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Does anyone have a rough idea as to what a John Deere hay loader would be worth? The owner described it as "working " and he bought it 30 years ago because it was "too nice to go for scrap " and it has been stored inside. It is quite a drive to his place and I am trying to decide if it is even worth going to look.

Chad says 2019-05-18 20:13:17 (CST)

I brought my New Idea for $350 in usable condition off of Craigslist.

1 month ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

JerryHicks says 2019-05-20 13:01:25 (CST)

I've seen John Deere hayloaders sell in my area for 50 to 75 dollars. A few years (15 or so) ago, they would sell for 750-1,000, but now all the Amish in my area are pulling motorized balers and no longer fooling with loose hay. I bought a New Idea loader last year for 50.00. It's usable but needs one chain replaced.

30 days ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Klaus Karbaumer says 2019-05-20 15:42:09 (CST)

Jerry, I have to protest your using the term "fooling with loose hay". That's what I have been doing for most of my life. What would that make me, huh? Now that I cannot pitchfork the windrows any longer since I need a cane for walking I have to have my hay baled. The downside of a hayloader is that in addition to the driver you need at least one more person, while with forking the hay on the wagon you can walk alongside and only occasionally climb up to step it down if you do not have any other help.

30 days ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

K.C. Fox says 2019-05-22 08:13:55 (CST)

Putting up loose hay is the cheapest way to hay but really labor intense. the other ways just take more high dollar equipment and less people and time.

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