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Jackie Treehorn

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I’m going to look at a tractor tomorrow and I’m not very familiar with Yanmars but they seem to have a good reputation. This one is very small, early 80s, diesel, 4x4, with a front end loader. The hour meter is stupid low so I’m skeptical that it’s correct. I’m looking for something to keep the driveway clear of snow and occasionally moving dirt around. Does 5k seem reasonable for this thing?
 
Looks clean, is it gray market? The rops suggests it isn't. Does it have a 3-speed PTO? Gray if so. Not a deal breaker at all, just something to be aware of. Yanmar dealers won't talk to you about the model number, you'll have to get a parts manual and give the dealership the part number instead. Or find the us equivalent.
I'd highly doubt you'd need any dealer only parts. Yanmar makes great stuff, just not a lot made it to the US except as rebadged john deeres.
Price seems a touch on the high side. $5k is getting close to deere 755 with loader prices.
 
I don’t know anything about the pto yet. I was thinking the loader must be worth at least $1500 so a $3500 4x4 tractor wasn’t too unreasonable but I just can’t find much online to compare values.
 
My current machine is a yanmar, along with several of the small excavators I run at work. Great machines. The hours may well be correct. I bet the average small tractor owner, with no belly mower, puts less then thirty hours a year on there machine. Mine has a belly mower and it’s pretty rare for me to hit 70 hours in a year. It looks clean, and a picture with it in a garage covered in dust probably means it was stored covered most it’s life. Around me that is a 5-6k machine all day long.
 
For parts for old Yanmar tractors try Hoye Tractor. Price doesn't seem to bad for what the tractor looks like. The bucket doesn't even look like it's been stuck in the dirt.
 
Looking at the bucket and tires I believe the hours. Price seems a little high, but not off since its been stored indoors its entire life and is essentially a brand new older tractor.

Its barely going to have enough ass to lift a full bucket of dirt, and you're going to struggle getting a bucket load of anything that's not in a loose pile. May not be that big of a deal depending on what you want to do with it. Nothing wrong with yanmar.
 
I sold a clapped out Kubota 1550 a year and a half ago for 4600 and had people standing in line to buy it. See if you can get them down to $4500, I wouldn't want another gear shift tractor after having hydrostatic trans. Tractors suck at moving snow unless you put a plow on it.
 
I sold a clapped out Kubota 1550 a year and a half ago for 4600 and had people standing in line to buy it. See if you can get them down to $4500, I wouldn't want another gear shift tractor after having hydrostatic trans. Tractors suck at moving snow unless you put a plow on it.

Aktuallly a snow pusher boxed bucket on the loader will work well, ime better than a plow even though it doesn't angle. You push straight and then can lift the snow to really pile it. 3-pt. Snowblower on the back and a pin on or chain on snow pusher on the front wouldn't be a bad combo. It will need weight on the back and chains all around. R1's are useless on packed snow/ice.
 
Looks like a 68 hr tractor to me. Still has the sticker on the bucket. The rear tires look to be the rice paddy style and barely worn. If a tractor that size is what you need/want, you’d better not leave without it, or the next person to look at it will buy it. $5k is a fine price and folks wanting little ones like that usually have plenty of money.
 
I had a Kubota 7100 4x4 with a bucket that looked to be the same size as this Yanmar...It was too light to any real work other than dry sand or mulch. It was good for skidding logs and pulling junk around.
 
I picked it up, didn’t even bother to haggle on the price. It’s super clean. I believe the 68 hours on the clock is legit. He says the loader is good for 1000 lbs which is plenty for that little thing. It does have a 3 speed pto.
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Enjoy it for what it is. According to Tractordata.com it weighs around 1300 lbs, doubt it can lift 1100 but who knows.
 
Aktuallly a snow pusher boxed bucket on the loader will work well, ime better than a plow even though it doesn't angle. You push straight and then can lift the snow to really pile it. 3-pt. Snowblower on the back and a pin on or chain on snow pusher on the front wouldn't be a bad combo. It will need weight on the back and chains all around. R1's are useless on packed snow/ice.

You're correct, I should have specified "as is" with just a bucket.
 
Looking at the bucket and tires I believe the hours. Price seems a little high, but not off since its been stored indoors its entire life and is essentially a brand new older tractor.

Its barely going to have enough ass to lift a full bucket of dirt, and you're going to struggle getting a bucket load of anything that's not in a loose pile. May not be that big of a deal depending on what you want to do with it. Nothing wrong with yanmar.

Yep.

looks like he lives in a manicured neighborhood though. Should serve him just fine moving snow and the occasional bag if mulch.
 
Yep.

looks like he lives in a manicured neighborhood though. Should serve him just fine moving snow and the occasional bag if mulch.

I’m taking it to my lake place to plow the driveway and I have some projects in mind where the loader will be very handy.
 
I’d have paid that without haggling too. It is gray market but looks like it’s been well preserved. I have a beat up pos that vintage that was owned and used by people who don’t care one bit about maintenance and spent it’s whole life outside. Still starts and everything works. Amazon had what parts I needed for it.
 
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