acem Posted January 21 Share Posted January 21 I may have the opportunity to buy/trade for a 5088 project in the near future. I'm thinking hard about getting it when it becomes available but want some opinions from the wise sages of Red Power! A friend in southeast Arkansas is trying to buy a group of equipment from an estate. The owner died many years ago and the family hasn't been able to come to a consensus on selling the equipment. They rented the land out immediately but they have wavered on the equipment. I'm told there are now trees growing through stuff and chainsaws will be required... he will buy the equipment and clean the place up. There is alot of older equipment including cotton pickers, 503 rice combine, 706 LPG and the 5088 I'm interested in. The 5088 has around 2000 hours but has set outside since the farmers death. My friend says it still has the original (weathered) interior (including floormat), bad paint, windows are intact, tires are flat and rotted. He said if it had been driven into the shed when the farmer died it would be cherry but that didn't happen. It will be a project to be sure but I can get into it cheap. Where/if the estate decides I will have to be ready. Otherwise it will be salvaged. I would use the 5088 for work I normally do with my 1066 and 1086. Tillage, planting, grain cart, hay, etc. I have a 2355 loader that would fit nicely. Thx-Ace Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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