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PBinWA
12-09-2007, 07:41 PM
I just scored a two year old 60" Kubota Snow Blower that is in mint condition. The skid shoes still have paint on them.

I got it for $1000 and the best part was that the guy only lived about a mile from me. I drove my tractor over to pick it up!

Every once in a while that Craigslist obsession pays off! :mrgreen:

Will
12-09-2007, 11:37 PM
You get much snow ?

Mark777
12-10-2007, 06:54 AM
Congratulations.

For some reason blowers are just not too popular around these parts.

Dougster
12-10-2007, 07:03 AM
Every once in a while that Craigslist obsession pays off! :mrgreen:
Amen Brother PB! Lord knows you've got to be careful to avoid all the Nigerian Internet Cafe scam artists et al... but nothing better than finding a genuine local bargain! See it in person and pay (or get paid) with cash! :) Sounds like you made out like a bandit on this one!!! :thumb:

Dougster

p.s., I just sold something for the GF on Craigslist this weekend. Local money talks and BS walks. Show me the money! :D -d

PBinWA
12-10-2007, 10:09 AM
You get much snow ?

Not enough to justify buying a new snowblower but enough that having one stashed under a tree will make my life a little easier on some really cold and crappy days.

I live on a steep hill with a one mile private road that the county won't plow. Being able to plow the road out can make things a lot easier when the snow really dumps. The first year we moved in (commonly referred to as B.T. - "Before Tractor") we were trapped in our house for a week because the snow and ice was so bad.

I have the typical dysfunctional neighborhood association so no one else helps. They all just sit in their houses peaking out and waiting for someone else to get the road plowed which is usually me or one other neighbor with a skidsteer.

Dougster
12-10-2007, 10:47 AM
Not enough to justify buying a new snowblower but enough that having one stashed under a tree will make my life a little easier on some really cold and crappy days.

I live on a steep hill with a one mile private road that the county won't plow. Being able to plow the road out can make things a lot easier when the snow really dumps. The first year we moved in (commonly referred to as B.T. - "Before Tractor") we were trapped in our house for a week because the snow and ice was so bad.

I have the typical dysfunctional neighborhood association so no one else helps. They all just sit in their houses peaking out and waiting for someone else to get the road plowed which is usually me or one other neighbor with a skidsteer.
Now given that you live on a one mile long private road... and given that you bought the snowblower from a guy who lives one mile away... it appears to this admittedly half-senile old observer that the baton and burden of snow management in your neighborhood just passed from the selling party over to you! :) Plus he now has an extra grand in his pocket that used to be yours! ;)

Are you really sure this was such a good deal? :D

Dougster

PBinWA
12-10-2007, 12:01 PM
Now given that you live on a one mile long private road... and given that you bought the snowblower from a guy who lives one mile away... it appears to this admittedly half-senile old observer that the baton and burden of snow management in your neighborhood just passed from the selling party over to you! :) Plus he now has an extra grand in his pocket that used to be yours! ;)

Are you really sure this was such a good deal? :D

Dougster


This guy lived on the county road and had a short driveway. I think he bought the snow blower as part of a big package purchase when he got his tractor. I was shocked at how close he was.

He had a nice new looking wood chipper too. I would have made him an offer on that too but I'm a burner - not a chipper. :mrgreen:

The burden I have to deal with is called my wife. She gets down right mean if she is stuck in the house. It is in my best interests to make sure she can get in and out as easily as possible.

Dougster
12-10-2007, 12:13 PM
This guy lived on the county road and had a short driveway. I think he bought the snow blower as part of a big package purchase when he got his tractor. I was shocked at how close he was.

