Junky Equipment

Discuss your favorite brand and how to fix it.
User avatar
snoopdog
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 710
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:16 am
Location: ne oklahoma

Junky Equipment

Postby snoopdog » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:52 pm

I gotta admit , I'm a sucker for a "value ", buy a piece at an auction for a good price , spend more than I paid to fix it up and hope it works. Keeps me outta the beer joints at least .
2 x
Being poor is the most expensive thing there is

User avatar
True Grit Farms
GURU
GURU
Posts: 7447
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:29 pm
Location: Middle Georgia

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:10 pm

As I get softer I've been buying new - newer equipment. I use to rebuild every thing, now I'm so sorry I don't even fix flat tires anymore.
3 x
If we'd of know this we'd of picked our own cotton.

User avatar
snoopdog
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 710
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:16 am
Location: ne oklahoma

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby snoopdog » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:17 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:As I get softer I've been buying new - newer equipment. I use to rebuild every thing, now I'm so sorry I don't even fix flat tires anymore.
After working on a "new to me" baler, and having the tractor hydraulic system give me a humbling experience , I have to question my sanity .
0 x
Being poor is the most expensive thing there is

User avatar
JMJ Farms
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3534
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:51 pm
Location: Middle Georgia

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby JMJ Farms » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:27 pm

snoopdog wrote:I gotta admit , I'm a sucker for a "value ", buy a piece at an auction for a good price , spend more than I paid to fix it up and hope it works. Keeps me outta the beer joints at least .


Is there another way?
0 x
“Watch your top knot” - Will Geer as Bear Claw in Jeremiah Johnson

User avatar
True Grit Farms
GURU
GURU
Posts: 7447
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:29 pm
Location: Middle Georgia

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:33 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
snoopdog wrote:I gotta admit , I'm a sucker for a "value ", buy a piece at an auction for a good price , spend more than I paid to fix it up and hope it works. Keeps me outta the beer joints at least .


Is there another way?


What year is that new 6 series of yours? Your still to young to have such nice equipment. But you definitely deserve it, I'm just jealous.
0 x
If we'd of know this we'd of picked our own cotton.

User avatar
JMJ Farms
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3534
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:51 pm
Location: Middle Georgia

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby JMJ Farms » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:58 pm

True Grit Farms wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:
snoopdog wrote:I gotta admit , I'm a sucker for a "value ", buy a piece at an auction for a good price , spend more than I paid to fix it up and hope it works. Keeps me outta the beer joints at least .


Is there another way?


What year is that new 6 series of yours? Your still to young to have such nice equipment. But you definitely deserve it, I'm just jealous.


I knew that comment was gonna bite me! I think it’s a 2012. But I can’t remember. Bought it out of Oklahoma last fall. Sold my old 4430 to pay for part of it. The rest come out of savings. Bad part is the cows haven’t contributed to the savings! And that’s the truth.

BUT, almost all the other equipment I’ve got was bought with some problem that had to be fixed. It’s been aggravating but it’s saved me a bunch of money over the years. A bunch. I’ve got a little 5510 MFWD that was rough when I got it but had low hours. I’d spend a little here and a little there and i finally got it put back together and if I had to pick between the 5510 and the 6115 and could only keep one I’d keep the 5510. Handy little tractor. I’d venture to say I could make 50% profit on all the equipment I’ve bought in the last 10 years. It wasn’t all junk when I bought it but most needed an overhaul and some TLC. Might have me a package deal worked out on a mower, tedder, rake, and baler. It’s all used but pretty dang good stuff. Unless I bale a little for some neighbors it looks like a 10 year payout to get my money back. I ain’t for sure that I want to use my money but the bank charges interest. Can you charge yourself interest? Seems counterproductive.

One exception. I haven’t been able to find a used squeeze chute for much less than a new price. I guess I’m gonna have to buy a new one.
0 x
“Watch your top knot” - Will Geer as Bear Claw in Jeremiah Johnson

User avatar
True Grit Farms
GURU
GURU
Posts: 7447
Joined: Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:29 pm
Location: Middle Georgia

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby True Grit Farms » Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:59 pm

JMJ Farms wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:
Is there another way?


What year is that new 6 series of yours? Your still to young to have such nice equipment. But you definitely deserve it, I'm just jealous.


I knew that comment was gonna bite me! I think it’s a 2012. But I can’t remember. Bought it out of Oklahoma last fall. Sold my old 4430 to pay for part of it. The rest come out of savings. Bad part is the cows haven’t contributed to the savings! And that’s the truth.

BUT, almost all the other equipment I’ve got was bought with some problem that had to be fixed. It’s been aggravating but it’s saved me a bunch of money over the years. A bunch. I’ve got a little 5510 MFWD that was rough when I got it but had low hours. I’d spend a little here and a little there and i finally got it put back together and if I had to pick between the 5510 and the 6115 and could only keep one I’d keep the 5510. Handy little tractor. I’d venture to say I could make 50% profit on all the equipment I’ve bought in the last 10 years. It wasn’t all junk when I bought it but most needed an overhaul and some TLC. Might have me a package deal worked out on a mower, tedder, rake, and baler. It’s all used but pretty dang good stuff. Unless I bale a little for some neighbors it looks like a 10 year payout to get my money back. I ain’t for sure that I want to use my money but the bank charges interest. Can you charge yourself interest? Seems counterproductive.

One exception. I haven’t been able to find a used squeeze chute for much less than a new price. I guess I’m gonna have to buy a new one.

