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In a couple weeks I should be taking delivery of a new excavator, finally correcting a mistake I made nearly ten years ago. That mistake was selling my excavator.

I'm not going to have much use for my little backhoe so I am considering removing it along with the the subframe and selling it. (2014 1025R)

Curious if anyone else has done this and what their experience was. Also, if anyone in western WA is interested in buying it, well that would be good to know too.
 

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With a fair price, I'm sure it'll go quickly. There's still demand and Deere isn't offering the 260 as a unit anymore. Good luck, though I'm sure you won't need it.
 

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I know the subframe is stupid expensive. I was helping a buddy with his purchase of a 2025R like mine, and we were going to add the sub frame and power beyond only to his so he could borrow my backhoe from time to time. We were thinking that would be a wise well spent $300-500 to put those items on his tractor. Turned out that sub frame by itself is $1900. Needless to say that got dropped off his tractors upgrade option list real quick. LOL For bracket no bigger or heavier then that subframe bracket is, that was just crazy. I think Deere must not want guys sharing a backhoe attachment. lol
 

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I don't want to deal with removing the power beyond, do you think that not including the power beyond parts will hurt ability to sell it?
 

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Not at all. I don’t recall seeing any for sale before that said the PB was included. I wouldn't mess with it either. You'll be fine.

Just fuel for thought... the sub-frame for the 260 & 1025 is about $1400-1500 new. A year or so ago, it was no longer available from Deere, but just in the past couple weeks a member ordered one and got it. I'd look at figuring it's still worth $800-1200 at least, depending on condition. Since it really shouldn't be beat up, 'condition' would be how pretty it is compared to new. Just my opinion.
 

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I don't want to deal with removing the power beyond, do you think that not including the power beyond parts will hurt ability to sell it?
No, I think that must be an cheap and easy item to get and for the dealer to install.
I think I only paid something like $180.00 for my power beyond kit installed at the dealer when I bought my 2025R last fall. I initially bought the PB kit for future use with the hydraulic kit TTWT was working on at the time, which I now have on my 2025R. I later went back and bought the backhoe separately from my tractor purchase .
 

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I've also got my dealer trying to figure out how much they'll give me on trade (the whole tractor) towards a new 2032. I'm not expecting to be overwhelmed, but figured it would be good to know.
 

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I don't want to deal with removing the power beyond, do you think that not including the power beyond parts will hurt ability to sell it?
I'd never expect a PB set up with a BH. Getting the subframe is nice but often not included in the used market. You don't need the subframe so obviously it's best to send it for additional money but the PB is part of the tractor and can be used for other things. Unfortunately I think a lot of used tractors are sold with the mount still on them but useless to the next guy without the hoe. I bet most of these guys don't even know it's there.

When I bought my 47 BH I got lucky and got all the subframe with it but the hoe itself was in rough shape. I found another in great shape, kept what I needed and sold off the original hoe without mounting hardware. The guy that bought it was well aware he needed parts but had to start somewhere. I offered to let him measure my mounting kit in case he wanted to have one made but he declined. Anyone with access to a cutter can make the flat plates pretty easy if they have the dimensions.
 

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You shouldn't have any issues selling that unit. Forget about the PB kit, let the next guy source and install that.
As far as the subframe goes, you may as well remove it, as you will never need it again. That sure makes the purchase a great setup for the purchaser when he/she knows the bulk of the cost and pieces are included.
 

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Many people looking to buy attachments and items are real funny about having to source brackets and mounts, etc. I have had items for sale, such as the 54" snowblower and when I would tell the buyer they would have to purchase the front quik tach hitch and even give them the part numbers, many people would get all "Well, I was really hoping for everything together".

After about the 10th one of those, I found and bought used quik tach units for the 1 series and I got a brand new quik tach for a new 2 series on a trade deal. The very next person looking for the 54" snowblower with the parts for the 1 series bought the entire kit. Then I ended up selling the 2 series front mount to another GTT member. In the end, I was able to make more money selling each of the items and everyone got what they wanted.

So, the moral of the story is if you are selling, sell the sub frame with the backhoe. And don't be shy about the asking price. They are in strong demand and hard to find. If its in good shape, I would charge as much as you feel comfortable charging. Certainly don't give the thing away.............

The power beyond is entirely different and I would leave that on your tractor and let the new buyer source their own. With the variations in the tractors, its probably best anyways...............

The dealers generally will determine the trade in by taking the tractor and running it through their service department to "make it ready to sell". Then they will usually leave room for a 20% MARK UP on top of the make ready costs. Bottom line, they are likely to offer you about 25% to 35% less than what you would likely be able to sell the machine yourself.

If you would rather not sell your entire tractor directly to the public and you have any "resellers" in your area such as GoodWorks tractors, let them know you are considering trading your machine. They may be interested in it and will make you an offer on it if it fits their inventory desires. They will be closer to the dealer trade in value. But at least is makes your new machine purchase nice and clean without the trade in numbers involved.

I constantly have items for sale and I use Facebook Market Place. My sister lists the items for me and when she has someone serious, I get involved. I can tell you I have sold every item I have listed for sale and usually pretty quickly. Just specify cash and if you don't want to be involved in shipping something, insist on local pick up.

I sold a Brinley Plow which went to southern Missouri. The buyer drove 9 hours to pick it up. The last 54" snow blower went to eastern Minnesota, a 7 hour drive. So even though my sister lists the items locally, people from a wide area seem to find them.

I avoid Craigslist because of the games and other nonsense people will play. With Facebook, you know who the buyer is and most have details about them on their Facebook account. I won't use Facebook so I pay my sister to list the items for me. If you don't use Facebook, maybe you have a relative who will work with you who does use Facebook. My sister always lists in the ad that she is selling the items for me and its never been an issue. Once the buyer is serious, I talk to them and 9 out of 10 end up being buyers.
 

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Do you have a ballpark price in mind for the BH and frame? ...asking for a friend (just in case my finance committee is watching)
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Not yet...
 

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Well that’s just not going to fit my 2305 and besides my health insurance provider (wife) recently banned me from making anymore green purchases on CL or FB Marketplace. Last night she told me it’s not okay to keep looking and, and, and, when she caught me it was a black JD tractor shovel ad anyway that my neighbor posted after I stored the thing for him all winter long. It’s not like it was even green and like I wasn’t going to buy it anyway.

It’s just tractor porn. I can stop whenever I want.

But if I could get a 1025R......I know of a guy with a backhoe.......
 
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