He had a nice new looking wood chipper too. I would have made him an offer on that too but I'm a burner - not a chipper. :mrgreen:

The burden I have to deal with is called my wife. She gets down right mean if she is stuck in the house. It is in my best interests to make sure she can get in and out as easily as possible.
I am just kidding you, of course... plus I am downright jealous! ;) I suppose I'd need a six-footer to cover my rear rack adequately, but that one you got sounds like an amazing deal there! :thumb:

Dougster

PBinWA
12-10-2007, 02:58 PM
Here's some pics. Check out how new this thing is - it was stored under an enclosed carport. It is a little dusty but otherwise I don't think he ever used it!

These beats my $800 Flail mower and $200 Cultipacker in "dealedness" anyday! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Dougster
12-10-2007, 03:09 PM
Here's some pics. Check out how new this thing is - it was stored under an enclosed carport. It is a little dusty but otherwise I don't think he ever used it!

These beats my $800 Flail mower and $200 Cultipacker in "dealedness" anyday! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Unbelievable!!! :applause: :beer: :Tip-Hat2:

Ya hear about deals like that... but somehow they never happen for me! :rolleyes:

Dougster

PBinWA
12-10-2007, 03:19 PM
Unbelievable!!! :applause: :beer: :Tip-Hat2:

Ya hear about deals like that... but somehow they never happen for me! :rolleyes:

Dougster

Doug - if you spent half - maybe even a quarter of the time on Craigslist that you do on Tractor Boards then you would find them too. :whistle:

I scan the Farm & Garden section at least twice a day and occasionally do keyword searches across the whole site. It also helps to have the cash set aside for these things so you don't hesitate.

Dougster
12-10-2007, 03:28 PM
Doug - if you spent half - maybe even a quarter of the time on Craigslist that you do on Tractor Boards then you would find them too. :whistle:

I scan the Farm & Garden section at least twice a day and occasionally do keyword searches across the whole site. It also helps to have the cash set aside for these things so you don't hesitate.
Ouch!!! :shock: That one stung bad! :boxing:

The truth be known, I am set-up with RSS feeds for both Craigslist and eBay so that anything posted that falls into my various WANT LIST categories and/or specifications is delivered to me immediately. :thumb:

Don't confuse bad luck and shallow pockets with lack of information!!! :)

For everything else, mainly Nigerian frauds & scams, Ed sends me e-mails! ;)

Dougster

PBinWA
12-10-2007, 03:45 PM
Ouch!!! :shock: That one stung bad! :boxing:


Just remember Doug - your tractor can beat my tractor in a fight anyday! :bangin:

Dougster
12-10-2007, 04:06 PM
Just remember Doug - your tractor can beat my tractor in a fight anyday! :bangin:
Yeah, but I'd have to drive west 3,000 miles to prove it! ;)

And then if it snowed, you'd win anyway! :respect:

Dougster

civesnedfield
12-10-2007, 04:06 PM
Just remember Doug - your tractor can beat my tractor in a fight anyday! :bangin:

YEa and remember mine will beat yours:bash: Doug

Dougster
12-10-2007, 04:18 PM
YEa and remember mine will beat yours:bash: Doug
Go ahead beer keg boy... MAKE MY DAY!!! :boxing:

Just beware that the 509 doesn't swat you out of your seat first! :respect:

Dougster

Ductape
12-10-2007, 04:55 PM
SCORE BOBBY ORR !!!!!! Nice lookin blower. I have to say i've had some great Craigslist scores myself. Picked up my new (used once) Woods BH6000 hoe. Just bought a wallenstein BX62 chipper...... scored a nice Kubota B2400 with 178hrs, etc ! I LOVE Craigslist !!!!!!!


Congrats !!!


I think if i could stop hording all the Craigslist scores for myself, theres a buck to be made in re-selling some of the deals !!

PBinWA
12-10-2007, 05:23 PM
SCORE BOBBY ORR !!!!!! Nice lookin blower. I have to say i've had some great Craigslist scores myself. Picked up my new (used once) Woods BH6000 hoe. Just bought a wallenstein BX62 chipper...... scored a nice Kubota B2400 with 178hrs, etc ! I LOVE Craigslist !!!!!!!


