Indeed, we went all the way to St. Joseph, Missouri. We did not go prepared to bring a tractor home. We were in the car.
Cliff found this Oliver 550 tractor on Craigslist: the guy was asking $4,500 for the tractor, a blade, a rotary mower, a disc and a plow. We weren't interested in the implements, just the tractor.
Keep in mind that in the past year, Cliff sold two Oliver 550's and a Super 55, which is older, but similar. I wanted an Oliver 550 for memory's sake because we had one, back in the 1970's. Those were good times. I wanted to keep one of those 550's he sold. He owes me.
So we made the trip up I-29, one of the busiest stretches of freeway I've seen this side of St. Louis. Wow.
So he made an offer for the tractor only.
The guy called a while ago and accepted the offer; not only that, he's going to deliver it FREE.
We are happy campers.