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I'm thinking of listing my X595 on CL and looking for some price guidance. It's a 2004 with a bit over 1500 hrs., 54" blade and 62C convertible deck. It's also got 3point hitch, front PTO shaft installed, filled rears, and wheel weights. Just did the fluid and filters on the engine and hydro this fall. The tractor has a few scuffs but is pretty clean and the deck is solid with one new spindle and good blades but it's not going to win any beauty contests. Thinking maybe $7000 is around the right range. I'm looking for some price ideas before listing it.

I'll be keeping the blower and warning light for my other tractors.
 

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The price is fair for what you are selling.That of course is coming from those of us that know the value and hours of a diesel.For the average person not knowing much about diesels the hours will force the to hit you low on the price.You probably have a good month before anyone is in the spring mode looking for a tractor.
 

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Thanks for the replies.

You probably have a good month before anyone is in the spring mode looking for a tractor.
True, but I'm not sure winter is done with us yet. I recall quite a few blizzards occurring in March.
 

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Thanks for the replies.



True, but I'm not sure winter is done with us yet. I recall quite a few blizzards occurring in March.
We're not out of the woods till after St. Patrick's day at least.Most people get the spring mindset when we move the clocks ahead.
 

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Not real up to speed on prices on the X595, but I sold a 2004 X495 with higher hours, about 2500, a couple of years ago that also had the 62 inch deck. It had the 3-PT but no blade or front shaft (did have a load lifter and pallet forks from Al Z Welding) and it sold quite rapidly for just over $4000 here in the Pacific northwest -- I was moving and priced it aggressively. I also used CL, and did not advertise anywhere else. I had bought this unit from a cemetery for $1800 so I did not have a high sunk cost in it...also it was AWS so not a candidate for a loader which limited its appeal.

Did you buy this tractor new and do you have all records? That is certainly a plus for most prospective buyers. I don't think the price for your X595 is out of line at all -- but you will need to find a buyer that understands the intrinsic value of the diesel drive train in your Deere. If you have room for it and are not moving or otherwise pressed to sell it by a certain date, you should be able to keep the transaction in the $6,500 range +/- so let us know how you come out.

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As others have stated, I think you are starting out in the appropriate range. If I were you, I would do some price research on the model beneath yours which has the gas engine so you can talk about the exceptional value that a diesel engine in this size unit offers. Knowing the resale difference in value now helps assure the buyers that their future resale value will also be higher and it illustrates the added value of the diesel. Most people who aren't "tractor enthusiast" don't understand the basic difference between the diesel and gas engines.

The improved engine torque, much better fuel efficiency, much longer engine life expectancy and the general benefits of not having a fuel with ethanol blended in and the maintenance complications that causes are also important. But probably the most important is simply reassuring those who haven't owned a diesel that they are not difficult to deal with. People have a fear of the unknown and addressing the issues up front can help alleviate that concern. Make sure to mention in the add the Yanmar Diesel as it will improve the search results of your ad and clarify this tractors engine platform.

Be careful on Craigslist. Insist on CASH ONLY as you are likely to be hit with all of the scams. There are a ton of fraudulent cashiers checks and all of the "over payment / reimbursement scams" along with having the "third party service" picking up the vehicle for the buyer. I wouldn't even do a wire transfer unless you establish a separate bank savings account just for this one transaction. You can never be too safe when there are many out there who make their livings by scamming others.:unknown:

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Thanks for the insight.

I'm still undecided about even selling it. My #1 snow removal operator is lobbying hard to keep it but he's away at school all week and doesn't seem to ever be around when the maintenance is going on. I had to move it in a hurry last week as we had another extremely high tide and the tent it lives in ended up with 6" of sea water in it. The high tide during the blizzard is what prompted me to sell my Cub Cadet 129 recently. I get pretty anal about machinery and cars around salt water and am maybe getting a bit overwhelmed with making sure everything is OK. I guess it's time to build a new shed that's elevated a bit.

I've found the X595 to actually be a better tractor than the 4100 and 4110 for the snow blower as it's a bit shorter and turns tighter which helps with some of the tighter spots and alleys in town, but the lack of a high range on the tranny means it takes that much longer to drive between jobs which are scattered around, mostly within a 3/4 mile radius of home. The only thing I really don't like about it is the exhaust blowing soot on the back of the blade or snowblower. I guess I should try the sink drain mod.

Maybe going from 4 tractors to 2 in too short a time would be overly traumatic. Maybe I just need to ease into the tractor liquidation a bit more slowly.:lol: If I could add just another 1/2 acre or so and a nice barn parting with a tractor is an issue that wouldn't even enter my thoughts.
 

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The ONLY reason that I sold my X495 was my moving away from the 2.5 acre property and the nice shop it had. Here is the tractor:

x495 load lifter first use.jpg may 13, 2012 004.JPG

...and here is the 32 x 40 shop with adjacent small 28x18 pole barn on the left behind that lattice work (and also visible above behind the second picture of the tractor)
32x40 shop building.jpg High Hill Lane shop.jpg
That personnel door is 9 foot high, so it makes the overhead doors look a bit smaller than they actually are...

You should keep your X595 !!
 
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