Congrats !!!


I think if i could stop hording all the Craigslist scores for myself, theres a buck to be made in re-selling some of the deals !!

Dude - I'm not worthy! I keep watching for a Back Hoe but haven't seen one worth the bucks yet.

I think I'm going to wait and just buy an older Case 580 at some point. At least that's what I tell myself. :thumb:

shinnlinger
12-10-2007, 06:09 PM
Pb,

Get an excavator ....

now how much snow do you need to blow? Are you in the cascades? I am thinking rig a PTO powered hydrualic drive unit for the 3pt and then put the blower in your bucket with a hydro motor spinning it so you can see what your doing up front. You could use the hydro unit for tons of other stuff to boot.

Of course if you only get 5 inches a year then I can see why the neighbor sold it

Doc
12-10-2007, 06:27 PM
What a deal PB. Congrats. How much do those go for new? Your's sure looks NEW!!! :tiphat: :beer:

RSS feeds for this stuff. Do you all do that? How do you do it? Does RSS stuff go into your email or how do you read it?

Dougster
12-10-2007, 07:52 PM
RSS feeds for this stuff. Do you all do that? How do you do it? Does RSS stuff go into your email or how do you read it?
There are many RSS readers available these days. I use one called Snarfer. It's far from perfect, but it is free and works well with Craigslist and eBay listings. :thumb:

Dougster

PBinWA
12-10-2007, 07:53 PM
Pb,

Get an excavator ....

now how much snow do you need to blow? Are you in the cascades? I am thinking rig a PTO powered hydrualic drive unit for the 3pt and then put the blower in your bucket with a hydro motor spinning it so you can see what your doing up front. You could use the hydro unit for tons of other stuff to boot.

Of course if you only get 5 inches a year then I can see why the neighbor sold it


I'm already thinking about that. I guess I'll see how sore my neck is after the next big snow. I have a blade and will probably use it for light snow.

PBinWA
12-10-2007, 07:57 PM
What a deal PB. Congrats. How much do those go for new? Your's sure looks NEW!!! :tiphat: :beer:

The guy I bought it from still had the receipt. He paid $2100 for it two years ago. I think they would be a little more expensive now.

Rico
12-11-2007, 07:18 PM
Good for you, great deal! Bet you are wanting some snow now.:mrgreen:

PBinWA
12-12-2007, 12:58 PM
Good for you, great deal! Bet you are wanting some snow now.:mrgreen:

Yes and now. Maybe enough to test out the blower but then some nice warm rain to wash it away! I like it when it dumps snow fora day and then washes it away the next day - that's the best kind of winter!

civesnedfield
12-13-2007, 04:52 PM
Now this is a snowblower.

Bindian
12-15-2007, 12:35 AM
YEa and remember mine will beat yours:bash: Doug
Ed,
There are always bigger fish in the ocean.:eek: I do believe my 6520 can beat your 4530 up.:bangin::lam:
hugs, Brandi
.

Dougster
12-15-2007, 06:51 AM
Ed,
There are always bigger fish in the ocean.:eek: I do believe my 6520 can beat your 4530 up.:bangin::lam:
hugs, Brandi
.
Ha!!!!! :yum: That's telling him Brandi!!!!! You go Girl!!! :thumb:

Sometimes the Edster needs a subtle but firm reality check!!! :bash:

Dougster

PBinWA
12-15-2007, 10:44 AM
Ed,
There are always bigger fish in the ocean.:eek: I do believe my 6520 can beat your 4530 up.:bangin::lam:
hugs, Brandi
.

