True Grit Farms":2wdw95yv said:
JMJ Farms":2wdw95yv said:
What year is that new 6 series of yours? Your still to young to have such nice equipment. But you definitely deserve it, I'm just jealous.
I knew that comment was gonna bite me! I think it’s a 2012. But I can’t remember. Bought it out of Oklahoma last fall. Sold my old 4430 to pay for part of it. The rest come out of savings. Bad part is the cows haven’t contributed to the savings! And that’s the truth.
BUT, almost all the other equipment I’ve got was bought with some problem that had to be fixed. It’s been aggravating but it’s saved me a bunch of money over the years. A bunch. I’ve got a little 5510 MFWD that was rough when I got it but had low hours. I’d spend a little here and a little there and i finally got it put back together and if I had to pick between the 5510 and the 6115 and could only keep one I’d keep the 5510. Handy little tractor. I’d venture to say I could make 50% profit on all the equipment I’ve bought in the last 10 years. It wasn’t all junk when I bought it but most needed an overhaul and some TLC. Might have me a package deal worked out on a mower, tedder, rake, and baler. It’s all used but pretty dang good stuff. Unless I bale a little for some neighbors it looks like a 10 year payout to get my money back. I ain’t for sure that I want to use my money but the bank charges interest. Can you charge yourself interest? Seems counterproductive.
One exception. I haven’t been able to find a used squeeze chute for much less than a new price. I guess I’m gonna have to buy a new one.