Used tractor. Title?

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I have the possibility of buying a used tractor this weekend from and individual (not a dealer). If it works out I will pay cash. I know this is a dumb question but do tractors have titles like a car? My current tractor was purchased new 17 years ago. If there was a title I don't remember one and have no idea where it is.
 
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No, not when I asked last year when i bought mine, just a bill of sale.
 
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Thanks. So if this works out I give him cash and drive away with a tractor.
 
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That's not what the last guy said. Bill of sale covers buyer from theft responsibility, following you home and taking it back, etc. Some supporting docs, vids, witness list would be a good idea too.
 
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So what does a bill of sale from an individual look like? Just a handwritten document? Should I have one prepared myself? Include serial number etc?

Good idea to do the video. That's no problem.
 
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same as a bill of sale from a dealer. put the vin/date and amount paid, and 2 lines where both of you sign, and give him a copy etc.
 
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Agree as above,
but it won't hurt to check If he is the original buyer and keeps records there maybe a " Manufacturer's Certificate of Origin."
 
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Thanks guys. Claims he is original owner and has paperwork from dealer and maintenance records. I have emailed him but have not heard back to see if the tractor is still available.
 
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Thanks guys. Claims he is original owner and has paperwork from dealer and maintenance records. I have emailed him but have not heard back to see if the tractor is still available.
I just sold a tractor today for $56,000.
I made the buyer a Bill of Sale on my Corp letterhead including buyer, seller, date, tractor brand, model & serial # and consideration. It was signed and the bank check #’s were noted. No warranty was expressed or implied.
 
 
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