What is my Sears Craftsman yard tractor worth
I have a lightly used Sears YS-4500 42 , 6 spd, with 20 hp Kohler pro. I purchased this in 2009 for $1200. It is in perfect running and cosmetic condition. I just do not use it enough to warrant keeping it. I prefer to keep my lawn mowed with my Honda push mower. I want to list it for sale on craigslist. I do not want to ask too much, or too less.
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Gee, i bought one just like it, last summer, for fifty bucks! Same color, too. But, it had a bad transmission. Former owner didn’t know he should stop to shift gears. With the result the pinion gear is stripped!
I would think $900.00 would be a fair asking price for a two yr old tractor / mower . Not less than $750.00 unless you know something we don’t lol .
Clean it up so it looks like showroom. Park it on the corner with a for sale . sign. Ask a premium price ($875)and see what happens. You can always lower the price. Now is the prime time to offer this.
I purchased about a dozen mowers that were about 7 – 8 years old. I paid $100 – $150 for MTD and had difficulty selling for $300.00. I paid up to $300 for Craftsman and usually sold them for about $500.00. All were serviced and cleaned up like showroom. One craftsman had the 46 cubic inch opposed twin and was real clean – $700.00.
Most people who have premium dollars will simply buy a new mower. Our friends who look for a used mower are usually on a very limited budget. About 50% of the original price is what they are willing to pay.
Thanks for the solid advice everyone. I was thinking no less than $700.00. I can afford to wait for a good offer. The mower is in brand new condition.
Well there you go Haste makes Waste , Good Decision !
How much is an LT400 craftsman riding mower worth?
I have a ’05 Craftsman LT1000 tractor I bought slightly used from my local Sears outlet in 2006. Apparently someone bought it and after a couple months decided they didn’t want it. Weird. But I made an offer on the tractor (it had a flat tire) and I saved about $200 off the cost of a comparable new one. Plus this tractor came with grass catching bins and rear bin rack and spare mulching blades. I recently moved and my brother-in-law gave me his Craftsman garden tractor (one-year-newer than mine). So my question is what should I list my tractor for? It features 42 deck, B S 18 hp, auto trans and can mow in forward or reverse. It’s been a great tractor with few issues; arguably it’s better than the one I got from my brother-in-law. Thoughts?
Most likely $500 – $600 bucks since you have some xtras !
I’m looking at a 2005 GT5000 Craftsman mower and it has had the engine rebuilt. How much do you think it’s worth?
no more than $500.00
I am selling a Sears Craftsman LT1000 42 mulching mower (2004) in very good condition. I just had it tuned up(as sat awhile during my husband’s illness) put on a new battery, blade, air filter oil change filter; ran out the old gas. The 50% off original is about $650 plus I just spent over $100 in tuning it up. I WANT to SELL it! Is $650 to $750 too much to ask? It is all paid for – just don’t want it to sit. Want to move it at my lawn garden, etc. sale.
Ok My YT 2007 3000 has a bad engine and I need to get rid of it what should I ask for it?
$150 OBO for Parts .
bluemower – $300ish. In a Chicago suburb there was\is a business where when i stopped by for a part, i inquired whats up with the row of Sears riders. The owner says they are to be scrapped cuz only mowers painted green sell used. I got 2 for $50 each and both ran just that the last owner screwed with them and reassembled them wrong.
up up what are you smoking a 10 yr old mower with a bad engine ? Good luck with that lol .
I’m saying that bluemower may have been able to get them for less, not what the seller can get. The ones I bought back in 2000ish had no major problem that’s why i bought them – 1 last owner fiddled with and did not reassemble the overhead lifter rods properly so the valves didn’t open, the other one valve just needed to be reground. So neither ones i looked at had bad motors and just needed small repairs.
Like i said- when u compare apples to apples, green paint will get u more when selling leaving people like me who get (and still own\use) 80’s sears riders for the $50 i paid 16 years ago. So people who pay 300 for a used sears are not up to speed with what they could get it for if u know where to look or are patient.
So like i said, similar JD’s that have the same grade of construction and use the same motors thus similar problems but because they are green, certain market will pay more for them so that dealer only sells used JD’s just like i get Stihl stuff for $20 and typically can get $100- 99% of the time a dirty carb problem. Good luck doing the same with a sears trimmer.