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JimF 83888 172 1184TW either
How much would anyone of pay for this?
I was going to buy it April 02 but the guy selling it
thought he could get more for it with all the timber
equipment still fitted.
He rang back tonight completely out of the blue,
re-offering it to me.
The cab is in VERY poor condition and has 9000hrs on the
I really don't know how mucht it would be worth, but from
the outside, you really need some new tires,
but on the other hand, the bonnet really looks very nice,
Mostly, timber machines sometimes suffer from falling wood
and stuf like that, but this one looks very good.
The cab, is it bad on the inside or something? the outside
is pretty okay to me... if it isn't to you --> sissy :-P
how much did he asked for it Jim? If I may ask..
greetz from Holland
Start off at about 5,000 UK.P [without the timber crane] and
see what response you get. Bearing in mind it looks like a
10 series with a dry element air filter.
I would consider the following things, as a buyer, mainly
for spare parts costs, not labour, ....that depends how much
Quite often a part costs a matter of a few pounds but needs
about 10 man-hours to fit, this will seriously knock a hole
in the budget.
1-Engine: at 9,000 hrs potentially could need rings and
shells, allow for complete gasket set and possibly an oil
2-Transmission: Clutch?, excessive wear on shift forks
causing it to jam in gear. Brake re-line?
3-Front hubs: Speaking from personal experience on this one,
complete seals and bearings for 1 side work out at about 250
UK.P plus a bit of machining to the input flange bearing
surface.....Not sure what a crown-wheel and pinion would
cost....or even the availability
Breakers around this neck of the woods here have hubs -
"sold as seen" - for around 500 UK.P
4-Cab: What's the availability of cladding and how about
patching/repairing the corrosion that's almost certainly got
in to it?
Cost of seat, roof hatch, a pair of doors and window frames?
5-Hydraulics: Has it still got the three-point hitch cover,
assister rams, drop arms, top link bracket and lower links.
reckon on 350 UK.P for a hyd. cover plus a set of seals.
Does the PTO brake band need replacing?
Dual Power working O.K.?
6-Tyres: from the photo it looks like it needs at least one
new/good second hand tyre. New price I would guess at around
350+ UK.P [depending on brand, of course]
7-Respray: paint, decal kits and badges?
8-Complete service: Oils and filters
Maybe there's other folks out there who've rebuilt Countys
who can give us the benefit of their 'cost' and time
good luck on this 1 Jim.
sounds like you really know your stuff about counties
etc me on the other hand have only had dealings with ford
6600 so if anyone has a county restoration project on the go
i would be more than willing to supply some labour so as to
gain some knowledge. south uk area.d
I am in the south, if Devon fits that class and I have a
couple big County's that need restoring! So see you at six
Jim, how about making it a cabless 1184?
I had a quote 18 months ago to have the cab rebuilt by a
professional company. It was £2000.
I`m hoping it will be less than £5000.
It was advertised on Jas P Wilson`s website for 18 months or
so. I`m not sure where it is at now. I will find out
Thanks for the information Richard. I`ll let you know what
Well, all you County restorers. Get your tractors ready for
the 75th Anniversary Weekend at Ludlow UK. September
4&5.Ring 01584 890276.
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