I'm just waiting for MtnViewRanch to find this thread and beat everyone up!:whistle:

PaulChristenson
12-15-2007, 11:37 AM
http://www.nps.gov/archive/lavo/lavo_plow_gallery_06.htm (http://www.nps.gov/archive/lavo/lavo_plow_gallery_06.htm)

Bindian
12-15-2007, 01:42 PM
I'm just waiting for MtnViewRanch to find this thread and beat everyone up!:whistle:
PB,
No, I don't think so.:forgetit: Brian will be busy trying to get across that 11 foot deep hole that I dug while his heavy 7520 liquid filled R4s got to where I was. Once he got across the hole, he would have to catch me as my tad bit smaller wheels on my 6520 give me a gear/speed advantage, as his turbo advantage would have to lug that extra weight. He would have to wait and catch me sleeping in my red barn.:fishing: But wait, he can't stand red and will just give up in exhaustion.:smartass:
I wouldn't have to worry about him bringing his other toys either, as I can run circles around them too.:thumb:
Oh yeah PB........sorry your thread has gone south.:D :letitsnow:
hugs, Brandi

Bindian
12-15-2007, 01:56 PM
I'm already thinking about that. I guess I'll see how sore my neck is after the next big snow. I have a blade and will probably use it for light snow.
PB,
Now you have to ride that blower like you stole it, because you did. Congrats! So in the winter will it stay hooked up to your 3PH, or will it stay tucked away in a nice corner so it won't get the paint scratched?
hugs, Brandi

Bindian
12-15-2007, 02:03 PM
Ha!!!!! :yum: That's telling him Brandi!!!!! You go Girl!!! :thumb:

Sometimes the Edster needs a subtle but firm reality check!!! :bash:

Dougster
Dougster,
I have been waiting for a chance to cyber :bash: Ed, and it finally came. Every dog has his.........no scratch that. Every dog has her day.:thumb:
Enjoy the snow.
PB, please blow some snow down my way.
hugs, Brandi

PBinWA
12-15-2007, 02:46 PM
PB,
Now you have to ride that blower like you stole it, because you did. Congrats! So in the winter will it stay hooked up to your 3PH, or will it stay tucked away in a nice corner so it won't get the paint scratched?
hugs, Brandi

I'll give it a try for the next snow. The rear blade is pretty fast and it is nice to drive forwards.

I don't treat my tractor and gear hat well. Everything is parked outside and if lucky it gets some shelter under the branches of a fir tree. I might get to the pole barn this year - maybe. :whistle:

Bindian
12-15-2007, 03:12 PM
I'll give it a try for the next snow. The rear blade is pretty fast and it is nice to drive forwards.

I don't treat my tractor and gear hat well. Everything is parked outside and if lucky it gets some shelter under the branches of a fir tree. I might get to the pole barn this year - maybe. :whistle:

PB,
I understand about parking under the tree. For the longest time here, trees were all I had to work under on my vehicles. Now with the barn, I can thumb my nose at the rain. :thumb: It's always better to go forward than backward.
hugs, Brandi

civesnedfield
12-17-2007, 03:41 PM
Dougster,
I have been waiting for a chance to cyber :bash: Ed, and it finally came. Every dog has his.........no scratch that. Every dog has her day.:thumb:
Enjoy the snow.
PB, please blow some snow down my way.
hugs, Brandi

Ok Brandi. To date I believe that I have always had good things to say about you. But now the gloves are off:boxing: . No more is the Dougster the only one that will be getting bashed. :bangin: And I didn't even get a double hugs when ya bashed me. :yankchain:

Dougster
12-17-2007, 03:43 PM
Ok Brandi. To date I believe that I have always had good things to say about you. But now the gloves are off:boxing: . No more is the Dougster the only one that will be getting bashed. :bangin: And I didn't even get a double hugs when ya bashed me. :yankchain:
Oh but I enjoyed it sooooooooooooooooooo much! :thumb:

Dougster

civesnedfield
12-17-2007, 03:45 PM
Oh but I enjoyed it sooooooooooooooooooo much! :thumb:

Dougster

I can see your smile from here. Stop grinning, you are enjoying this way too much. Now I am going to have to go home and take pictures of the JD's I run too. :bash:

