Scammer – 2003 4117 John Deere 4×4 Compact Tractor
Lisa has this posted in numerous regions on Craigslist:
2003 4117 John Deere 4×4 Compact Tractor – $4900
Date: 2010-01-05, 11:10AM EST
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Model Year: 2003
Serial Number: LV4710H170681
Engine Cylinders: 4
Engine HP: 46
Please contact me at email@example.com
2003 John Deere 4710 Compact Tractor with Deere 460 Loader.
Hydrostatic transmission so no shifting, just a pedal for forward and one for reverse.
Runs great, one of the nicest tractors you’ll find for the age/hours.
Cat 1 hitch with 2500 lb lift capacity.
Loader has 73″ wide bucket with 2300 lb capacity and can haul a lot of snow, dirt, sand, etc.
It’s been stored indoors .
Seat is new (I poked a hole in the old one with a screwdriver in my back pocket), paint is good with light scratches where you would expect them… on the loader, etc.
Starts easily even in the coldest weather, and runs like a champ.
Has kit so exhaust goes out the bottom instead of in your face.
Can be used for farm work, landscaping, general construction, a very versatile machine. Around 4500 lbs, so its light enough to transport on a small trailer or car trailer, but heavy enough to do what need to be done.
We’ve used it for the storage busines we run to move snow and dirt, spread and level gravel, move round and large square hay bales, move campers and boats from building to building, and pull trucks/cars from the ditches along our road and driveway.
we have a 7′ snow blower (included) that we use when the snow gets too deep and this tractor powers it great.
I also have a bale spear for the loader.
Takes up less space than many cars, only 74″ wide so it can easily be stored anywhere
This tractor has turf tires so it won’t tear up your yard, plus they have great traction. They clean out well and work great in snow/mud, and have superior traction on ice. Tractor has 450.1 hours currently (loader has only about 228 hours)
A follow-up email from firstname.lastname@example.org, the scammer:
Hi , The John Deere 4710 4×4 Compact Tractor with 460 Loader is still for sale. The condition is simply excellent,engine cylinders 4, engine hp 46, transmission hydrostatic, diesel, has 450 hours loader has 228, instruments included in the price snow blower mower loader. Here are some pics: http://picasaweb.google.com/lisatlr75/2003JohnDeere4710 .The title is clear and on my name. My final price is $4.900. I already has tons of emails so I hope you understand that I need to sort them out. I will take in consideration only those who are really interested in buying the tractor, to be sure that I don’t waste my time with endless discussions that will lead to nothing. This way, I shall be assured of the serious intentions. Thank you. P.S. I will list the tractor on eBay at the buy it now price of $4,900 so you can purchase it there. That way you will receive assistance for the purchase, paperwork, title transfer and an extended warranty. They also are guaranteeing purchases up to $ 10.000 so we will both be protected.