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advice on a 300 Utility

Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:30 pm

First, I have very little knowledge on a 300 utility, however, I have a friend that wants to sell one to me. I have seen it, but not heard it run. the sheet metal is pretty good. has the normal seal leaks around rear pto, etc. It has a TA and I am not sure if it works correctly. I know it has a snowplow with it as well. tires are 40%. It doesnt look too bad.

he's asking 1500 for it. To me the price is good, but as I mentioned i know nothing about the 300 utility.

Can you share your thoughts and give me some advice?

Thanks in advance

Re: advice on a 300 Utility

Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:35 am

If it's any kinda half way decent shape it's worth that. A really nice 300U would easily be worth 3K

Re: advice on a 300 Utility

Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:50 am

Make sure the steering is in good shape. I don't think they had any particular problem, at least unless it was under a loader. But I understand that steering parts are kind of expensive and hard to find.

Re: advice on a 300 Utility

Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:17 am

Jim,

Thanks for advice on steering. I have been told by others that same thing. Watch out for the steering. I was also told if it has power steering my chances are alittle better.

do you agree with that?

Re: advice on a 300 Utility

Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:33 am

bradm wrote:. . . power steering . . . do you agree with that?

I really don't know on that. My gut reaction is that with power steering, it is easier to abuse the steering without overworking yourself. I have also heard the comment (seems reasonable) that power steering with an assist at the tie rods is easier on the components than one that works on the steering wheel side of the steering gear. That way the power assist isn't loading the steering gear. I don't know how power steering on a 300U is set up.
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