The Ag show in Moultrie has a bunch of dealers there showing how there products work in October, and a bunch of us will be there on Wednesday. Priefert had a show special on the SO4 last year tow dolly and all. My old WW chute knocked the wind out of our high tec vet, now Bob stays in back now where he belongs.
1 x
If we'd of know this we'd of picked our own cotton.

User avatar
ALACOWMAN
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 15498
Joined: Fri Jul 08, 2005 4:16 pm
Location: Alabama the Beautiful

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby ALACOWMAN » Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:48 pm

Saw the title to the thread, and thought, somebody's came by here without me knowing....
4 x
there are two ways to argue with a woman.....neither one works..

User avatar
Silver
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 788
Joined: Tue May 19, 2009 12:08 am
Location: BC

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby Silver » Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:06 am

Seems like I’ve been doing my share of working on the newer stuff lately. Even had to borrow a baler to finish up as both mine couldn’t make it to the finish line.
0 x

User avatar
snoopdog
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 710
Joined: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:16 am
Location: ne oklahoma

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby snoopdog » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:04 am

JMJ Farms wrote:
snoopdog wrote:I gotta admit , I'm a sucker for a "value ", buy a piece at an auction for a good price , spend more than I paid to fix it up and hope it works. Keeps me outta the beer joints at least .


Is there another way?
Not for me really , I actually do pretty fair , just had to blow a little steam . I enjoy fixing stuff up on the cheap, when I have the time to do it at my own slow pace.
0 x
Being poor is the most expensive thing there is

ddd75
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2042
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:47 am
Location: KY

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby ddd75 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:50 am

If you bought brand new equipment 10 years ago you can pretty much sell it for what it cost you new now.

crazyhow much stuff has went up in price.



EX: I quoted a new NO till trill for around 13k.. They are 15k now USED with 4k acres on them...
0 x

User avatar
JMJ Farms
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3534
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:51 pm
Location: Middle Georgia

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby JMJ Farms » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:42 am

ddd75 wrote:If you bought brand new equipment 10 years ago you can pretty much sell it for what it cost you new now.

crazyhow much stuff has went up in price.



EX: I quoted a new NO till trill for around 13k.. They are 15k now USED with 4k acres on them...


Bought a used 7’ Great Plains 705NT two years ago sight unseen out of Tennessee. Paid $12500 with 111 acres on it. I was nervous bc it sounded way too cheap. They must’ve got fertilizer on it somehow. Or maybe snow? Idk. The boxes were like new. But places on the frame, hitch, catwalks, steps, and coulters were pitted pretty deep with rust. I cleaned it up, sprayed a rust killer on it, and painted those spots. They are still pitted but I keep it under a barn and haven’t noticed the rust getting any worse.
0 x
“Watch your top knot” - Will Geer as Bear Claw in Jeremiah Johnson

Texasmark
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 579
Joined: Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:56 pm
Location: N. Texas

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby Texasmark » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:57 am

JMJ Farms wrote:
True Grit Farms wrote:
JMJ Farms wrote:
Is there another way?


What year is that new 6 series of yours? Your still to young to have such nice equipment. But you definitely deserve it, I'm just jealous.


I knew that comment was gonna bite me! I think it’s a 2012. But I can’t remember. Bought it out of Oklahoma last fall. Sold my old 4430 to pay for part of it. The rest come out of savings. Bad part is the cows haven’t contributed to the savings! And that’s the truth.

BUT, almost all the other equipment I’ve got was bought with some problem that had to be fixed. It’s been aggravating but it’s saved me a bunch of money over the years. A bunch. I’ve got a little 5510 MFWD that was rough when I got it but had low hours. I’d spend a little here and a little there and i finally got it put back together and if I had to pick between the 5510 and the 6115 and could only keep one I’d keep the 5510. Handy little tractor. I’d venture to say I could make 50% profit on all the equipment I’ve bought in the last 10 years. It wasn’t all junk when I bought it but most needed an overhaul and some TLC. Might have me a package deal worked out on a mower, tedder, rake, and baler. It’s all used but pretty dang good stuff. Unless I bale a little for some neighbors it looks like a 10 year payout to get my money back. I ain’t for sure that I want to use my money but the bank charges interest. Can you charge yourself interest? Seems counterproductive.

One exception. I haven’t been able to find a used squeeze chute for much less than a new price. I guess I’m gonna have to buy a new one.


TSC is running $4k for new HD ones. Neighbor spotted 2 HD units, one at local used dealer and other on Craigslist, both $1800 area. So they're out there.
0 x

Stocker Steve
GURU
GURU
Posts: 8104
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 8:28 am
Location: Central Minnesota

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby Stocker Steve » Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:29 am

Bigger newer equipment is holding value here, but the smaller older stuff is not. Too many retirement auctions.

The talking heads sometimes mention buying collectable, or soon to be collectable, equipment that will appreciate. Have you seen any tractors like this?
0 x
Stocker Steve

Atimm693
Trail Boss
Trail Boss
Posts: 350
Joined: Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:44 am

Re: Junky Equipment

Postby Atimm693 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:05 am

Stocker Steve wrote:Bigger newer equipment is holding value here, but the smaller older stuff is not. Too many retirement auctions.

The talking heads sometimes mention buying collectable, or soon to be collectable, equipment that will appreciate. Have you seen any tractors like this?


Deere 20 series. 3020 in particular.
0 x


Return to “Trucks, Tractors and Machinery”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 11 guests