Cale, what have you heard about those Northern Tool Nortracs? I know they're Chinese and cheap, but I've never seen a review on them from someone that bought one.
They might be decent for the money, but I don't know?
I personally don't like a tractor without a loader on them. The Olympia auction is a good one to get a deal at, and I reckon shipping back east might cost around 8 bills. It would depend on maybe finding someone wanting a deadhead load to take back with them.
I reckon Maine, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and the more farmy parts of NY would be good places to watch for auctions.
Believe it or not, the older Ford 8-9N tractors are pretty decent for small properties, and can be had for a very reasonable price.
It's for me. I need something to plow with this coming winter and something that will run a deck (nothing smaller than a 54") to help mow at my mom's place for the summer. Something 4x4 would be so awesome. Most diesel's are never any lower then $2k, even for just garden tractors that run nothing more than a belly mower that have 4000+ hours on them.
25+ Hp would be awesome but I'm thinking I'd need something more like $5k+ to find something like that. I don't need something right away, but I'd like to have something by September at the latest.
I should really save up and find something more like what Cale found on CL. That's a badass buy no doubt about it.