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Discussion in 'Buy Sell Auction - Archives' started by Chicken7777, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    North Jersey
    Hello and good evening and thank you for viewing my thread.[​IMG]

    I had recently posted a thread in regards to helping some family members of mine purchase some farmland. I have had farmland in the past and they wanted me to help them in their venture of starting a small farm in NY. They finally are going to start making this a reality next season but right now they are going to start preparing and getting the farmland ready for next seasons planting, etc.

    The thing is that right now with the purchase they had of the acreage they really have limited funds in some other things they might need. Some purchases for the farm will come in later in time once they start gathering more money to purchase them but right now they are in need of a working tractor. They are thinking of purchasing a walking tractor (like BCS) to help them which would be okay for tilling, mowing, etc but they were thinking in a compact tractor like a kubota or john deere, etc but the price tag on them is just too much for them, reaching $10,000-$17,000.00. They do not want to get into any debt in making loans, which is why they are just considering in buying a walking tractor for their small needs and then later expand once they can buy the compact tractor.

    I am trying to see if there is a way that they could purchase a compact tractor and would appreciate any suggestions in regards to helping them find something good and usefull. I have heard of auctions, and have also heard of bartering and trading but do not know what could work. They currently own a Vacation Resort in Miami Beach FL they bought long ago which is paid in full and title is clear, they are even considering in selling it or bartering it for a tractor since they are in need of getting a tractor for working this property. Does anyone know if this could be possible in either bartering/trading their resort for a working tractor?

    I greatly appreciate the help in trying to find a way to help them find a tractor. I appreciate your suggestions, and if anyone might be interested or knows of anyone interested in buying the resort or trading for the resort for a tractor please let me know to pass the word to them. I spoke to them today and they will consider selling it or trading if neccesary or else they will just have to settle for a walking BCS tractor for now. I dont know how hard it is to sell a resort but if anyone has suggestions on this, it would also be appreciated.

    Thank you very much for your time in reading this.[​IMG]

    Some information on the resort they gave me today-. Bought for $10,000 in year 2001
    . resort website: http://www.newportbeachsideresort.com/?gclid=CNSK5JzB7qsCFYSK4AoduR8JGw
    room unit-2 bedroom, kitchen, 2 bathroom(one with jaccuzzi), can accomadate 6-8.
    .Tax deductible
    .Currently valued at $16,000.00 by resort organization
    .Vacation weeks can be used or rented, she has rented the resort in the past.
    .Could be willing to accept $10,000 what she paid for or reasonable offer or Trade for a working tractor.

    *If you would like to get more information please let me know so that I can ask them. Thank you again!

  2. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    We looked at a Mahindra tractor, and ended up buying a used Yanmar that hubbo likes better. And it was under ten thousand.[​IMG]
  3. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    North Jersey
    oh that does not sound bad at all, did you buy it new or used? Did you buy it from a dealer, financing?

    Thank you for the post.
  4. One of the best websites for used tractors is www. TractorHouse.com . Just put in your make and horsepower range you need. I've seen some 22hp. to 30hp. priced between $6000 and $8000. Hope this helps.[​IMG]
  5. uncle rico

    uncle rico Songster

    Apr 29, 2011
    Spring Green, WI
    i would strongly reccomend a kubota if there's a good one in that price range. Look at the kubota BX or maybe even a smaller B series. We have a 2011 B3300 wi/a hydrostatic transmission and love it!! we use it mainly for hauling wood and brush hogging the trails on our land tho, havn't used it for farming-type stuff like plowing so i don't really know much about them from a farming aspect. i would also consider kioti, yanmar or mahindra for lower-prices but the kubotas are alot nicer overall. also, stay away from the cheap chinese brands as they are difficult to service and often are poorly made. if you have any questions about the kubota tractors just ask.
  6. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    Where are they? In NY? We found ours on Tractorhouse.com
  7. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Songster

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    I have 2 Ford 4400 industrials and absolutely love them, 56 horse and will do anything you want done. You can often find these with or without a front loader. without they run between 2-5k and with front loader around 6500-8k.
    Like I said they will do just about anything you need done, we picked up a 1/2 ton truck and put in on a trailer, pulled out trees, ran a 5 ft PTO tiller, 7 ft disc, etc. Good tractors gas or deisel, abslute work horses.

  8. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member

  9. blackbelt

    blackbelt Chirping

    Aug 2, 2010
    bloomington springs tn
    Hey friend you might want to check auctions thats where I got mine . Also check on craigs list for your area. Hope it helps.[​IMG]
  10. Chicken7777

    Chicken7777 Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    North Jersey
    Thank you everyone for the replies!! [​IMG] You guys have been such a great help!

    jerseygirl1 they are located in Orange county NY.

    Well in your opinion guys, should they purchase a BCS walking tractor that might total to $6,500+ or just a smaller tractor?...but what is the minimum price one could find for a used small tractor like those kubota bx?

    We appreciate your help everyone and again if anyone might know of someone who would like to buy or trade the resort for a tractor please let me know to pass the word to them..they are in need of a tractor soon!

    Thanks again![​IMG]

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