Buying Advice How many kept their old tractor when upgrading to something larger?

   / How many kept their old tractor when upgrading to something larger? #21  
Keep the tractor, trade the wife.

Isn't it funny how the wife thing always comes into play when a man is trying to spend money wisely?!?!? I had that problem once. Couldn't buy anything to make my life easier but by god spare no expense for ear rings and high heals. I say keep the tractor and tell her your doing it to make thing easier and faster so you can spend more time with her. If she don't buy it give her a beloney sandwich and a road map.

My X during the big D called one day and said she wanted and expected half my guns and were hers to keep. I told her well then half her jewelry was mine to keep. She immediately said I could keep all the guns. It's all in the art of the deal!!!!
 
   / How many kept their old tractor when upgrading to something larger? #22  
Kept my first one.
 
   / How many kept their old tractor when upgrading to something larger? #23  
I think it also depends on how old a tractor it is, and how it was stored. If it's only a year or two old, always stored inside, looks new inside and out, and with your 30 hours of run time, I'd keep it if I couldn't get the price I wanted. And if the "lowballing" dealers are the same ones you're considering buying another new one from, I'd make it perfectly clear that the reason you're walking out the door is because they're trying to hose you over on your trade. Maybe if some of these guys start losing sales over their customer treatments, it would jerk a knot in their tails.

It may be a regional thing too, here the used ones, like 5-10 years old, and 500-1000 hours were asking just a few thousand off new tractor prices. Just insane. Maybe your market is different than here?
 
   / How many kept their old tractor when upgrading to something larger? #24  
I wanted to but I am out of room and if I kept my old one outside I know it would have gone down hill fast. I sold it but would like to have 2 around.
 
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Tractor and wife
 
   / How many kept their old tractor when upgrading to something larger?
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There should be a really strong market for a low hour, 4wd, CUT.... Either he's asking too much or the brand is the problem. I would expect a depreciation of $4-8k but then again my experience has been with Kubotas.

I paid about $24K new. I would be okay with $16-17K. For $12K, I would keep the tractor.
 
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I did more research. The equivalent Kubota would be a L3901. Those are being listed on the local Craigslist, used with slightly more hours, for $17-19K. Assuming a 15% difference in retail prices between Kubota and LS, my LS would be fairly priced in the $14-17K range.

If I got $15K privately, I think I could live with that. So maybe the $12K from the dealer is not that far off, considering the wholesaler wants to make a profit plus needs room for repairs in case.

So then the question is, would I pay someone $3K to be free from the hassle of having people coming to my place to look at the tractor, plus time lost dealing with that? Hmmmmm.....
 
 
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