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Offline Bobus2003

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Lookin at a JD 440-B
« on: July 25, 2011, 09:13:31 PM »
So i have been toyin with the idea of buyin another small skidder.. Have looked at a few 440's.. but this one has caught my eye.. Mid 70's, 440-B, Ex-Wyoming State Unit, Decent tires and all around good shape.. what ya think?












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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2011, 11:54:23 PM »
Looks like it is (could be) a good one. Just the tires alone are impressive, from what can be seen.
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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 01:29:05 AM »
nice looking 440B Bobus2003! 8) 8) If the price is right, I am sure it will serve you well.  Looks like someone did a top jobo beefing up the blade arms/support area ( a weak point from the factory , IMO),  Nice looking machine all around.  I hope you can swing a sweet deal :)
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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 06:09:21 AM »
Looks like a real nice skidder you have found indeed! Good tires and pretty straight to. ;D
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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 06:13:52 AM »
power shift havent seen one of those in a long time.

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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2011, 07:06:30 AM »
There's a skidder for sale in Central City.  It's setting by the Napa Auto store.  Been there all summer.  You might slip up Spearfish canyon and look at it.
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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2011, 08:42:54 AM »
If you're not 'making a living' with it, you're prolly ok.
In my not so humble opinion, the "D" series was Deere's best machines by far. I had a 540A, then I bought a brand new ..D..

one sweet machine.

Much nicer cab with good protection, the A is rather open & ya get brush slapped.

Also, the frame area around the front axle is a little wimpy on the A's.

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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2011, 09:48:17 AM »
Very clean looking and great tread, too! Now, how does she run?
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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2011, 11:34:18 AM »
Looks like a good one. Most State and Feds units are usually well maintained. They should have a maintenance record on it that you can check and good operator info available.
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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2011, 08:07:49 PM »
There's a skidder for sale in Central City.  It's setting by the Napa Auto store.  Been there all summer.  You might slip up Spearfish canyon and look at it.
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Yeah their asking $7900 for that ole girl.. I think i can get this beast for $2500 Maybe $2000 if i can dicker well. Runs nice biggest down fall is the Winch PTO shaft is missing

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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2011, 08:51:28 PM »
that is a nice one, good tires too.
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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2011, 09:27:40 PM »
If it's been gov't owned and in the West most of its life, you had better buy it. At that price and even if you had to work on the winch (and buy a shaft for same) it'd be well worth the money.

Find the owner, run it, etc., and buy it.

Don't dither. Prices for small skiders are rising and the market for small machines is greater than that for the large machines. If it's worth having... it's worth paying.

By your posting here, you're not just talkin' to your buddy down the road. You've effectively given that machine world-wide exposure to its target market.

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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2011, 07:43:14 AM »
Tires are worth 3000 easy it has the big log bumper, turbo, wheel weights. If it runs good and the trans winch and hyd work good that machine would be 18k+ around here.
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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2011, 04:54:45 PM »
Check out Craigslist for Macon Georgia in the farm and garden section.  Jd 440b $2200.00 but it looks a lot rougher than the one above.

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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2011, 09:09:48 PM »
At $7000 or so it's worth me trucking it to Pennsylvania. It would bring double that or more around here.
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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #15 on: August 07, 2011, 05:04:23 PM »
a winch shaft from a 540a will work on that skidder too.
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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2011, 12:54:00 PM »
You can guarantee I would give 2500 just from the pictures.  When do you want me to come get it?  I cant believe you would try to save another 500 bucks on a deal like that.  Heck id give 1500 for the tires ship em on down
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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2011, 01:34:50 PM »
I'll take it!!!  When and where do I need to be with the money

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Re: Lookin at a JD 440-B
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2011, 12:23:44 PM »
It had a Hydraulic Lock in the Tranny fail.. The machine now won't move or start.. guy who owns it is trying to figure out the problem before he will actually sell it


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