back on, so he gave it to me!!! He wanted 75.00 in the ad..
I took it home, took it apart, found the problem & fixed it w/ no parts & no money in it..

Facebook market place is my preferred site. There's virtually no scammers and the message format is more convenient for me. I don't frequently check email so that's no good. And I don't like phone calls it's much more inconvenient than a message that I can reply to when I'm not busy. The downside is the people using it are for the most part pretty trashy and it not as big as Craigslist. At least that's my experience.
 

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I picked up this King Cutter side discharge for $275 late fall.

It needed a tire, but it will do all I need!

Once I cut and find the high spots in the yard I will knock them down and then replace the blades!

Facebook marketplace was the place I found it!IMG_1414.JPG
 
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I didn't put this here because I covered it in another thread but it technically is a Craigs List find... even though I knew the seller from previous interactions Ive had with him. Isn't a steal but its about as mint a Grooming mower as one can find for $1200. I looked at a lot of junk priced at from $750 - $1000 and a few side discharges at $500 also well worn. This one was no project and as new.
 

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If you told me that the photo above from the day that you picked your mower up new from the local Kubota dealer, I would have no reason to think otherwise. It literally like like a brand new one. Like, never used.
 

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If that mower has ever cut grass they sure put a lot of effort into cleaning it.
 

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It is a September 30th 2014 I found out after the fact from asking Land Pride to trace the serial number. I imagine it had not cut more than perhaps 3-4 times in its entire life if that much. It was on a tractor that had 145 hours on it. Which we believe was bought together. The tractor getting a little more use than the mower we imagine. I don't think it was cleaned. I think it was stored inside. The dry grass crust under the deck was maybe the only evidence it had been used at all. In fact there was no more than one would expect if someone demonstrated the mower in some wet grass one time. The blades had absolutely no nicks or wear. But were not shiny like they had been used in a long time. The belt could pass for brand new. The body had very few nicks and rubs and a bit of worn off on one decal side. So its been moved around a bit. But clearly has not set out in the weather in its almost 4 years of life.

I actually kept putting off going to see this one. Looking at deals and lower priced ones. Just kept coming up disappointed. This one just kept coming back to the top of the list. Price aside.

A few more shots...

Next to last one is some recently bush hogged pasture and last one is the underside after running a bit and most of the inherited crust of grass just fell right off (sorry for the quality, I had to take it blindly just holding the phone up under it).

It was more than I really wanted to spend but I recognized it as a bargain even so.
 

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I've actually wanted to build one of those. Except the areas where I could actually use it are limited. And that one leaves room for improvement. It would leave grass tin the middle.
 

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Kubota Grand L4240 TLB 544 hours and $23,900. Sounds like a low as heck price to me for a nearly brand new tractor that has had what... 2 oil changes so far!

If anyone wants me to check it out for them, I live 30 minutes away.

Kubota Grand L424 - general for sale - by owner
 

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Kubota Grand L4240 TLB 544 hours and $23,900. Sounds like a low as heck price to me for a nearly brand new tractor that has had what... 2 oil changes so far!

If anyone wants me to check it out for them, I live 30 minutes away.

Kubota Grand L424 - general for sale - by owner

Very low hours,....seems like a great deal.
Advertised as "garage kept", but appears to have faded paint.
 

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Location is everything in Craigslist...

I have sold several cars with low mileage and top shape... registered, smog, etc.

Simply not able to sell them from my location.

Sure, I would get lots of interest but as soon as I would give my address ALL were no shows.... and this happened every time and over a period of years.

To prove my point I would put up the same add and give either one of my brother's addresses... one is 15 minutes away and the other 1 hour away... sold to the first caller and done within about 2 hours.

I've also picked up some real good machine deals local... the sellers said I was the only one to show up.

What I have learned is if you have anything for sale in East Oakland you are suspect... either it is a scam or a set up to rob you when you show up with cash...

The buyer for my Dozer traveled 5 hours to see it... as he got off the freeway he started to think he had been set up and friends had warned him too... but he had just driven 5 hours and was only a mile away so he decided not to turn around... he went a little farther and finally I see a pickup pull up in front... I go out and ask if he is Gary here to see a Dozer... he was cautious... I told him the Dozer is out back and it is quicker to drive around to the lower gate... he was still apprehensive... he saw the Dozer and we made the deal... he later said he was sure it was a set up... and if I had not come out of the house he would have left.

Back to cars... so one young lady really wanted the super clean low mileage Honda I was selling... she said she was on her way and asked my not to sell it... I waited and she never showed... I called her and she said her father forbid her to go to Oakland...

As a strange twist... another student called and I gave them my brother's address 15 minutes away... she came out and bought the car... as we were talking she said this is just like the car her girlfriend told her about but it was in Oakland... I said is her name Heather and it was...

She said they were both looking but everyone told them it was too dangerous to go to Oakland on a Craigslist ad...

It's not something you realize until you experience it...

By the same token... I have a friend that lives in Piedmont... a city of wealth... old money and plenty of mansions... Piedmont is a city totally surrounded by Oakland... he sells a lot and always gets top dollar... maybe because it is Piedmont?
 
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I'd look into this if I needed something. Just saw it perusing CL

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Lexington KY

John Deere 5045D Tractor w/implements - $15900 (Lexington)

Tractor has 108hr according to pic.

Sold the farm. Selling as one package. Runs great, no problems. Tractor has only 103 hrs.

John Deere JDA - 5045D Tractor Year 2011
John Deere JDA - RC2060 Rotary Cutter Year 2011 - 5ft wide
John Derere JDA - RT1149 Rear Tiller Year 2011 - 4ft wide
Everything Attachments 14" 2 Bottom Plow Year 2015

John Deere 545D Tractor w/implements - farm & garden - by owner - sale
 
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I'd look into this if I needed something. Just saw it perusing CL

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Lexington KY

John Deere 5045D Tractor w/implements - $15900 (Lexington)

Tractor has 108hr according to pic.

Sold the farm. Selling as one package. Runs great, no problems. Tractor has only 103 hrs.

John Deere JDA - 5045D Tractor Year 2011
John Deere JDA - RC2060 Rotary Cutter Year 2011 - 5ft wide
John Derere JDA - RT1149 Rear Tiller Year 2011 - 4ft wide
Everything Attachments 14" 2 Bottom Plow Year 2015

John Deere 545D Tractor w/implements - farm & garden - by owner - sale

No 4x4
No loader
Cutter too narrow to cover wheel width
Tiller way too narrow
7 year old tractor
Price too big.
 
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I wish I knew how to search Craigs List. Search for " Craigs List Steiner or Ventrac used attachments for sale" or specific models and pretty much all you get is Steiner and Ventrac Dealers sites, of which I have no interest in whatsoever, and that wasn't what my search specified.
 
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Thanks. I will try that. It's obvious that Google favors commercial enterprises. Makes sense, but doesn't make finding deals easy. I want stuff at the price the dealer pays (or less). Someone told me a search trick (which I forgot) and in quick order I had found a Steiner stump cutter at a Golf Course in South Carolina which a friend picked up on his way home from Florida.
 
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You can DEF. get some good deals from a golf course.!!!!
They normally don't have any "mechanics", just blade sharpeners.. & when things go down, they're pushed to the back..
I got a 3 blade diesel mower that just had a simple inj. pump prob. & a golf cart that I put fresh gas in & cleaned the spark plug.. ALL FOR FREE..
 
 
 
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