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#1 sacsr OFFLINE  

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 07:33 AM

Guys coming back from my trip to MD and PA I stopped at Keystone Tractor Works in Richmond Va....it is right off I95 and I highly recommend it ...if you are in the area.....

I am not a 'big" tractor guy but still was amazed at the amount of tractors and trucks under one roof!!

I have a attached a few pictures and can post more if anyone is interested.

One tractor that was interesting was a hand built tractor powered by an Indian motorcycle motor. It was built in 1952.....had a hydraulic powered bucket, hydraulic brakes and pretty sure transmission......guy bent much of the copper tubing for this.......the info also says he built the welder that he used to build this tractor......it is impressive when you think about when he did this......

I had to throw in the REO speedwagon for us older guys that remember the band.

Anyway enjoy.....KSJohnDeere.JPG

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  • KSDiamondTtruck.JPG
  • KSMoline.JPG
  • KSJD110GT.JPG
  • KSReoSpeedWagon.JPG

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 07:47 AM

When I was still driving truck I saw that place several times. I was always going by at the wrong time of day. Thanks for the pics Scott.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:12 AM

Cool place to look around in! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:20 AM

Very cool. I would love to visit there sometime. Would also love to see any other pics that you took.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:50 AM

Here's some more pictures
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:52 AM

Few moreImageUploadedByTapatalk1337521853.000063.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1337521864.073737.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1337521877.646052.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1337521891.567552.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1337521902.440526.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1337521915.610869.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1337521927.830711.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1337521943.191670.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1337521957.166212.jpg
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Posted May 20, 2012 - 08:53 AM

Last one ImageUploadedByTapatalk1337522011.269595.jpg

Edited by sacsr, May 20, 2012 - 08:55 AM.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 11:05 AM

Wow, that place is huge. Some really nice tractors there. Was the MM with the car body a custom job or an early version of a cab tractor?

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 11:39 AM

JD., MM built that tractor as model UDLX, it was their deluxe tractor that the farmer could work all day and then drive to town. They had a jump seat in them for a passenger also.

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 01:52 PM

I need to go see it He his been collecting for years plus they have some other peoples
things there also but from what I have heard most of this belongs to them I here you can
catch the owner there sometime would love to talk to him

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 03:56 PM

Nice pics' of the old iron, brings back alot of memories from when some were new for me. Thanks for sharing. :smiley-score010:

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 04:54 PM

Some cool iron in that place! Thanks for sharing!

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 09:38 PM

Thanks for the pictures! Now there's another place that I have to add to the bucket list! There are some rare gems in that place for sure! I know a guy who has a green Massey Challenger like the one that you posted in your first group of pics...that's only the second one I've seen! Looks like a very enjoyable time!

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Posted May 20, 2012 - 10:24 PM

The guy told me the Challenger came from California. Said one of their truck drivers saw it.....called the owner and asked if he wanted him to see if the tractor was for sale......owner said yes....driver got up with the tractor owner and I think the trucking company owner and the tractor owner agreed to a deal.....they loaded it up on the truck and it headed east. Hard to believe one person can own this much stuff......I was looking at the old semi trucks he had and I was just guessing he had to have had at least $48,000 in tires alone on those trucks......now consider how many tractors are in that building...figure the cost of those large tires......how much money do you think he has in tires in that room??




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