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- September 1, 2016 at 9:38 am #89359
We’re building up our horse equipment and were wondering about fair prices on riding cultivators, specifically IH and McCormick Deerings.
September 1, 2016 at 10:33 am #89361
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Around here, in southwest Wisconsin, I get them for from $125 to $350. Latest two were JD’s, good tongues, for $250 each. Good shape!September 1, 2016 at 10:43 am #89363
Thanks, Mike! I’ve found not too far from me that seems to be in good shape, with a steel tongue and eveners, for 350. Trying to decide if I want to buy it–first one I’ve seen come up close to me that’s all there.September 1, 2016 at 10:09 pm #89366
A brand new one from Crossroads will cost you $1,800 (all new parts). I purchased mine for $175 in barely used shape, it was a find. Crossroads will pay $200 to $250 for a “parts” quality machine, so $350 and ready to use is reasonable for sure.September 2, 2016 at 10:47 pm #89368
I second Erika’s comment above. JaySeptember 3, 2016 at 4:18 pm #89369
Yup, for that price you are good to go!September 3, 2016 at 4:20 pm #89370
Thanks for all the help! I talked the fella down to 300 and will bring it home early next week. Thanks again!September 3, 2016 at 9:08 pm #89371
Photos! Remember, without photos it’s just a story!!
Good deal for you. When you get the points scoured, remember to coat them with grease for next season. Sometimes cultivators are hard to scour…..September 5, 2016 at 11:44 am #89372
You bet, Mike! Here are some photos–we just brought it home this morning. I attached a photo of the serial number as well–I’m trying to figure out exactly which model it is. I think it’s the MD New 4, but I’m not 100% sure (still very new to all the draft powered world).
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You did well, at an auction in Plain clothes territory it would have brought much more. Grease it up and go. Small Farmers Journal offers reprints of the manual, it is worth the $15 bucks, then if you need a part you know the name and number so when you call up Jonathan at Crossroads, he can ship a replacement right out to you.
erikaSeptember 5, 2016 at 10:57 pm #89377
That is the part number of the main frame casting. I will scan the entire booklet if you or anyone else desires.
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Click on the attached file and see it full sized. Don’t know why it does not show fully when posted.September 6, 2016 at 9:42 am #89380
Thanks everybody! I appreciate all the help!
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