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FORDSON DEXTA: Make offer or Pass?

Postby staninlowerAL » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:45 pm

Decided to start a new post on this one. I've been contacted by the owner about purchasing this tractor. It has a Kelley FEL, front mounted hyd pump, looks to be small capacity (has a single bucket tilt cylinder), and has not been run in a while. It's 3cyl Perkins diesel, open station, PTO, probably early 1980's vintage. Mechanical condition unknown, no missing parts but looks rough. Should I make a offer or pass? Tractor wt is about 3000 lb, loader wt unknown, probably 1500 lbs. TKS

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Re: FORDSON DEXTA: Make offer or Pass?

Postby Shane Nelson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:48 pm

If you can get it cheap enough you could always part it out or resell it. You know when buying something that isn't running or hasn't run in a while they can dollar you to death. You have any tractor junk yards around your area? You could always see what they would give for it and sell it to them if you get it cheap enough. I always look at a used tractor with a FEL that the front end is probably worn out, never know what the previous owner did with it.
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Re: FORDSON DEXTA: Make offer or Pass?

Postby Bill Hudson » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:31 pm

Can't say much about the Dexta, but Dad bought a Super Dexta and it was, for its size, a beast. Also like a Timex (took a lickin and kept on tickin) for many years. From my experience with the Super Dexta, steering might be an issue with a FEL.

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Re: FORDSON DEXTA: Make offer or Pass?

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:12 am

UPDATE ON THE DEXTA: The deal came together and I have moved it to it's new home. I need any information about the fuel system and general operator's manual type details. 3 cyl Perkins/Ford diesel, this one should be a fun project or a total bust!!!

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Re: FORDSON DEXTA: Make offer or Pass?

Postby SONNY » Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:36 pm

found a manual.-- e-mail me , as file too large to post here! thanks; sonny
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Re: FORDSON DEXTA: Make offer or Pass?

Postby staninlowerAL » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:10 pm

Thanks for the offer Sonny. PM sent. Stan

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Re: FORDSON DEXTA: Make offer or Pass?

Postby SONNY » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:00 pm

STAN!!!--- too big to email, BUT the place I found it on had a share feature, so I put in the info and they said it was sent!---Let me know if it did actually send to you!! thanks; sonny
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Re: FORDSON DEXTA: Make offer or Pass?

Postby staninlowerAL » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:28 pm

Sonny, got the manual. Thanks. It will take me a while to go through all the info. At least this will help me try to get it started.

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Re: FORDSON DEXTA: Make offer or Pass?

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:10 am

I got a call about another one for around $800 not running. I didn't want to fool with it. Let me know if you want it!
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Location: AL (Southwest)

Re: FORDSON DEXTA: Make offer or Pass?

Postby staninlowerAL » Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:47 pm

Chase, didn't see your post until today. Was at LA Cubfest this past weekend. I'm maxed out at this time, ran out of room and funds. Thanks for thinking about me. Mine as a CC Kelly model 500 loader which needs a new home.

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Re: FORDSON DEXTA: Make offer or Pass?

Postby AL Farmall Boy » Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:14 am

I understand that Stan. I'm sure the folks still have it just sitting there.
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