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FREE Sabre/John Deere Lawn Tractor- SOLD!...well taken....

Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by arlee453, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    OK, here's another deal of the century!! I have a Sabre (by John Deere) Lawn Tractor for FREE! You just pick it up at my house in Concord NC.

    The engine runs great, cuts grass OK, drive and blade belt replace two summers ago. New battery last fall. Hydrostatic automatic transmission works great.

    Now, the catch...it has a front axle damage where the bearings fell out and the tire fell off. A knowledgable friend of mine says the parts to repair it would not be very much if you can do your own work, and you could always use it for spare parts, etc. It also needs new tires, or you would need an air compressor, as I had to pump them up everytime before mowing.

    It has a 46" cut (or may be 48, can't remember for sure) 16HP vanguard engine. It's 10 yrs old, but has been maintained yearly with oil changes, etc and has had at least two or maybe three overhauls at the John Deere dealer.

    My buddy says the engine and transmission could be sold out of it for a few hundred bucks, so you might be able to make a few $$ off it.

    Can you give my "Mr Green" a good home?? I just need it out of my yard where it is sitting since the tire fell off... [​IMG]

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    Last edited: Jun 30, 2008
  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I was trying to see where Concord is in case my dad might be interested, but it made me pick between five different counties and I don't know which one you're in! ;-)
     
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Sorry - Cabarrus - just north of Charlotte, just South of Salisbury. Just West of Monroe up 601....

    How about 'about 10-15 min from Lowes Motor Speedway' That's a good landmark for a lot of us around these parts...
     
  4. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Okay, thanks! He said it's a little far for him! Thank you!
     
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Bummer - well, if you know of anyone else, please pass it along. If I can't find it a good home here, I"m just going to put it out by the road and put a 'FREE' sign on it.

    Thanks!
     
  6. Firefyter-Emt

    Firefyter-Emt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh man... I would be all over that if it was not hundreds of miles away! That would not be hard to fix at all!

    Geesh, what a shame!
     
  7. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I found Mr Green a good home. My MIL's friend's friend's son is disabled, and fixes up mowers for extra cash. So, he's on the way now to pick Mr Green up for his refurbish.

    Glad he's going to a good home!
     

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