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Interest in 75th Anniversary Sovereign

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DaveM
I have an opportunity to purchase one of these tractors from a dealer. It comes with a 48" deck and has been used by the dealer for mowing his grass twice and has been driven in a couple of parades. He has had it 6 years and planned on keeping it as a collection piece. However, he recently decided to sell it because it was taking up space. If I were to purchase this tractor, it would be merely to make a small profit (I'd love to have it, but my wife would kill me if I spent this kind of money on another tractor). My question is, how many people would be interested in purchasing the tractor from me for around $4500? This would allow me a small profit after taxes and hauling the tractor home. DaveM

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I am just curious about the specs on this tractor. I was watching two eBay listings (I only kept one): http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=50377&item=2391940693&rd=1 They didn't get $4000 for that one. I think you might find this a hard sell. I would not take the risk. BTW: Anyone shopping for old rototillers, two went for less than $75 in eBay recently. So don't over spend.

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Here's the other link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=50377&item=2393157817&rd=1 No bids on that one either.

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mowerman1193
I agree with the others...I doubt you would get that out of it very fast...If I was to do a deal like that I would want a good price for a quick turn around... I also agree about the tillers...I have seen alot of them in the last year on ebay go for less than $100 and a couple of those came with the drive pto ect...

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MPH
I've come to the conclusion the only reason to buy one of these beauties is to enjoy looking at it and maybe july 4th parades. Seems to be quite a few dealers stuck with them. 30 years from now they may be considered collector items.

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DaveM
Thanks for the info, guys! I think my neighbor is going to purchase this machine. He's been wanting one for about 3 years, and the price is much lower than the $5500 they wanted then. Like stated above, he really only wants it as a collector's item. DaveM

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rs07
I agree with Roy. If that tractor has the Kohler TH OHC engine in it, which I tend to think it does, I too wouldn't touch it with a ten foot pole. I love Kohler engines, but that is one engine that is surely a piece of junk. They have a reputation for oil leaks.:(

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What is this 75 Anniversary tractor? Is it a 2000 Soveriegn or is it a remake of the older models? When I look at this tractor it looks more like the older 3012 Sovereigns and has the similar lift. Will they have part numbers for these machines?

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Hey sorry, I am going answer half of my own question. I went to the history site and determined this tractor was offered in 1997.

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AGCO918
I have had a lot of problems with my 1999 Agco918 that i bought new 5 yrs ago but after i got a dealer that would work with me on the problems that i complained about it runs great and i havent had any more problems with it.It leaks a little oil around the valve cover gaskets but i will have my dealer fix it and a few other problems in the future when i fill it is time for them to be fixed.Since Simplicity and Kohler have my problems on record i am not worried about them to much.My dealer whom i have alot of respect for always makes it right for me.Do what you want but i would buy it for $4500.00 if i had the money but then again if i find a 720 Allis chalmers for a good price my Agco918 will have a big brother.

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