My father used to bitch me out every time he found out I had bought another "antique". Probably the most he ever commented was when he come down to my place unexpectedly and found an 830 Deere sitting in the shed hooked up to a baler. Only good thing he said at the time was that at least he didn't see my old R anywhere anymore lol. As it turned out, it was the last time I explained to him simply that I liked some of those older machines and trucks and if I didn't buy them now when I had the chance, years later one would have trouble doing so. I paid $2750 for that electric start 830 from Deere in Trochu close to 30 years ago now, run good and worked it for several years before the injection system started giving grief and got parked till time to fix it again. Good luck trying to replace it with one in the same shape it was back then for under 10K today. The old man is long since gone, but it seemed I was on the right track all those years ago, have never regretted buying any of the ones I did back then, or the rest I have added since. As I say around here the stuff in my yard is counted by the acre lol. And its what I tell anyone who is into that or thinking of it, buy them now while you can. So much of them are ending up in collections or the scrap yard, and after the likes me are gone and done too, I can't see there being much readily available anymore.
A measuring tape will tell you if it will fit in your stock trailer, but I'd becareful you don't get any fluid slopping around if there is a buggered tire, seems the older solutions, thats horribly corrosive stuff.
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Last edited by albertabuck; 04-23-2019 at 09:02 PM.