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Old 10-05-2005, 08:49 AM
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Would you split the two?

Last night my brother-in-law and a buddy of his stopped by. His buddy wanted to buy a complete plow for his truck ('86 Chevy) and said he'd by mine right off the truck. I told him I'd take $700 for the whole deal and won't split it up, all or nothing. He offered $250 for the plow and he'd pull it all. I stayed firm, no dice. I've got about $850 in it right now, and it's realistically worth about $750 total in my book judging by what I've seen others like it in this area go for. He said he'd stop back today to see if I'd changed my mind. I'm still thinking that if he really wants it, he buy the whole thing. Then, maybe I can get cracking on my Monte. Thoughts??


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Old 10-05-2005, 10:14 AM
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If the snow hits like everybody I've talked with thinks it's going to this winter you won't be able to buy a worn out garden tractor with a blade on it for $700. If your truck runs don't split it up, I think it will bring more in a couple months. If the truck is DOA tell him $350 for the plow if he pulls it off and see what he says.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:40 AM
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I say sell it all or keep it all. Around here just the 4x4 chassis would sell for around $1000.00 or so if it was in good shape. Come mid December that will be hot commodity. What shape is the body of the truck in?

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Old 10-05-2005, 11:17 AM
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The truck is pretty rough (you can see a few shots of it in my journal). It fires right up after a couple of quick pumps of the throttle, drove decent, and I've rebuilt the whole brake system minus the e-brakes. I would have done them too, but there were some missing parts and Brakes are not too hard to pull and redo. The things stops on a dime now. Mostly, it just needs a ton of work body-wise, and a new set of front u-joints (that I have now) put in. It's a tough, old midwest farmer's truck.


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Old 10-05-2005, 12:04 PM
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Your not kidding it is rough, I still say sell it all or keep it all. $750.00 is pretty cheap for a plow truck that runs. Good luck

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Put it this way-
If you sell either the plow or the truck,what are you gonna do when the snow is waist deep?
If you've got enough driveway to set up a plowtruck in the first place,the effort to shovel it or the cost to get it plowed will eat up that 750 pretty quick.
Just keep it,you'll get plenty of use out of it.

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Old 10-05-2005, 06:26 PM
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I bet you could get $600 for the truck by itself, considering it is in good mechanical condition. I think you can make more money spliting them up.
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He has been a no show for now. Money talks. It's not like I really need to use the truck now. I bought it so I could plow for my lawncare/snow business. I decided that after a solid year of struggling to make it work, I needed to take time to regroup. So, I won't plow much this year. So, now it doesn't really matter that much if I just sit on it, or sell, or whatever.

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$700 is a super deal, just for a plow around here...................I have a 7 1/2 blade here, no hydraulics, and I am sure I could get $300 for it.
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A good snowblower costs at least that much!
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A good snowblower costs at least that much!
Screw the 6hp snowblower, I wanna old farm truck!

*my uncle has a 79 Ford F250 ranger with a 390v8 whose exhaust consists of glasspacks on the end of headers. Nothin else. The neighbors would hate me for having it, and my dad would too, being all into mpg these days.
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