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It’s scary high up in the revs. I bought a mare in an auction down in Wyoming IL Saturday and took the Yukon with the 2-horse bumper pull to go get her. It downshifted on the highway into 2nd going uphill and the gauge pegged 80 lol. I’m like fuck I’m going to blow a seal out of this thing.
 
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Well I’m going to take a gamble. My “usual” auction source for trucks has had absolutely insane prices for the past few months due to the shortages all around. Most of the trucks selling there are bringing as much or MORE than I can realistically sell them for private party.

I have a theory that this F-450’s going to do about the same money at auction than it will privately, and saves me the trouble of having to mint it out and deal with people. I’ve been buying a truck here and there at these random farm sales, so, if I can get them and bring them right to another auction, it’ll give me easy profits with a four week turnaround time max. It’ll give me more time to expand buying and selling of agricultural equipment because that’s my current “hot” market.

If I time things right and the trucks don’t need anything horrific, I can pick them up and drop them right at the selling auction yard, as long as they have the paperwork within a week of the sale I’m good to go.

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Also got the new condenser in the Ram today. Holy shit was that easy. Now I need to charge it and make sure it doesn’t leak. Need to find someone that can evacuate and charge it quick.
 

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I forgot to snap a picture of that 4020 water pump. I'll try to remember that tomorrow.
 
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Well I’m going to take a gamble. My “usual” auction source for trucks has had absolutely insane prices for the past few months due to the shortages all around. Most of the trucks selling there are bringing as much or MORE than I can realistically sell them for private party.

I have a theory that this F-450’s going to do about the same money at auction than it will privately, and saves me the trouble of having to mint it out and deal with people. I’ve been buying a truck here and there at these random farm sales, so, if I can get them and bring them right to another auction, it’ll give me easy profits with a four week turnaround time max. It’ll give me more time to expand buying and selling of agricultural equipment because that’s my current “hot” market.

If I time things right and the trucks don’t need anything horrific, I can pick them up and drop them right at the selling auction yard, as long as they have the paperwork within a week of the sale I’m good to go.

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Well my theory was incorrect. Took a $2,500 loss. Truck needed a lot of work, that’s the downside to buying sight unseen. It was a desperation purchase at the time as there was nothing around to buy and a bad call on my part so lesson learned at the end.

Needed manifolds and up pipes, throttle pedal assembly, oil cooler resealed, glow plugs/ module and some other odds and ends like the window track being messed up, AC fucked up, etc. I wasn’t prepared to take the time to mint the truck out to list it privately to still probably take a loss in the end.

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I love when you tell someone “hey, not giving address until you’re coming, says coming, give address.” Hey something come up I let you know if I come tomorrow.

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Been on both ends. It sucks. Shit happens.
 

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Selling to people online just keeps getting worse. When people actually do show up I usually give them an even better deal as a thank you.

And thats when I even try to sell shit. I have some stuff now I don't want to throw away but I don't want to deal with these idiots.
 
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Bought a new H yesterday. Unfortunately with these old tractors it’s cheaper to just buy one that some old timer lovingly went through than it is to even put tires on one.

I also found a nice H with a Schwartz wide front privately last night for $1,850 OBO. Probably will end up going and buying the one with the wide front, swapping the new tires, weights and a couple of the nice period aftermarket bits off of the one I just bought onto the wide front H and selling this one for what I paid.

I picked up this one for $1,750 and have someone coming for $1,000 for my old one. Bought a really nice IH bar rake as well.

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Annnnd I bought the wide front H yesterday.

Going to take the wheel weights, steering wheel, seat, and some other odds and ends off the V wheel tractor I just got and essentially make one really nice one out of the pair and sell the V wheel.

I’ll run this one until I find a really nice Super H, and then swap the wide front and whatever parts between the two and sell this one. I’m essentially trying to build the perfect super H for nothing.

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Selling to people online just keeps getting worse. When people actually do show up I usually give them an even better deal as a thank you.

And thats when I even try to sell shit. I have some stuff now I don't want to throw away but I don't want to deal with these idiots.
Agreed. I had 67 messages on that mower I took the screenshot of. Accepted 25 people’s offers and then they’d disappear. Took 6 weeks to sell, guy finally came with full asking price. Depends on the item and market you’re catering to for sure.
 

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Well my theory was incorrect. Took a $2,500 loss. Truck needed a lot of work, that’s the downside to buying sight unseen. It was a desperation purchase at the time as there was nothing around to buy and a bad call on my part so lesson learned at the end.

Needed manifolds and up pipes, throttle pedal assembly, oil cooler resealed, glow plugs/ module and some other odds and ends like the window track being messed up, AC fucked up, etc. I wasn’t prepared to take the time to mint the truck out to list it privately to still probably take a loss in the end.

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this sucks that it went this way for you but i do appreciate you showing that it's not all gold and sunshine and rainbows
 
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this sucks that it went this way for you but i do appreciate you showing that it's not all gold and sunshine and rainbows
It’s definitely not. In the end I was able to come close to breaking even on that sale all in all. I purchased two riding mowers and a zero turn that came out to about $400 short of even after their profits and the trucks loss. Cheap lesson to learn.

The original seller was smart or just coincidentally lucky. They dropped the truck off after inspections were done the day prior to the sale. I wasn’t able to make it in person, so bid online and rolled the dice. On-site bidders were able to see it day-of, I was not.
 
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Got a nice muffler setup for the Case last week after six trips to the fleet store and then promptly managed to crack the 90 that comes up off the manifold while aligning it to keep it away from the loader arm. Got the new used piece today (lucky to find one), made a new gasket and put it all together. Fired it up, it’s so nice and quiet now compared to the 3’ straight pipe it had. Moved the loader up and down to check for any clearance issues and hydraulic fluid started pouring out of the bottom. Hard line under the tractor was rubbing on the hydraulic tank and finally gave out.

Two steps forward, two steps back lol.

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Braise on the hyd feed line off the pump rubbed through on my case. Had a new line made and took the opportunity to replace all of the soft lines and do a drain and fill on the system. Also got the new muffler on and manifold 90.

Have everything swapped from one H to another except the wide front. Swapped air intakes, gauges, choke lever and some other odds and ends. Wide front swap can happen now that the loader is operational again.

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Today’s haul.

MINT 2008 Ranger. 2.3 auto.
2011 Silverado 3500
2005 K2500 Suburban.

First two are in IL, Suburban is from Southern MO and is rust free. Suburban will probably stick around, my dads going to drive it for 6 months or so until their Bronco comes in.

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I think I’m going to pick back up with doing a YouTube series on taking these trucks from auction rigs to ready for sale, going through the cosmetic and mechanical reconditioning.

Problem is I’m so fucking boring talking by myself. Nothing like my true personality. Oh well.
 

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I think I’m going to pick back up with doing a YouTube series on taking these trucks from auction rigs to ready for sale, going through the cosmetic and mechanical reconditioning.

Problem is I’m so fucking boring talking by myself. Nothing like my true personality. Oh well.
Yesss

Do it
 

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I think I’m going to pick back up with doing a YouTube series on taking these trucks from auction rigs to ready for sale, going through the cosmetic and mechanical reconditioning.

Problem is I’m so fucking boring talking by myself. Nothing like my true personality. Oh well.
That would be awesome, I hear the more you do it tho the better your personality comes out on camera. Just need some time to show it and be fully comfortable I bet.
 

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