Bindian
12-18-2007, 10:33 AM
I can see your smile from here. Stop grinning, you are enjoying this way too much. Now I am going to have to go home and take pictures of the JD's I run too. :bash:
Ed,
I was going to say I was :sorry: and say that I like your beer keg counter weight. But now you think your gonna get double hugs with this JD talk?:badidea::notthatway::hangingclothes:
;)hugs:)hugs:Dhugs, Brandi

Dougster
12-18-2007, 11:20 AM
Ed,
I was going to say I was :sorry: and say that I like your beer keg counter weight. But now you think your gonna get double hugs with this JD talk?:badidea::notthatway::hangingclothes:
;)hugs:)hugs:Dhugs, Brandi
Triple hugs for the Edster??? :eek: No way!!! :eek2:

That crazy old backwoods Maine scrap steel-pusher doesn't even deserve a single!!! :rolleyes:

Dougster

PBinWA
12-18-2007, 01:16 PM
OK kids, enough is enough with the mushy stuff. Can't you move all this hugging and kissing over to the Kioti forum or something? You're giving us Mahindra owners a bad rep! ;)

civesnedfield
12-18-2007, 05:29 PM
Triple hugs for the Edster??? :eek: No way!!! :eek2:

That crazy old backwoods Maine scrap steel-pusher doesn't even deserve a single!!! :rolleyes:

Dougster

The third one was a sympathy hug. I had hurt feelings.

Sorry PB but ya gotta get hugs while the gettn' is good. :mrgreen:

civesnedfield
12-18-2007, 05:34 PM
Ok back on topic for a moment.

Doug ya need one of these. You would be able to increase sales and still enjoy the football game. :mrgreen:


Doug's new snowplow (http://www.ministryoftech.com/2007/02/08/japans-autonomous-snowplow-robot-has-gps-and-two-cameras/)

PaulChristenson
12-18-2007, 05:39 PM
Ok back on topic for a moment.

Doug ya need one of these. You would be able to increase sales and still enjoy the football game. :mrgreen:


Doug's new snowplow (http://www.ministryoftech.com/2007/02/08/japans-autonomous-snowplow-robot-has-gps-and-two-cameras/)



This 880 lb snow plowin’ bot features GPS and a pair of video cameras in its eyes. Pink Tentacle (http://www.pinktentacle.com/2007/02/yuki-taro-autonomous-snowplow-robot/) says the robot has “a system that compresses the snow into hard blocks measuring 60 x 30 x 15 cm (24 x 12 x 6 in.), which Yuki-taro expels from its rear end.”

And what am I going to do with the blocks???....Build an igloo???:mrgreen:

civesnedfield
12-18-2007, 05:42 PM
This 880 lb snow plowin’ bot features GPS and a pair of video cameras in its eyes. Pink Tentacle (http://www.pinktentacle.com/2007/02/yuki-taro-autonomous-snowplow-robot/) says the robot has “a system that compresses the snow into hard blocks measuring 60 x 30 x 15 cm (24 x 12 x 6 in.), which Yuki-taro expels from its rear end.”

And what am I going to do with the blocks???....Build an igloo???:mrgreen:


I saw another blurb on the robot and it said that they use the blocks in coolers or ice boxes.

Dougster
12-18-2007, 06:03 PM
The third one was a sympathy hug. I had hurt feelings. Sorry PB but ya gotta get hugs while the gettn' is good. :mrgreen:
Sympathy or none... There is no way that you deserved triple hugs. :rolleyes:
Ok back on topic for a moment.

Doug ya need one of these. You would be able to increase sales and still enjoy the football game. :mrgreen:

Doug's new snowplow (http://www.ministryoftech.com/2007/02/08/japans-autonomous-snowplow-robot-has-gps-and-two-cameras/)

No need for that silly little toy. What I really need is a Jeep! :thumb: That 3/4 ton of mine plows like a champ with its 800 lb plow and 900 lbs of ballast out back... all riding on those fine Cooper snows... but folks down here just don't design their driveways and yards with any consideration for snowplowing anymore. They bring in landscape contractors who make it all but impossible for anything 'cept a Jeep!

