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I found an AC D-14 with a backhoe, bucket and forks.  I need to dig a pond and have nothing to dig with.  I feel like a loader/hoe is the most versatile tool for the job.

 

any insight on what something like this would be worth?  It has had recent head work and runs good.  There are some small leaks, nothing I couldn’t fix.

 

It’s been stored inside and comes with manuals.

 

 

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According to Machinery Pete the value of the tractor alone would be $ 3,000 to $ 4,000. One thing is sure, once you finish your project it wouldn't be too hard to sell, may even make a little money if you can buy it right.

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https://www.machinerypete.com/listings/tractors/under-40-hp/allis-chalmers/d14

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That helps a ton Richard, thanks!  I normally use some of my snow plow income to build my machinery base and invest in something that would deem useful around the house or on potential job sites.  When checks roll in and cover my expenses, I might just look this guy up for a test drive...

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Are you sure you wouldn't need an excavator for digging a pond?  I'm mostly familiar with a JD 310 and 510s and it'd be slow, slow digging a pond with them!  Do you have a dozer at all?

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I don’t have any real digging equipment, just a dump truck and dump trailer.  I am not worried about the time it will take, if it’s a versitile tool all around.  I’ll be able to dig and scoop with one piece of equipment, and I don’t mind a little site prep making a safe trail into the bottom of the hole.  My goal is to have open water year round, but maybe dig during dry or frozen season to prevent sinking too much.

 

As you can see, I have no elevation change in my property, so water chooses to fill my sump crock all the time.  The pump never quits running through the year, sometimes it is only “off cycle” for 30 seconds before the crock is full.

 

 

 

 

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:woohoo:      That is a serious bucket on the backhoe. You can move a lot of fill without even moving, just fill the dump truck and transfer the load.

5 hours ago, pullstart said:

water chooses to fill my sump crock all the time.

Sounds like you may have a spring near by. If you can divert it to the pond you will have good fresh water to stock with fish. May even want to make a sand beach for the girls.

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I was thinking about stocking it.  I am not sure if it’s a spring, or the fact that all the surrounding fields have been tiled towards me.  Ideally in the long run, I’d build a windmill with a water pump to keep the water open year round for some tilapia or the like.  My Aunt and Uncle had a stocked pond when I was growing up, just a Honda 110 three wheeler ride away.  Good times, it wasn’t fishin’ it was catchin’!

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D-15s are a good machine. We had a d-15 and a d-19 when I was younger on the farm. Both were pretty tough. Pulled a lot of tree stumps with the d-15.

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Talk to @ACman Kev.  His family was in the AC business for many years and he would be a good source of information and might even have a few good leads on good deals for you.

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