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Daron1965

Hello all, 

 

 A local person has a Yanmar YM2000 with 476hrs, on working hour meter for sale.  It comes with a sitrex 6ft finish mower,  with extra set of new blades, set of new mower wheels, and belt and a 6ft rear blade.  He is the original owner.  He is asking $2400 and is negotiable on price. 

What can you all tell me about Yanmar?

What would be a good price? It seems to run well,  and looks taken care of. 

 

Thank you,  Daron 

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oliver2-44

That would be a really good price in my area.  But i think small tractor prices are higher here due to Texas's good economy and a lot of small acreage tracts

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Tractorhead

Hi Daron,

 

i think for that price you can't make an mistake.

Depending what you want to have it for.

 

I purchased last week an Iseki TX1300, and the Technics isn't extrem different.

But while i'm looking, i also take an eye on Kubotas and Yanmars.

The technic itself is nearly similar and made for Working.

I choosen lastly an 4WD, because of several reasons, it makes more sense to me.

 

 

The Yanmar, you described has 20 HP Dieselengine, that should be more as enough for most issues but only Rear wheel drive.

if the PTO is right turn, you can use a lot of Addons for small tractors, they're available in mass.

For adapting on maybe worse PTO- connector, there are some Adapters available for Standart Connections.

 

A highlight is the 3Point lift, they have, shall be usable for about 300-500Kilos maybe more.

 

As long as the Dieselengine itself is healthy (start at cold temps) this are real workbeasts.

Especially, if you know the Owner, and he has a bit taken Care of it, you got a longterm brutforce Workhorse.

The Engine self is with small modifications used in several things like Generators, Boatengines and for Standing engines.

They are rocksolid, so to get parts for them, should not be a problem.

 

The technic itself is real low- tech but highly robust.

Here over the big Pond they where dealed at about 3000Bucks and up...

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Mows4three

Hey Daron!

 

Hooe all is well with you. 

 

I just left you a voicemail.  I read your message here quickly last evening and thought you were still negotiating on the IH 234.  

 

Sorry about that.  

 

I am a big proponent of Yanmars.  My exposure to the tractors comes through two friends that swear by them.  They always took care of them and changed fluids and filters on a regular basis.  Also, they worked them within their capabilities.

 

Another friend ran three cylinder Yanmar power units hooked to an electric generator at his camp pretty far back in the Allegheny Mountains.  He bought them used but with service records.  Again, he gave them regular service and he never had issues that I was aware of.  In fact, he had three of the same model of Yanmar generator. One was a backup that he would run when he took the first one out of service for maintenance.  The third one was for parts and I don’t ever recall seeing it used for this.  

 

Cheers!

 

Dave 

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13 hours ago, Mows4three said:

Hey Daron!

 

Hooe all is well with you. 

 

I just left you a voicemail.  I read your message here quickly last evening and thought you were still negotiating on the IH 234.  

 

Sorry about that.  

 

I am a big proponent of Yanmars.  My exposure to the tractors comes through two friends that swear by them.  They always took care of them and changed fluids and filters on a regular basis.  Also, they worked them within their capabilities.

 

Another friend ran three cylinder Yanmar power units hooked to an electric generator at his camp pretty far back in the Allegheny Mountains.  He bought them used but with service records.  Again, he gave them regular service and he never had issues that I was aware of.  In fact, he had three of the same model of Yanmar generator. One was a backup that he would run when he took the first one out of service for maintenance.  The third one was for parts and I don’t ever recall seeing it used for this.  

 

Cheers!

 

Dave 

The owner of the 234 actually decided to go UP on price,  not down.   Lol,  so I walked away from that. 

 

If the weather is good this weekend,  I plan on going to get the Yanmar.  

 

I did a lot of research,  and they seem like a good and strong little tractor.  Parts seem to be very available, and it seems to be a straight forward, no frills design. 

 

Thanks,  Daron 

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Mows4three

Daron, 

 

I really expect you will will be happy with the Yanmar.   Too bad about the 234.   I'm partial to IH tractors, even if the Case name is slapped on them, too.

 

Shoot me some pictures when you get it back to your place.

 

Stay warm, stay dry and stay happy!

 

Cheers!

 

Dave

 

 

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Tractorhead

Hope you get same grin spending machine as i got now.

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Daron1965

I'm hoping the cold rain and sleet goes away.  I sure would like to spend some time on it,  if I bring it home this weekend. 

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Tractorhead

Cool, wanne see some Pics From pickup👍

 

I hope i found some time to rework my Plow, just because to be prepared.

 

For this Weekend, forecast tells some Sun,  but next week maybe Snow again...

But they're wrong the last week, so i'll think better to be prepared...😎

 

 

Have some Fun & greets over the big Pond.

Stefan

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Keith

I believe Yanmar tractors with a 4 digit model number are grey market - if you are concerned about that.  I'm not sure about the YM2000.   The 

difference may be that the grey market version has multiple speed rear pto whereas the U.S. marketed version has a single speed rear pto.

In my opinion buying a grey market Asian tractor isn't a deal breaker if its basically the same as a U.S. model.  I believe you can get parts.
Ask the seller, they ought to tell you what they know about its official designation.

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Dakota8338

Hoye Tractor Parts, Inc located 2099 U.S. Highway 287E, Iowa Park, TX 76362 [Phone # 904-592-0181] is very knowledgeable of Yanmar Tractors, both the USA models and the 'Grey' market tractors.  I have not been to their web site recently (and plugging in Hoye Tractors  will take one to their wed site), haven't needed anything, but their web site has had a very informative tutorial on the Yanmar 'Grey" market tractors.  They tell all, the good, bad & ugly concerning many models both sold here and the 'grey' tractors.  They are nice folks to do business with, and I have found them very helpful.  I inherited a 240D, and IIRC the YM2000 was sold here and is one of the better compact Yanmar Tractors.  I urge you to visit the Hoye Tractor website and do some reading to assist you decision in making this purchase, unless you have already made said purchase.  Regardless, anyone contemplating a Yanmar purchase the Hoye Tractor site will be a very good source to consult. 

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