Quick background...we live in Nebraska, and the floods back in March basically drowned our 1025r. It was under water for about 2 1/2 days. And this was not clean water...this was flowing flood water, and it dumped silt and muck everywhere.
Including the 1025r. (Note...I have a new 2038r coming soon to replace it, so no worries there).
After much cleaning and draining, and going through everything, it seems to be clean and is running again. This seems to me to be a minor miracle, but it is running anyway.
So I have a couple options. I can try to sell it as is, and yes I will give full disclosure that it was flooded. My other option is to keep it as a second tractor to go with my 2038.
Here is where I could use some input. Even though it seems to be running smooth, I have a fear that it is not really (and never will be) fully clean. That damn floodwater silt got EVERYWHERE. My fear is that this tractor will be a constant problem child, and/or may someday just plain die because of the crap in the engine. Are these fears justified, or generally unfounded?
Also, I have no idea how to discount the price for the flood damage. I can see what these are going for generally (it is a 2013 1025r with H120 loader). But I would need to knock the price down some because of the flood. A couple thousand less than normal going price? Half? I just have no idea how to value it. I suppose the floor price would be salvage or parting it out...the loader would be fine, wheels and tires fine, things like hood and lift arms and seat are all fine. I have to think that there is around $3k in just salvage value here (mostly in the loader) as a bottom dollar value.
Just trying to pick the brain of the hive mind...any thoughts you have are welcome.