Friday, March 18, 2011

Expensive Weekend Coming Up

Y is buying a $1500 tractor this weekend and it will cost him $400 to go get it.  He's talked about a tractor for a long time and we need one for snow removal.  We will also be able to use it to plow up a space for our garden. 

He's getting the tractor from his buddy's uncle.  It books at about $6000 but it needs a little bit of work which he'll be able to do himself.  They are selling it to him for $1500 because he knows them from hunting and they are just really nice?  The guy told him that it needs some work, possible a new power steering hose.  He also told Y that at the price he is paying, Y can pay to move it to our house, fix it, and still make a profit if he decides to sell it.  That's really nice but a little weird to me.  I guess that the money isn't a huge concern for this guy.  Either way, we really appreciate it.

We paid about $600 this year for snow removal and this will stop the need for hiring it out.  With the cost of repairs, it will take 4-5 years to even out but in the long run its worth it.  It also helps that Y and his friends can pretty much fix anything.

Y is borrowing our neighbor's truck and trailer to move it.  He said that he was going to take $400 for moving it.  The portion that isn't used for fuel will go to our neighbor for the use of his truck.

I hope we're making a good decision on this tractor.  It sounds like it to me but I readily admit that I've been talked into other things that sounded  like good deals at the time by Y. 

Happy Weekend!


  1. Good luck with moving the tractor, that sounds like a fantastic deal on it. I want a tractor, but unfortunately I Have about 20 sqft of backyard that I get to myself, so I cant justify the expense. Enjoy yours, though.

  2. That does sound like a good deal. It's great that your husband will be able to work on it himself. It will save you a lot on snow removal and working up a garden.