What should a 2002 Troy Bilt Pony Tiller be worth?

loger_gwOctober 2, 2012

What should a 2002 Troy Bilt Pony Tiller in good condition be worth? I'm not seeing any in the North Tx Area adds to find a suggested value. My friend is giving up his gardening and has asked me to help him sell his tiller. If I could show more pics you would see it has minimal use (tires and etc looking new).

IMO the gardening values have changed with the younger generations. Moving the tiller will almost have to be a give away compared to his cost. Even worse, there are no family members left that would use the tiller (free).

Attached is the model # that showed it to be 2002.

Please share some ideas on moving the tiller. Time Brings About A Change!

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txtom50(8a texas)

Don't be too hasty about giving it away! This is not the best time of year to be selling a tiller. Most folks in your part of the country already have their fall garden planted. Early spring is the best time to sell tillers. With that said, have you checked Craigslist for your area to maybe get some historical prices?

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 6:51AM
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Thanks txtom50! You have a very good point on timing. Hopefully we can find a new safe storage as the old will come down this week or next.

I have checked Craigslist and other local advertising in the area to try and find an asking price (but did not find any listings).

    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 11:07AM
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A Pony is not really heavy enough to be called a "tiller". It's more like a large cultivator. Any sort of ground breaking with a Pony is a PITA in soil that is heavier than blow sand. Worse, your friend's tiller was made after MTD took over, so it's a much-cheapened version of the older ponys. Still, many people see "Troy Bilt" and assume it's a great piece of equipment. I'd figure he's gonna get around $350 for it.

In researching prices - when you search for them, only search "troy pony" many people miss the fact that they are a "Troy Bilt", not a "Troy Built"

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 2:11PM
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Thanks formerboybill! Good Info Known/Unknown by small time gardeners.

1. The garden was initially broken with a tractor, added compost etc before he used the small tiller.

2. Many people do not know or care about the importance of quality equipment and maintenance cost less IMO.

3. My challenge has been replacing 70's equipment that's wearing out, knowing quality has changed (advantages and disadvantages). I'll usually go with the middle grade with the oldest good reputation if possible (for my home use with fair to good satisfaction).

4. Passing tools down was the good way of life, which has changed with technology and grade of tools.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 3:29PM
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