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JOSHJA 494201 3 Moving a House either
Moving a House
Ok so maybe it's not exactly a house but...

Our neighbor/friend/vet recently sold her house and moved on to some property she has. While building her house, she bought a "mobile home" (same as is in "trailer parks") to live in until her house is finished.

We helped by moving the addition to the trailer on October 10th. Luckily a trucking company moved the mobile itself.
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We used the New Holland TV145 & the Fendt 716 to raise the addition.
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No sweat. :-)
Was a lil fun getting the bidirectional back in there though. ;-)
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We then used the Sterling (truck) with 53' Doepker tridem axle drop deck to haul it. It was about a 40 mile haul, which made it quite the trip for the tractors. :-[
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Moving the decking.

I was running the TV145, except for during transport. For that, I got the guy in the blue coveralls run it while I ran the 716.
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Perfect fit. :-)
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At the drop point.
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The mobile.
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Pretty lonely lookin if ya ask me...

All I can say is that it's a good thing it's not mine, and good thing it's only temporary. :-\
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Got it on the ground, then we drove it back and up to the trailer.
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Starting to see some progress...
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Time for us to head home(about 35 miles).


Made me really appreciate the 33.5mph top speed of the Fendt... ;-)
Felt kinda bad for the other guy in the TV145, with a top speed of 17mph! :-D
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hey josh looks cold over there now any snow yet why did u not use the JD as well is your JD 50kph aswell as the fendt :-D

nice thread ;-)
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We've had snow a couple mornings over the past week orso, but it's all melted by evening.

We used the TV145 for a number of reasons... the JD was to big for loading, plus it was still glued to the baler at that time.

Unfortunately the JD is only 40kph, when we purchased the tractor it was planned to never leave the yard. :-[ Next time. ;-)
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so the Fendt is still rentet?
by the houre or by weeks?
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Actually just took the Fendt back on Saturday. I'm not sure how the final billing will be. The salesman came to the field one day during silage this summer, we said we needed another tractor, next day this thing showed up. It was supposed to be for only one month(or 100 hours), but we kept it for over 3 months.

Not sure what we'll have to do for the future, have talked about 922 Fendt, 7430, 2nd 7030LF, 8000, etc. Getting out of farming would probably be the smarter move. ;-)
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well,maybe
either you invest or quit :-[
actually you just need a tractor for the baler for about 4-5 months.
but renting is counting too and a 2nd hand?
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JD, you nailed it *exactly*!
The problem is that there is no real ROI (Return On Investment) in this case, as I'm sure you hear from your Albertan farming buddies as well.

Renting can work, but even that... at over $5,000 a month in rental fees, you could purchase a tractor, use it for 6 months, sell it, and still come out ahead. First depreciation hit on a new tractor is about $30,000 after the first few hundred hours.

Second hand is risky. No warranty, and you could very well be taking someone else's "problem." It can work, but...
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Interesting thread Josh.

There are plenty of John Deere second hand tractors still under company warranty down here in the U.S.

Come down here to the U.S. to spend your money and you get almost a 7% discount.

There is even a few 7430P new and probably a demo listed on www.tractorhouse.com

As of 11/05/07 1 CDN $ = U.S. $1.07

Tony
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Tony, it's not even the 7% discount going into the US, it's that depending on the state & province in particular, the price down there is VERY significant.

Even just for a new Hesston 4790 with 4925 accumulator... I was quoted ~120,000 by the dealers in my area, and was told by a fellow I know in Montana (who runs two of them) that he could get the exact same thing for 80k! This was back when the CAD was still below par. :-\
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