Being a reasonably competent and knowledgeable mechanic, having the shop tools and equipment on hand, that is my guess as to the shop rate.steveu812 wrote:Whoa...$1200. I was going to pay my son to dig into this - I can't show him that number!
Actually, if I owned the shop I would have paid the mechanic(s) about 1/2 the shop rate.
If you want to be really cheap, tell son you will reimburse for parts, then quadruple the price of the parts for his labor. Actually, I wouldn't do that. Just tell the son the tractor is in the will. It's his upon death.