What is it worth

Sun Sep 09, 2012 11:48 am

I know this is a Farmall forum and this may not be the safest place to ask this type of question, but I am going to go for it anyway. A friend of main has offered to sell me a John Deere LA, it is complete with minimal rust. He told me that it ran when parked, about 5 years ago. It also has a nice set of factory cultivators mounted to it. Before I think about making an offer I was curious what you guys thought it might be worth. I do not know much about John Deere values, but this machine really caught my eye as it so similar in nature to the Cub. I can try to answer any questions you might have. Also if it helps I am located in the Eastern part of Penn. Not sure how location effects value.

Thanks A.J.

Re: What is it worth

Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:03 pm

Some of them in decent working shape (not refurbished) can fetch upwards of $3,500 to $4,000 that I've seen. And as always.....that is the asking price. They aren't as common to find as the Farmall Cub, and they are highly collectable.

Re: What is it worth

Sun Sep 09, 2012 1:00 pm

did you try posting something on the YT forums (yesterdaytractors.com), they could help you out also.

Re: What is it worth

Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:43 pm

Both L, and LA around here go at $3,500 to $4,500!!! VERY hard to find one and VERY collectable in the green croud of collectors, so prepare for sticker shock!---great little tractors---never could afford one! LOL! good luck on your deal!!! thanks; sonny

Re: What is it worth

Tue Sep 11, 2012 6:34 pm

IIRC one of our members has one for sale. I think he purchased it for around $2000.00 or so .... it has been a couple years ago. He is in the North East if that is any help.

Claude one of my chums here locally let another friend use his shop to rebuild/restore his LA. His friend bought it for $3,000.00 and it needed a lot of work. Ground up if I remember. JD's up here are highly priced -- very much like Massey Harris's in some circles.

Re: What is it worth

Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:44 pm

thank you all for the replies, this will be tons of help when I get the chance to look at this tractor and possibly make an offer.
Thanks, A.J.

Re: What is it worth

Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:03 pm

Sought after. Don't know how much you'd use it, but probably not as operator friendly as a cub. Grandpa had one for several years in truck crops.

Re: What is it worth

Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:00 pm

I purchased an La with turn plow and cultivators from my neighbor about three years ago for $2300.00. It is in good running condition, only needs paint and a rear rim. This purchase was in western Va. I had sticker shock when I became interested in purchasing an L or La.