FORDSON DEXTA: Make offer or Pass?

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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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