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  • Too early to ask, but it will help me sleep at night!

    My snow removal is crap, well it's good but not BIG.

    not BIG as in I use 1000 shovels & a couple of snow blowers & can't make decent money.

    I would like to rent or make monthly payments on a tractor.

    My questions for everyone are;

    How did you get your first tractor?

    Once bought, how long did it take you to profit after such a big purchase?

    Tell me your story.


    I used to maintenance & clean up a bunch of tractors;
    Newholland & Mccormick etc, & I'm fascinated by them.

    I emailed a guy who owns a small tractor & is selling it for peanuts, It's an old piece of crap but runs well he said. There was a problem but it was fixed.

    I was wondering if I should bother to check it out, $4000.00 seems too good to be true? Oh and it doesn't come with the snow blower attachment.

    It scares me to see so many tractor prices above $100,000.00, is this what I have to achieve?

    How can I start, should I rent one? Is it even possible?

  • #2
    You ever consider a atv with a plow?

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    • #3
      I own two ATV's, though I don't think it's legal to drive around the city with them doing snow removal.

      I also don't know how to use a plow for snow removal, especially when the snow is high. I wouldn't be able to push it out of the driveway, & I'd only be able to leave it on the street ???

      I need a blower.. hmmm

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      • #4
        I got an email from another guy, who wants to sell a bobcat for $2999.00!!
        It looks good, 2005 model.

        The thing I need to know is, are Bobcats street legal. It'd be pointless if I'd have to stash it in the trailer. Is it possible to put signals and mirrors to make it legal blah blah????

        I want this Bobcat..

        Even though its probably going to be as big as my regular snow blower, it's just kick arse!

        <a href="http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/mad_insane/?action=view&current=bobcat2999.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/mad_insane/bobcat2999.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
        Last edited by CHEESE2009; 05-19-2009, 07:19 PM. Reason: added picture

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        • #5
          I own two ATV's, though I don't think it's legal to drive around the city with them doing snow removal.

          I also don't know how to use a plow for snow removal, especially when the snow is high. I wouldn't be able to push it out of the driveway, & I'd only be able to leave it on the street ???

          I need a blower.. hmmm
          You can use a plow with both push and drag, When it snows down here (yeah it does snow) I see more people drive in and drag out the snow with the plow, once it's out in the street you just plow it onto the yard, but not near the mail box

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          • #6
            I got an email from another guy, who wants to sell a bobcat for $2999.00!!
            It looks good, 2005 model.

            The thing I need to know is, are Bobcats street legal. It'd be pointless if I'd have to stash it in the trailer. Is it possible to put signals and mirrors to make it legal blah blah????

            I want this Bobcat..

            Even though its probably going to be as big as my regular snow blower, it's just kick arse!

            <a href="http://s100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/mad_insane/?action=view&current=bobcat2999.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m25/mad_insane/bobcat2999.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>
            IMHO if he is selling that for 2999. there is something wrong with is, check for liens etc. a 2005 is worth about 9000.+++

            Yes they are street legal, I personally do not like them, desperate dangerous to drive.

            As for tractors, what are you looking at that is 100,000??? an eight wheel 200 HO John Deere doesn't even cost that much.
            Andy
            Halifax, Nova Scotia

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            • #7
              IMHO if he is selling that for 2999. there is something wrong with is, check for liens etc. a 2005 is worth about 9000.+++
              I concur. Or its a scam. I saw an add on craigslist some time ago for a a nice kubota for like $5000. I knew this was either a scam or a steal. It was a scam. He would never tell me where the tractor was located. Like said, this deal could very well be a scam.

              Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.......

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              • #8
                I'm looking for a tractor which a blower can attach too.

                I need a good price & it's really hard to find one. Dealers or sites obviously don't state their prices on websites, & I'm not interested to call because in all honesty I have no idea what to get. There are so many models & whatever.

                I was on a silly site where it had prices up to 100,000$, but I hear there as cheap as $25,000 new

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                • #9
                  I saw an add on craigslist some time ago for a a nice kubota for like $5000.
                  I think I saw that one too, it looks great but it doesn't have a closed cab?

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                  • #10
                    I think I saw that one too, it looks great but it doesn't have a closed cab?
                    Don't recall about the cab but it definitely was a scam. When I asked him some questions and told him I was a law enforcement officer, he never answered my emails anymore.. Wonder why? Do you think he was skiddish?

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                    • #11
                      LOL that is hilarious!

                      Guy: Hey cop, why don't you go eat another doughnut!

                      Cop: These are government doughnuts.

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                      • #12
                        LOL that is hilarious!

                        Guy: Hey cop, why don't you go eat another doughnut!

                        Cop: These are government doughnuts.
                        You know, despite all the stigma, most of the officers I know, me included, don;t drink coffee or eat donuts...... But I still like the bumper sticker that says "ad cop, no donut"!!!

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                        • #13
                          I wish I could ship you a shirt, I'm sure you've seen it,

                          "Lawn Enforcement Officer"


                          :P

                          I used to want to be a policeman, I'd be the stereotypical one though, the one that ruins it for all the other hardworking and decent cops. I'd be parked all day at Burger King with a stash of milkshakes, turning on my sirens just to beat a traffic light...

                          That's why you are several steps ahead of me my man! & I'm glad to know ya!

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                          • #14
                            Scott, You kill me!!!

                            BTW, it takes a bit of getting used to living the LE life. People look at you different. And you like will NEVER be the same..... You never look at people knocking on your door the same. It may be someone you arrested last week.... Who is pulling into my driveway? Who is calling my house phone? Who is that at the end of the aisle in Walmart? Who is standing next to my car in the parking lot? Did they see me at the grocery store with my significant other?

                            You are not missing anything. Trust me!!

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                            • #15
                              I got an email from another guy, who wants to sell a bobcat for $2999.00!!
                              It looks good, 2005 model.


                              $2999.00?? That sounds to good to be true...........does that thing have an engine???
                              where in canada are you located, I Know there is an exchange rate and travel time, but I would drive there and buy it for that much!!

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