I just got home from looking at a one owner 1989 518h with 412 hours on it. The guy says it always only cut grass,nothing else. It's been sitting inside for about 5 years now. He said the fuel pump was giving him trouble,so it sat and he bought a new zero turn. Four tires are flat,it's missing the steering wheel center cap and one plastic headlight bezel. The machine itself looks actually really good and should clean up nice! The engine looks very clean,the cylinders were bright aluminum colored. The rear end was pretty wet on the outside but the dipstick showed full and very clean as well as the motor oil.
Can anyone tell me any good/bad sides to this tractor? I know it's not even CLOSE to the 520. I know most of the notable differences. He wants $300 firm,and says if not it can stay put,doesn't bother him a bit. Is this a good price? I have feeling i'll be doing a LOT more to it than a fuel pump just to get it going. Any input is appreciated guys,thanks!
Just wanted to get a price check from the experts here.
This came up for sale next to me, it's a 518H with the Kwik-Way Loader.
The machine is in good condition. Hoses look good, welds on loader look good, bucket is straight.
Seller wants $2500, but he is known to negotiate (bought from him before) so it could be gotten for less.
Also are those the right sized front tires for this model?