I wasn't able to swing getting the 260 hoe when I bought my 1023e recently. Just too much money! However, I think I'd like to buy one in the future. From poking around the internet, it seems that the hoes (of any model) rarely come up used. That makes sense since you'd only buy one if you needed it and if you needed it you wouldn't sell it off. So that says to me I'll be looking to buy one from JD in a few years. How long does JD usually keep implements available new? The 1-Series tractors (and therefore the 260 BH) are already at least 5 years old. Will they make and sell the 260 5 years from now? 10?
Obviously, none of us can predict the future, but I bet some of you have watched the market for enough years to have a good guess.