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I have a chance to buy a Kubota G4200 for $350. The seller doesn't know what's wrong with it or if it runs? It has sat out side for 2yrs. Has mower deck too. I know nothing about Kubota or diesels. It had 1223 hrs on it.
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I'd chance it for that. If the motor runs it is a perfect candidate to repower a machine in better shape.
 
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It could be a very good tractor but, there are several red flags that I see. It looks like someone gave up on it, took the seat and let it sit. The question becomes what went wrong? You should do some dignosis to eliminate engine problems. If the engine is good, that would be a good price for just the engine.

If it was near me, I would look at it. Good Luck, Rick
 

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For 350 I would sure look at it. You could probably put the deck on, a seat and after its running; then, sell it for a good bit if it turns out to be something you don't want.
I agree except for one problem. It is a whole lot easier to buy something than it is to sell it. Remember Everything DID run at one time or another. Big question why was it parked?
 

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Yah this gentleman is a nice guy wheeler dealer, but he is 89 yrs old and I feel I can trust him, but maybe his memory isn't as sharp as it used to be. I will see if I can get more info out of him as to why it was parked.
 

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NO WAY NO HOW!!!!!! I wont pay anything more than $100 for a non runner unless it is something really spectacular or rare. to much to gamble on, no idea what cond the motor is in ?? what about the trans ?? to much to risk. even if you do buy it then decide to part it out you have to able to vouch for the parts you sell and you wont without being able to test it all. then after you are all done you want to be able to make a little cash and how much is that worth when it is running and driving ??

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Throw a good battery in it and crack the fuel lines loose and see if the injector pump builds pressure.If so I would pay $350 for it.You can always part it out for more than that.Injector pump is worth around $300 used.
 

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I would love to find a diesel for that price. I'd offer say $200 or maybe a package deal with the Ariens. At least try to take battery over and see what happens. It might have a bad transmission, but good motor. Maybe ran out of fuel and no knowledge as how to prime? Could get most of the money out of selling the deck. Of course if it runs then can't dicker on price!
 

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I would walk, that sat outside uncovered, for.. did you say two years ? That says it all for me. Why did he not fix it, parts $ labor to expensive? crank in two pieces, sumpin up
 
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