Yeah it surprises me to see tractors going for what they are. I always knew they held their value but not like this. After what I know about it I would not spend that much on it though. Like I said it has been outside for countless years. Some years he has had it in his shed or garage but it was honestly very seldom.It probably is worth 2 grand if it’s in half way decent shape and ran. But a tractor with a FEL isn’t very useful so personally I wouldn’t buy it unless I could make money selling it.
Also did you mean a tractor without a FEL? It may not be hard to locate one. Again my biggest concern is that this tractor is definitely on the smaller side of the tractor spectrum. As in even with some briefcase weights on the back it probably is not going to lift too much.
I was always surprised that Ventrac never really made a FEL for their tractors. They eventually they released a bucket that did not have a whole lot of functionality. It was close to the ground and seemed to work okay for mulch and similar applications. Finally they recently released a true FEL with a pallet fork attachment that people have been bugging them for. So the new Ventracs can do pretty much anything any other tractor on the market can do which is a huge selling point.