If I had a Jeep, I'd already be drinking Starbucks coffee... anytime I felt like it! ;)

Dougster

Dougster
12-18-2007, 06:09 PM
This 880 lb snow plowin’ bot features GPS and a pair of video cameras in its eyes. Pink Tentacle (http://www.pinktentacle.com/2007/02/yuki-taro-autonomous-snowplow-robot/) says the robot has “a system that compresses the snow into hard blocks measuring 60 x 30 x 15 cm (24 x 12 x 6 in.), which Yuki-taro expels from its rear end.” And what am I going to do with the blocks???....Build an igloo???:mrgreen:
I saw another blurb on the robot and it said that they use the blocks in coolers or ice boxes.
Oh Brother! :rolleyes: Just get me a Jeep! :thumb: I know I used to have one... and it absolutely killed my back... but this is no time to consider personal comfort. There is GREEN MONEY to be made out there! :mrgreen:

Dougster

civesnedfield
12-18-2007, 06:11 PM
Oh Brother! :rolleyes: Just get me a Jeep! :thumb: I know I used to have one... and it absolutely killed my back... but this is no time to consider personal comfort. There is GREEN MONEY to be made out there! :mrgreen:

Dougster

Ya know maybe if you had been nicer to Santa,:bash: he might have brought you one.:thumb:

Oh now that ya have a little of that Green stuff in your pocket you want MORE. Don't ya?;)

Dougster
12-18-2007, 06:22 PM
Ya know maybe if you had been nicer to Santa,:bash: he might have brought you one.:thumb:

Oh now that ya have a little of that Green stuff in your pocket you want MORE. Don't ya?;)
I'm afraid that what I've earned and then some was all turned over to a very nice dentist lady this afternoon for one filling and two new teeth! :o My "ear, nose and throat" doctor gave me the go ahead this morning (after getting my cat scan result back relating to some lingering facial pain following 3 left-side RC's) to complete my dental work... and I had it all done this afternoon. How is that for efficient! :thumb:

The doctor said that the cat scan of my head showed "absolutely nothing"... so with all this new money in hand, I was free to go ahead and "Git 'er Done"!!! :)

Dougster

Bindian
12-18-2007, 06:28 PM
OK kids, enough is enough with the mushy stuff. Can't you move all this hugging and kissing over to the Kioti forum or something? You're giving us Mahindra owners a bad rep! ;)
PB,
:sorry::hide: I must have been too sleepy and needed to go to bed. I have no clue:fishing: what I was doing. :pat: :)
hugs, Brandi

civesnedfield
12-18-2007, 06:32 PM
The doctor said that the cat scan of my head showed "absolutely nothing"...

Dougster


Heck you shelled out all that money for a doctor to tell you that there was nothing inside your head. I would have told ya that for a 30 pack. :mrgreen:

civesnedfield
12-18-2007, 06:33 PM
PB,
:sorry::hide: I must have been too sleepy and needed to go to bed. I have no clue:fishing: what I was doing. :pat: :)
hugs, Brandi


Ok here I am feeling all special and now you tell me I was nothing but a bad dream. :ohmy: :yankchain:

Dougster
12-18-2007, 06:34 PM
Heck you shelled out all that money for a doctor to tell you that there was nothing inside your head. I would have told ya that for a 30 pack. :mrgreen:
Oh yeah... right!!! :rolleyes: NOW you tell me!!! ;)

Dougster

Dougster
12-18-2007, 06:37 PM
Ok here I am feeling all special and now you tell me I was nothing but a bad dream. :ohmy: :yankchain:
Face the facts old chum. It had to have been a mistake! Best I've ever gotten was a single! And Lord knows... you are no Dougster!!! :thumb:

Dougster